Why Programming Is Easy But Math Is Hard
by Mike LevinSaturday, April 23, 2022
rights I should be. I realize I’m hyper-literal in my internalization and application of “da rulez”. High school algebra in particular limits my capability for the sort of abstract thought required for higher mathematics.
I hit the point home with this video where I show a division operator in Python (/) being overwritten by pathlib and the default Python slice API being overwritten by Pandas.
If I’m going to do better practicing what I preach, I can’t have these long journal pages as my main homepages of these various sites. So, I need to think about slice & dicing the sites… and releasing the potential of the tools I’m using, doing as little re-invention as possible UNLESS it’s absolutely called for… in which case it wouldn’t really be re-invention.
I have done a WordPress to Jekyll import (MikeLev.in) and I can look at it as an example… but why? Go for the ideal if it exists. See how Jekyll WANTS you to blog. Lean into the strengths of the tool.
- Keep your original data in whatever format works best for you.
- For me, that’s one long journal-like text-file (for life)
- Focus on the “transforms”
- You can always adjust your transforms
- You don’t really even rely on Jekyll
- Keep yourself platform-independent
- The platforms you’re not independent of “always” include:
We are NOT migrating a blog. We’re starting from scratch, so this page: https://jekyllrb.com/docs/posts/
I put a file in location to test the system.
There’s much still to learn, especially about controlling that URL (categories & tags)… but this is a “success assured” moment. All I need to do is add a slice & dice process to my master publishing script.
Okay, wow, so I got the title logic in. Now slap some headlines on these blog posts. A few with, a few without.