Welcome to Terminally Foolish. This is a small website constructed as a little experiment to see how feasible or painful it would be to use only terminal tools on an old netbook to develop and maintain a modern website.
If you were hoping for something more exciting, I apologise. This is just a small static website, with a bunch of rambling from me as I get to grips with using a mix of old-school and hipster cool tools.
If you want to read some slightly more sane stuff from me, I also run another site on the same Raspberry Pi Zero as this one: AppendixV is a general purpose dumping ground for info and webby stuff I want to serve up from a tiny server.
There’s also ProjectArc which is more of a “proper” blog, with tags, searching, grouping, pictures and maybe even some useful articles.
The posts below were written as I went along, to show some of the tricks and lessons learnt for future reference..
Editing termfool from a cafe
June 22, 2018
It’s peak hipster time! I’m sat in a fancy cafe on a sunny morning writing a blog with a cup of posh tea next to me and my scruffy beard.
Current Blog Workflow
January 20, 2018
So, now I’ve started getting this site live there’s starting to be some kind of workflow forming, which is nice, although it certainly won’t be anything like optimal.
Personalizing the site
December 2, 2017
An inevitable side effect of templates is that they always need some customisation to make them work for you and start feeling like you’re doing some of the work yourself.
December 1, 2017
To create a blog from scratch, you must first create a blog. This post covers what I did to set things up initially.
Tufte-style Jekyll blog
February 19, 2015
The Tufte Jekyll theme is an attempt to create a website design with the look and feel of Edward Tufte’s books and handouts. Tufte’s style is known for its extensive use of sidenotes, tight integration of graphics with text, and well-set typography.
My first Jekyll post
February 8, 2015
So, this is a Jekyll blog post then. The first of
manyat least a few. It’s done using the Kramdown flavour of Markdown, with styling rules taken from a mixture of Jekyll’s default set and a nice theme called ‘Tufte’.