I was writing a long update of how I had set up an ownCloud server for hosting my own calendar and contact information. But, then I stumbled onto this blog post from someone who had done essentially the same thing but explained the process much better.
Another year, another blog … sort of. This is, I think, the third incarnation of this one. I’m always on the lookout for easier ways of updating a blog where I can use plain text and not be locked in to some technology, or worse, a particular version of some technology. I’ve been burned before: I have two older Wordpress blogs; they were created with different versions of Wordpress and are accessible but are static. I suppose if I had kept up with the updates including the required manual tweaking to get everything working again, they could still be viable. Provided I also kept up with the php updates, etc. But, inevitiably, there would come a time where I wouldn’t be able to get an update or I just got tired of having to do all the work to keep it running and hack-free. By abandoning them earlier I’ve just sped up the inevitable. They are just lost in time … like tears in the rain. (Sorry.)
More reasons to keep a journal and save notes on stuff you’ve learned:
We’ve heard the stories of Brian Williams and his confusion regarding which helicopter he was flying in. There are still differences of opinion on the likelihood of his lying versus mis-remembering, but it has highlighted how fallible meory can be. Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons have provided a handy list in their story on Slate.com on how to not be your local version of Mr. Williams, including
I’m celebrating! Are you? Someone should backup the party. I’d do it, but I’m kind of busy. Maybe I’ll get to it later. Hopefully it won’t crash and I’d lose it all.
With so much of our lives being digital (documents, pictures, emails), everyone has experienced losing some bit of it from time to time.
A brand new, shiny version of Texthaven is available for download from the Texthaven website .
CSS Style sheets
In this version, I’ve added the ability to change the CSS sheet while viewing a note in the Markdown view.
I have a lot of notes with text captured from websites, along with notes detailing progress in different projects, some todo list and others which have a lot of linked images. I find that different notes work better with different CSS attributes. Having the ability to switch between different layouts makes it easy.
New CSS files can be created and added to the support folder beneath the Texthaven application folder and they’ll be read the next time Texthaven is launched.