books.alexwlchan.net
77 min agoUse the new link to Tessa Thornton's book tracker development
Alex Chan [Sat, 24 Jul 2021 16:12:20 +0000 (17:12 +0100)]
Use the new link to Tessa Thornton's book tracker

78 min agoAdd an entry for "Black and British"
Alex Chan [Sat, 24 Jul 2021 16:11:15 +0000 (17:11 +0100)]
Add an entry for "Black and British"

8 hours agotweak the appearance on small screens
Alex Chan [Sat, 24 Jul 2021 09:00:35 +0000 (10:00 +0100)]
tweak the appearance on small screens

5 days agoAdd an entry for "The Vela"
Alex Chan [Sun, 18 Jul 2021 17:49:27 +0000 (18:49 +0100)]
Add an entry for "The Vela"

7 days agoAdd an entry for "Comet in Moominland"
Alex Chan [Sat, 17 Jul 2021 06:46:50 +0000 (07:46 +0100)]
Add an entry for "Comet in Moominland"

2 weeks agoSupport "illustrator" as a contributor type
Alex Chan [Sat, 10 Jul 2021 07:52:33 +0000 (08:52 +0100)]
Support "illustrator" as a contributor type

2 weeks agoAdd an entry for "Digging for Words"
Alex Chan [Sat, 10 Jul 2021 07:52:24 +0000 (08:52 +0100)]
Add an entry for "Digging for Words"

2 weeks agoadd a quick entry for the kabuliwallah
Alex Chan [Mon, 5 Jul 2021 20:12:10 +0000 (21:12 +0100)]
add a quick entry for the kabuliwallah

2 weeks agoonly count books I finished
Alex Chan [Mon, 5 Jul 2021 20:12:03 +0000 (21:12 +0100)]
only count books I finished

3 weeks agoAdd an entry for Finn Family Moomintroll
Alex Chan [Sat, 3 Jul 2021 00:25:28 +0000 (01:25 +0100)]
Add an entry for Finn Family Moomintroll

3 weeks agoAdd a review for "Going Postal"
Alex Chan [Fri, 2 Jul 2021 22:30:07 +0000 (23:30 +0100)]
Add a review for "Going Postal"

3 weeks agoTweak "The Woman in Cabin 10"
Alex Chan [Sun, 27 Jun 2021 22:20:01 +0000 (23:20 +0100)]
Tweak "The Woman in Cabin 10"

3 weeks agoTweak the review page on small screens
Alex Chan [Sun, 27 Jun 2021 22:09:08 +0000 (23:09 +0100)]
Tweak the review page on small screens

3 weeks agoAdd an entry for "The Woman in Cabin 10"
Alex Chan [Sun, 27 Jun 2021 22:09:00 +0000 (23:09 +0100)]
Add an entry for "The Woman in Cabin 10"

Plus removing JPEG artifacts from the cover image.

3 weeks agoAdd a stub entry for "The Woman in Cabin 10"
Alex Chan [Sun, 27 Jun 2021 21:33:08 +0000 (22:33 +0100)]
Add a stub entry for "The Woman in Cabin 10"

3 weeks agoTweak the background colour of 5-star books
Alex Chan [Sun, 27 Jun 2021 21:19:50 +0000 (22:19 +0100)]
Tweak the background colour of 5-star books

4 weeks agoAdd a review of "The Only Plane in the Sky"
Alex Chan [Fri, 25 Jun 2021 22:16:58 +0000 (23:16 +0100)]
Add a review of "The Only Plane in the Sky"

4 weeks agoAdd a review of "The Underground Railroad"
Alex Chan [Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:40:29 +0000 (22:40 +0100)]
Add a review of "The Underground Railroad"

5 weeks agoAdd a review for "Loveless"
Alex Chan [Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:13:25 +0000 (01:13 +0100)]
Add a review for "Loveless"

6 weeks agoAdd a review of "Atomic Habits"
Alex Chan [Sun, 6 Jun 2021 08:48:58 +0000 (09:48 +0100)]
Add a review of "Atomic Habits"

6 weeks agoAdd a tiny border around books on the review list
Alex Chan [Sun, 6 Jun 2021 08:48:51 +0000 (09:48 +0100)]
Add a tiny border around books on the review list

2 months agolet's link to the tweet
Alex Chan [Tue, 18 May 2021 22:36:06 +0000 (23:36 +0100)]
let's link to the tweet

2 months agoAdd a link to where I found this book
Alex Chan [Tue, 18 May 2021 22:35:35 +0000 (23:35 +0100)]
Add a link to where I found this book

2 months agoAdd an entry for Gender Swapped Fairy Tales
Alex Chan [Tue, 18 May 2021 22:33:55 +0000 (23:33 +0100)]
Add an entry for Gender Swapped Fairy Tales

2 months agoAdd an entry for "How to Fly a Plane"
Alex Chan [Sat, 15 May 2021 19:43:04 +0000 (20:43 +0100)]
Add an entry for "How to Fly a Plane"

2 months agoAdd an entry for the first Moomin book
Alex Chan [Mon, 3 May 2021 16:54:45 +0000 (17:54 +0100)]
Add an entry for the first Moomin book

2 months agoDon't say "did not finish" twice on review pages
Alex Chan [Sun, 2 May 2021 07:34:48 +0000 (08:34 +0100)]
Don't say "did not finish" twice on review pages

2 months agoAdd an entry for "Curious and Interesting Numbers"
Alex Chan [Sun, 2 May 2021 07:34:40 +0000 (08:34 +0100)]
Add an entry for "Curious and Interesting Numbers"

2 months agoAdd a review of Railsea
Alex Chan [Wed, 28 Apr 2021 22:05:14 +0000 (23:05 +0100)]
Add a review of Railsea

2 months agoAdd a quick note about "The Last Lingua France"
Alex Chan [Sun, 25 Apr 2021 19:13:44 +0000 (20:13 +0100)]
Add a quick note about "The Last Lingua France"

3 months agoAdd an entry for "The Galaxy and the Ground Within"
Alex Chan [Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:46:26 +0000 (21:46 +0100)]
Add an entry for "The Galaxy and the Ground Within"

3 months agoAdd a brief review for Programmed Inequality
Alex Chan [Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:21:11 +0000 (17:21 +0100)]
Add a brief review for Programmed Inequality

3 months agoLink to a tweet about "Unicorn"
Alex Chan [Sun, 28 Mar 2021 15:02:05 +0000 (16:02 +0100)]
Link to a tweet about "Unicorn"

4 months agoAdd an entry for "Solutions and Other Problems"
Alex Chan [Tue, 23 Mar 2021 22:37:12 +0000 (22:37 +0000)]
Add an entry for "Solutions and Other Problems"

4 months agoAdd an entry for "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"
Alex Chan [Sun, 21 Mar 2021 15:19:43 +0000 (15:19 +0000)]
Add an entry for "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"

4 months agoAdd a review of "The Cyberiad"
Alex Chan [Mon, 15 Mar 2021 08:43:54 +0000 (08:43 +0000)]
Add a review of "The Cyberiad"

4 months agoReview "Mathematics and Politics"
Alex Chan [Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:07:01 +0000 (23:07 +0000)]
Review "Mathematics and Politics"

4 months agoAdd a quick review of "Disability Visibility"
Alex Chan [Fri, 5 Mar 2021 09:15:57 +0000 (09:15 +0000)]
Add a quick review of "Disability Visibility"

4 months agoAllow specifying an editor as well as/instead of an author
Alex Chan [Fri, 5 Mar 2021 09:12:34 +0000 (09:12 +0000)]
Allow specifying an editor as well as/instead of an author

4 months agoAdd a review for Pride and Prejudice
Alex Chan [Sun, 28 Feb 2021 10:47:27 +0000 (10:47 +0000)]
Add a review for Pride and Prejudice

5 months agoI've read the Colossus book
Alex Chan [Sun, 7 Feb 2021 02:18:57 +0000 (02:18 +0000)]
I've read the Colossus book

5 months agoTry a better version of the Mismatch image
Alex Chan [Sun, 7 Feb 2021 02:14:02 +0000 (02:14 +0000)]
Try a better version of the Mismatch image

6 months agoTweak the shade of brown on "A Speller's Companion"
Alex Chan [Sat, 16 Jan 2021 11:28:19 +0000 (11:28 +0000)]
Tweak the shade of brown on "A Speller's Companion"

6 months agoUse the slug to identify books, not the color
Alex Chan [Sat, 16 Jan 2021 11:28:10 +0000 (11:28 +0000)]
Use the slug to identify books, not the color

Several books have the tint color black, and this was causing books with
a black cover to get the 5-star styling, even if they weren't 5-star books.

6 months agoAdd a note about "Getting the Love You Want"
Alex Chan [Sun, 3 Jan 2021 18:51:36 +0000 (18:51 +0000)]
Add a note about "Getting the Love You Want"

6 months agoAdd an entry for "Lustrum". First book of 2021!
Alex Chan [Sat, 2 Jan 2021 11:04:06 +0000 (11:04 +0000)]
Add an entry for "Lustrum". First book of 2021!

6 months agoAdd a script for running a server
Alex Chan [Sat, 2 Jan 2021 11:03:52 +0000 (11:03 +0000)]
Add a script for running a server

6 months agoAdd a note about "pixar storytelling"
Alex Chan [Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:20:11 +0000 (19:20 +0000)]
Add a note about "pixar storytelling"

6 months agoAdd an entry for the Read Aloud Cloud
Alex Chan [Sat, 26 Dec 2020 10:36:58 +0000 (10:36 +0000)]
Add an entry for the Read Aloud Cloud

6 months agoAllow sorting books within a day
Alex Chan [Fri, 25 Dec 2020 20:23:35 +0000 (20:23 +0000)]
Allow sorting books within a day

6 months agoAdd an entry for "Brexit: A Ladybird Book"
Alex Chan [Fri, 25 Dec 2020 20:23:26 +0000 (20:23 +0000)]
Add an entry for "Brexit: A Ladybird Book"

6 months agoAdd a note about Christmas
Alex Chan [Fri, 25 Dec 2020 10:02:51 +0000 (10:02 +0000)]
Add a note about Christmas

6 months agoMore whitespace on review pages
Alex Chan [Fri, 25 Dec 2020 10:02:33 +0000 (10:02 +0000)]
More whitespace on review pages

6 months agoAdd an entry for "The Trains Now Departed"
Alex Chan [Fri, 25 Dec 2020 10:02:27 +0000 (10:02 +0000)]
Add an entry for "The Trains Now Departed"

7 months agoAdd an entry for Bite Size Bash
Alex Chan [Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:58:40 +0000 (09:58 +0000)]
Add an entry for Bite Size Bash

7 months agoactually fix the broken span
Alex Chan [Mon, 21 Dec 2020 19:32:12 +0000 (19:32 +0000)]
actually fix the broken span

7 months agoDon't break the </div> on a (did not finish)
Alex Chan [Mon, 21 Dec 2020 19:30:25 +0000 (19:30 +0000)]
Don't break the </div> on a (did not finish)

7 months agoMove the Rust book to "read"
Alex Chan [Mon, 21 Dec 2020 19:23:09 +0000 (19:23 +0000)]
Move the Rust book to "read"

7 months agoNarrow books in the bookshelf, so it's more obvious as a bookshelf
Alex Chan [Mon, 21 Dec 2020 19:23:01 +0000 (19:23 +0000)]
Narrow books in the bookshelf, so it's more obvious as a bookshelf

7 months agoAdd an entry for "Welwyn's Railways"
Alex Chan [Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:31:17 +0000 (00:31 +0000)]
Add an entry for "Welwyn's Railways"

7 months agoMerge branch 'development' of helene.linode:/mnt/repos/books.alexwlchan.net into...
Alex Chan [Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:14:44 +0000 (00:14 +0000)]
Merge branch 'development' of helene.linode:/mnt/repos/books.alexwlchan.net into development

7 months agoAdd an entry for "Notes from Small Planets"
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:08:39 +0000 (21:08 +0000)]
Add an entry for "Notes from Small Planets"

7 months agoAdd a bit of spacing around books on small screens
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:02:53 +0000 (21:02 +0000)]
Add a bit of spacing around books on small screens

7 months ago"did not finish" should be small, should not show star rating
Alex Chan [Sun, 13 Dec 2020 22:45:30 +0000 (22:45 +0000)]
"did not finish" should be small, should not show star rating

7 months agoAdd an entry for "Notes from Small Planets"
Alex Chan [Sun, 13 Dec 2020 22:44:41 +0000 (22:44 +0000)]
Add an entry for "Notes from Small Planets"

7 months agoPush to git after every deploy
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:58:30 +0000 (20:58 +0000)]
Push to git after every deploy

7 months agotweak styles some more
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:47:24 +0000 (20:47 +0000)]
tweak styles some more

7 months agoSet a couple of better tint colours
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:42:22 +0000 (20:42 +0000)]
Set a couple of better tint colours

7 months agomake tint colour timestamps stable across machines
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:38:48 +0000 (20:38 +0000)]
make tint colour timestamps stable across machines

7 months agoTweak how the solid colours look
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:36:10 +0000 (20:36 +0000)]
Tweak how the solid colours look

7 months agouse solid colours on book entries
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:27:36 +0000 (20:27 +0000)]
use solid colours on book entries

7 months agofix html minification
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:25:52 +0000 (20:25 +0000)]
fix html minification

7 months agoRemove an unused comment
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:13:21 +0000 (20:13 +0000)]
Remove an unused comment

7 months agoMinify inline CSS and remove HTML comments
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:13:08 +0000 (20:13 +0000)]
Minify inline CSS and remove HTML comments

7 months agoGet images vertically aligned properly
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:05:42 +0000 (20:05 +0000)]
Get images vertically aligned properly

7 months agostars look better on my macbook now
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 19:34:34 +0000 (19:34 +0000)]
stars look better on my macbook now

7 months agoRevert "Make the stars look consistent across platforms"
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 19:33:15 +0000 (19:33 +0000)]
Revert "Make the stars look consistent across platforms"

This reverts commit 20b9ffd734edce0d246f24f46cc1cf03c6d8fe68.

7 months agoMake the stars look consistent across platforms
Alex Chan [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 19:31:35 +0000 (19:31 +0000)]
Make the stars look consistent across platforms

7 months agoTweak the appearance of star ratings
Alex Chan [Wed, 9 Dec 2020 20:20:03 +0000 (20:20 +0000)]
Tweak the appearance of star ratings

7 months agoAdd an entry for "The Rust Programming Language"
Alex Chan [Wed, 9 Dec 2020 20:10:34 +0000 (20:10 +0000)]
Add an entry for "The Rust Programming Language"

7 months agoAdd a couple of books recommended by Gemma
Alex Chan [Sun, 6 Dec 2020 17:55:23 +0000 (17:55 +0000)]
Add a couple of books recommended by Gemma

7 months agoReduce the font size; spread the lines a little better
Alex Chan [Sat, 5 Dec 2020 22:18:24 +0000 (22:18 +0000)]
Reduce the font size; spread the lines a little better

7 months agoAdd a review of "IBM and the Holocaust"
Alex Chan [Sat, 5 Dec 2020 22:18:15 +0000 (22:18 +0000)]
Add a review of "IBM and the Holocaust"

7 months agoURL!
Alex Chan [Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:07:20 +0000 (23:07 +0000)]
URL!

7 months agoAdd an entry for "What White People Can Do Next"
Alex Chan [Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:06:24 +0000 (23:06 +0000)]
Add an entry for "What White People Can Do Next"

7 months agoMove "IBM and the Holocaust" to currently reading
Alex Chan [Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:15:36 +0000 (21:15 +0000)]
Move "IBM and the Holocaust" to currently reading

7 months agoDon't keep saving this as bookshelf_blue.png
Alex Chan [Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:10:53 +0000 (21:10 +0000)]
Don't keep saving this as bookshelf_blue.png

7 months agoAdd an entry of "How to be a Good Motorist"
Alex Chan [Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:39:58 +0000 (01:39 +0100)]
Add an entry of "How to be a Good Motorist"

8 months agoStore the new tint color data
Alex Chan [Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:17:15 +0000 (14:17 +0000)]
Store the new tint color data

8 months agoAdd a review of "The Starless Sea"
Alex Chan [Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:17:08 +0000 (14:17 +0000)]
Add a review of "The Starless Sea"

8 months agoFix a bug in the tint color caching
Alex Chan [Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:16:59 +0000 (14:16 +0000)]
Fix a bug in the tint color caching

8 months agoIf the cover image changes, recompute the tint colour
Alex Chan [Sun, 22 Nov 2020 13:53:42 +0000 (13:53 +0000)]
If the cover image changes, recompute the tint colour

8 months agoMinify all the HTML before rendering to reduce page weight
Alex Chan [Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:44:47 +0000 (20:44 +0000)]
Minify all the HTML before rendering to reduce page weight

8 months agoIf the book isn't a fave, don't send fave-specific CSS
Alex Chan [Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:38:15 +0000 (20:38 +0000)]
If the book isn't a fave, don't send fave-specific CSS

277K ~> 244K (!)

8 months agoFix height of books on review pages
Alex Chan [Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:32:13 +0000 (20:32 +0000)]
Fix height of books on review pages

8 months agoAdd a review of "The Chinese Typewriter"
Alex Chan [Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:30:06 +0000 (20:30 +0000)]
Add a review of "The Chinese Typewriter"

8 months agoTweaks to make images + shelves look good on retina displays
Alex Chan [Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:29:56 +0000 (20:29 +0000)]
Tweaks to make images + shelves look good on retina displays

8 months agoAdd an entry for "What Can a Body Do"
Alex Chan [Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:05:57 +0000 (07:05 +0100)]
Add an entry for "What Can a Body Do"

9 months agoUse a new tinted book set on every page
Alex Chan [Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:37:18 +0000 (01:37 +0100)]
Use a new tinted book set on every page

9 months agoTweak appearance for mobile
Alex Chan [Sun, 11 Oct 2020 23:35:10 +0000 (00:35 +0100)]
Tweak appearance for mobile