Mastodon 2.5 released

Mastodon 2.5 is the 100th released version of Mastodon since the project’s inception almost 2 years ago. It brings a variety of improvements to the software, the full list of which is available in the changelog.

Public profile page

The public areas of the web interface have been redesigned. The color scheme and design is now more consistent with the logged-in interface. The new profile layout makes better use of space for bio text and increases the value of header images. Prominent follow buttons ensure that even people new to Mastodon understand quickly what they can do on it.

But that’s not all: The public pages now also display reply, favourite and boost buttons that open a remote interaction dialog that can take you back to your home server where you can actually interact with the toot from your account. That’s a lot simpler than having to


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The Tools I Use to Write Books

04 Sep 2018

In the beginning, there is always a single text file, nothing more. It’s called
ideas.md or book.md. It contains a list of thoughts and ideas, an outline.
Everything else grows from there. It only makes sense that we start by talking
about files.

The Files

Both of my books, Writing An Interpreter In Go and Writing A Compiler
In Go, are written in GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM). One file
per chapter and all files under version control using git.

I only use a basic set of Markdown features in my texts: headings, emphasis,
lists, links, images, quotes. And fenced code blocks. This last one is the most
important one to mention here, because every piece of code presented in the
books is contained in the Markdown files in the form of fenced code blocks.

Yes, that has all the drawbacks you imagine it to have. While I have syntax
highlighting for fenced code blocks, editing them is
not as comfortable as if


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