Jack Baty - Tilde.club

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This is a web page on the internet. It is nothing but basic, static HTML. It's the simplest thing that could possibly work and I think it's beautiful. (and thanks to Paul Ford for this whole tilde.club thing.)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hey, look who's confused again about what to use to publish his website. WordPress is a Typewriter

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Having fun playing with twtxt, a "Decentralised, minimalist microblogging service for hackers". I don't imagine it'll get used much, but I like the idea. Mine is at tilde.club/~jbaty/twtxt.txt.

Friday, October 13, 2017 and I'm just hanging out here via my iPad

I'm editing this document via SSH/mosh using blink.sh on my iPad. What a fabulous combination of modern and retro! Each time I add something here I feel such a pang of, I don't know, regret maybe? I liked doing things this way. Still do.

Richard Stallman - "How I do my computing"

I edit the pages on this site with Emacs also, although volunteer helpers install the political notes and urgent notes. I have no experience with other ways of maintaining web sites. In principle I would be glad to know about other ways, but learning about them is low priority for me and I have other things to do.
Stallman edits his page the same way I edit this tilde.club page. This is about the only thing we have in common. I love re-reading his process notes every once in a while.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

I just discovered Blink Shell and that means I‘m typing this on my 10.5” iPad Pro in an ssh session and that means I‘m pretty happy right now.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This ~tilde document is as good a place as any to test the new Transmit 5.

February 25, 2017

1997: Let’s make a website!
*fires up vi*

2007: Let’s make a website!
*downloads jQuery*
*fires up vi*

2017: Let’s make a website!
😵 pic.twitter.com/RT4VVnJjNS

— Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs) February 22, 2017

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

I read an article today: How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

It reminded me of this little hand-made, simple, static tilde.club page.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

I've been thinking a lot about the fate of things and the "independent web". The recent article from The Awl by Charles Thaxton struck a chord: Wither the Webpage

So to what extent does the way a site looks impact what a site is? This question might have to be re-legislated again. What seems certain is that fewer discrete pages means fewer discrete voices, and further ensures that the internet becomes primarily a vehicle for reaction (and all the ugliness of a purely reactionary culture) rather than creation.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I wanted to link to our generous tilde.club host's article in New Republic and thought it fitting to do so here. So...

Reboot the World

Thursday, May 12, 2016

But brutalism remains one of those things where you know it when you see it. And lately, you see it a lot.
Finally: The hottest trend in Web design is making intentionally ugly, difficult sites

(wapost may need a login, sorry)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hello again, my little tilde.club page. It's nice to see you.

Saturday January 30, 2016

I just updated this page because I don't want tilde.club to go away. Is it helping?

Saturday September 26, 2015

It feels like this shouldn't be a blog. Maybe a single-page summary of who-knows-what. I'll think about it.

We're coming up on a year of this tilde.club thing, no?

Sunday August 30, 2015

I've spent much of the weekend going all-in with static websites. My blog has been converted from Wordpress to Hugo. Most of my online presence now requires nothing but a simple web server serving static HTML pages. Feels much more permanent this way and I like it.

Saturday August 29, 2015

I've decided to move the snippets blog over to my own domain. It's now at snippets.baty.net.

I'll do something with this page at some point. Probably as a way to test some new static blogging engine or another.

In the meantime, I'm still at...