This mortal life is a little thing, lived in a little corner of the earth; and little, too, is the longest fame to come—dependent as it is on a succession of fast-perishing little men who have no knowledge even of their own selves, much less of one dead and gone.
It has been a source of minor embarrassment to me
for many years that the “what's new” section of
http://nwalsh.com/ has been so utterly moribund.
The sad truth is that, although I consider
nwalsh.com to be my “home page”, much of what I used to use it for
has been superceded by other sites: my random musings go on my
go on Twitter or
photographs go on my
photo site, projects
are most likely to go on
Github (at least
As it happens, I actually archive all of those sites. I keep my data close to my chest. I think the cloud is the greatest thing ever, and I expect the things I put in it to have a durability roughly equivalent to the durability of the fluffy white things in the sky. I'm weird, ok, I care about the data I produce. It's mine and I don't trust you to preserve it for me.
I recognize that this is something like the digital equivalent of hoarding but I don't feel any great compunction about it.
It occurred to me not long ago that I could synthesize a much
more dynamic “what's new” section for
nwalsh.com simply by
syndicating the various things that I archive. This lead quickly to a
little ≅300 line MarkLogic server that collates
the atom feeds from sites of interest and republishes them in HTML.
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