03/01/2021 11:21 AM

A status about what Iโ€™m focused on
March 01, 2021

Hey there,
Long time no see, I was busy dealing with a burn out and preparing an upcoming surgery at the same time, funny moments lmao ๐Ÿ™ƒ.

You're reading this post so yeah, the surgery went pretty well, I'm good now.
I even had the luxury to going out from hospitalization and discovering the city under the snow (wellโ€ฆ while trying to walk correctly).

The hospital courtyard under the snow

After the hard part of recovery, to avoid boredom I decided, since the site was down anyway, to recode Vanilla List, but this time on a stack I could manage (bye rails & postgres).

Goals: fast & light, statically-generated, and without the Hugo pain-in-the-ass templating language.

I tried Eleventy: it was simple, easy to setup, fast and I could handle the templating how I wanted. This last point was really great, I had a lot of fun playing with Nunjucks and JavaScript Template literals.

Actually it took me some time to make something functional while being high on meds half of the time and with a attention span of max 30s. ๐Ÿ˜… But hey it's working for now.

At the end I seized the opportunity to redesign+rewrite the frontend part and tried my best to optimize it.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Enjoy the new Vanilla List!

New design showcase

That's it for the news. 2020 was a rough year for me and I don't expect 2021 to be better.
But I'm not alone at Glitch.Family (my “two-women-one-cat-and-some-friends little studio” as I like to call it) and we're hoping to push some ideas on Souvenir in the future:

  • Gif History: Consult and re-dl your precedents gifs
  • WebShare API: Share your souvenir more easily to contacts or to other apps on your phone
  • Vue3 & Parcel2 upgrade

For now the RSS reader project is on pause. Milia made a working prototype but I currently don't have the time to really work on the design.

Soooo i guess see you next time ๐Ÿ‘‹ โ€ฆ or on Githubโ€ฆ or on the new Glitch.Family Twitter account (yeah we're on this hellsite) ๐Ÿ‘€