Converting Kindle books to EPUB format

…is not easy. But it’s possible. At least, at the time of writing, and the handful of ebooks I tried so far. There are many such guides online, often incomplete. Or more accurately, out of date, because Amazon subsequently added more stumbling blocks. I shall document what worked for me, a combination of steps fromContinue reading “Converting Kindle books to EPUB format”

Simple static wiki [WIP]

I’m setting up a lightweight wiki for dumping notes on miscellaneous topics up to a website as a set of arbitrarily-linked pages. Here’s my first pass solution, using the Eleventy/11ty static site generator. https://github.com/sackeyjason/mcwiki 11ty converts the markdown into HTML files (in folders too). It also does templating, which I’ve yet to get my headContinue reading “Simple static wiki [WIP]”

Beginning development with function and a DB on Begin

I wrote about my impressions with this software development platform: View at Medium.com I expressed some confusion about certain obstacles and described some workarounds. Ryan from the project replied on Twitter and helped me towards figuring out the issues, and I’m quite satisfied with proper solutions. I amended my post with the answers. But IContinue reading “Beginning development with function and a DB on Begin”

Forum

Presenting the newest part of the overflow.space/Operating Space publishing infrastructure: a forum! Keep an eye on it for new content from me. It’ll integrate with the blog in yet-to-be-determined ways. You could also join… it’s in beta.

Computers and socialism

Project Cybersyn was a Chilean project from 1971–1973 during the presidency of Salvador Allende aimed at constructing a distributed decision support system to aid in the management of the national economy. The project consisted of four modules: an economic simulator, custom software to check factory performance, an operations room, and a national network of telexContinue reading “Computers and socialism”

Draft: Article 13

Note: I wanted to get this article finished and published before the protests, and before the vote. Oh well. Last Saturday across Europe there were demonstrations and protests against proposed new EU copyright legislation. The concerning legislation concerns ‘online content-sharing service providers’, which means sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and regular web hosting companies. RightContinue reading “Draft: Article 13”

Non-hierarchical file system

Long ago, as the design of the Unix file system was being worked out, the entries . and .. appeared, to make navigation easier. I’m not sure but I believe .. went in during the Version 2 rewrite, when the file system became hierarchical (it had a very different structure early on). Rob Pike —Continue reading “Non-hierarchical file system”