As we come up to the end of the month, it is a good time to mention that I have posted a weekly chapter for about four years now. While free to read, my writing is supported by #Patreon (https://patreon.com/dmoonfire) and Typewriter Press (https://typewriter.press/d-moonfire/) among others.
I don't really do much with tiers at all, $1/month gets you access to all my works in progress, polls for the next projects, and my appreciation. I also try to listen to suggestions or requests to the best of my ability.
Given the relatively complexity of my sites (multiple Git repos, a ton of cross-linking), the GraphQL approach to generating the site seems to be going fairly well.
Last night, I got the minimal version of fedran.com in Gatsby implemented. At least enough to get this week's chapter out (Atom, RSS, and JSON feeds; navigating to the page; and the like). It's kind of cool to see how it happens.
I'm going to hold off until Thursday to actually do it and see if I can get a bit more features. According to my to do list, I'm 23% done with the migration.
And... maybe see if it actually builds on Gitlab's CI which is the whole reason for doing this.
A summary of a March worth of writing. It was a hard month but I still got three stories in addition to my chapters. And hit a major roadblock
Managed to get my monthly summary up to patrons and my website written before work.
This weekend was mostly losing myself in migrating fedran.com to GatsbyJS. It is an adventure, but things are slowly coming into place. The next task is getting my project page (like https://fedran.com/allegro/) built up from the supporting pages (chapters, back/front matter, etc.).
Overall, I still think this is a good direction though. This time has been a lot more pleasant.
Well, this time trying to implement Gatsby for http://fedran.com is going much smoother. Still have a lot of features in the old site to reimplement but hopefully it will work out; I would love to deprecate Cobblestone.
It's also really hammers the point that Patreon can simply close any account arbitrarily for any reason and you never get to know why. Insult the CEO? "There was questionable behavior, goodbye."
I know a lot of it is trying to avoid fraud, but needing credit card numbers, social security, and drivers license without anything? That fucking sucks.
It's the asking for all this personal information claiming it is needed to give the reason for the account closing and ending with not telling us anything other than "yeah, we're going to close it."
I hate the power imbalance that places like Patreon, Amazon, and others have. They can demand everything and then just taking it away without explaining why. I expect that from the US (who fought to keep the rules you have to obey in the airport a secret), but depressing and disheartening
I just spent four days going back and forth with Patreon trying to help a friend get on their site. They started with a "we're closing your account" so I sent an email to ask why.
Then they said, to tell me, my friend had to prove themselves. Three rounds later of driver's licenses, social links, business statements, "proof of creative endeavors", they answered with a "we're closing your account, we won't tell you why and you can't appeal this."
That is really fucking annoying.
My Gitlab CI started failing without anything I can figure out changing. That's frustrating because now my static sites aren't being regenerated.
I was resisting redoing my site but I might have to now.
Bah, I still can't figure out how to get this thing to work with the CI server. The site refuses to build on the server but works fine on my local machine.
Jacom's daughter had been missing for two days. He had been searching for her with no luck. But then a stroke of luck came when his son returned home.
The smith whistled as he shod the horse.
"You seem happy," his customer said.
"I am," the smith said. "You see, many years ago, a princess was born. As is traditional, a fairy godmother gave the child a blessing: may you always be who you are."
"I heard about that."
"Well, I am."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
@sir Is there a way of using a PAT as a https push for GIt on Sourchut? I seem to not find documentation saying it can but I'm hoping since using SSH with my normal workflow has always been painful.
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