Redesigning the website again. This time I’m dealing with my posting anxiety and deteriorating memory, so I’ve added some new ways to post stuff and started on a personal knowledge base.
Currently hooked on making making my own, tiny notebooks. Had great success using one for book notes recently, scribbling in the book’s margins and taking notes in the booklet. Thought I’d try the same with online articles: read on the screen, take notes on paper.
Just one snag: I’d like to reference each article by its URL, but it could be really long and a real headache to jot down in a notebook. Then what if I wanted to check out an article referenced in the notebook—I’d have to interpret my scratchings and type the whole URL into the address bar. No thanks.
Apparently, I’m not too lazy to make my own notebook and write in it the old-fashioned way, but long URLs can stick it.
A bespoke URL-shortener! Vanilla bit.ly-links would’ve done just fine, of course, but not for this fancy guy—snagged the domain carl.surf 1, set up a redirect file on Netlify, and now I reference all the online articles I want via handy shortcodes.