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2018-02-15 / \/ \/ / \
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A week or so back kvothe wrote a neat / _/ / /
phlog post about the beauty of plain text \_______/_\___/____/\___/____/_
formatting, a sentiment I very much share, / \/ \/ / \
and the efforts they're making to format / _/ /_ _/
their phlog posts. /- / _/ /
In the post, kvothe also calls out FAX
SEX as an example of artistry in the medium which is sincerely flattering,
They conclude by wondering how I get the FAX SEX logo on each of my posts
and, let me tell ya, like most magician's secrets the reveal will disappoint:
The trick to it is that I do it all by hand with some template files and a
text editor. Justify the text by hand, indent the paragraphs by hand and then
add the logo by hand. If I want to make a change to a post I have to go back
and reformat the paragraph by hand and the few times I decided to change or
tweak the layout I went back and re-did every post by hand.
My background is closer to the art and graphic design end of the spectrum
than developer so, while I will take a swing at scripting and automating
things once in a while, my default mode is to craft the thing itself rather
than to craft a tool to craft the thing for me.
I think of it as "artisanal phlogging," hahahaha.