Development


📖 Posts | 📎 Development | 🔖 iot, cloud

Cloud Automation for IoT

Having just brought a Google Home, I’ve quickly realised that, although Google are supposedly fairly open about allowing people to develop for it, there are still far too many limitations. To try and get round these, I’ve been looking at automation tools. In this article, I will list some of the key tools and their strengths and weaknesses.

Cloudflare Now Active

After the recent high-profile vulnerabilities, I decided to turn on the free version of CloudFlare for this domain. CloudFlare provides a reverse proxy service that sits in front of your domain. It will serve content where it can on your behalf (caching), optimise content where it can (e.g. minimising JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc.). But even more important from my perspective is their ability to protect against a number of vulnerabilities.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 hugo

Hugo Snippets and Code Examples

A somewhat random collection of code for Hugo so that I don’t have to keep looking things up all over the Internet.


📖 Kb | 📎 Development, Microsoft, Software | 🔖 microsoft, office, outlook, vba

Macro to open a web URL from Outlook

Many of us spend most of our work time in a few applications such as Outlook (email) and a web browser. This example macro for Microsoft Outlook will let you add a button to the Outlook Ribbon that will open a specific website URL.

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📖 Posts | 📎 Development, Microsoft, Software | 🔖 couchdb, microsoft, office, outlook

Outlook 2013 URL Protocol Handler

Outlook has a custom URL protocol that allows interaction with different elements such as folders, mail and calendar items and contacts, Since Outlook 2007, this has been restricted for use only within Outlook itself but there are some tremendous opportunities for use from simple web systems. This post explains how to turn it on, even for Outlook 2013 (Office 365 version). It also gives pointers to other articles on how to use the protocol.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, markdown, kramdown

How to create a page toc

If you want to generate a table of contents list (toc) for a markdown file, you can use the native Kramdown feature.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, disqus

Add Disqus to Jekyll pages

Example code to add to every page as a footer to enable the Disqus comments service.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Variable Filters

A comprehensive list of filters available to modify/format Jekyll variables.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Tags

This is a list of tags that can be used in Jekyll.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll and Liquid reference information

Some reference sites and links for Jekyll and Liquid.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of pages in a given folder

The following code automatically generates a list of pages that exist in a given folder.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of collection documents

The following code automatically generates a list of collection documents. It assumes that the collection uses output: true and optionally includes a collection title and description defined in the _config.yml configuration file.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, github, github pages

List of problems and issues with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

While sites generated using GitHub pages can use Jekyll to enhance them, there are some limitations and, it seems, a number of problems.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll default variables

These are the default attributes (variables) that you get with each part of the Jekyll domain.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, hugo, static site generators

Alternate static site generators to Jekyll

Jekyll is built on Ruby which is a pain to work with on Windows. It also doesn’t match my chosen development language of JavaScript. Here are some possible alternatives to Jekyll along with some strengths and weaknesses.