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

7 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"

7 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"

7 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

8 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"

8 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"

8 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"

8 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"

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

8 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"

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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"

10 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.

10 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"

10 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!

10 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

10 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"

11 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

11 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

11 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"

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

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

11 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"

11 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

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

11 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)

11 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"

11 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

11 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"

11 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

11 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"

11 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

11 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

11 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"

11 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

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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

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

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

11 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

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

11 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

11 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.

11 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

11 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

11 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"

11 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

11 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

11 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"

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

11 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"

12 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

12 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

12 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"

12 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

12 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"

12 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

12 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

12 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

12 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 (!)

12 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

12 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"

12 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

13 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"

13 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

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

13 months agoAdd a review of "The City & the City"
Alex Chan [Wed, 7 Oct 2020 16:49:57 +0000 (17:49 +0100)]
Add a review of "The City & the City"

13 months agoDon't highlight 5 star books on the homepage
Alex Chan [Sun, 11 Oct 2020 23:03:40 +0000 (00:03 +0100)]
Don't highlight 5 star books on the homepage

13 months agoUse tint colours throughout the app
Alex Chan [Sun, 11 Oct 2020 23:02:41 +0000 (00:02 +0100)]
Use tint colours throughout the app

13 months agoFix a thumbnail path
Alex Chan [Sun, 11 Oct 2020 23:02:24 +0000 (00:02 +0100)]
Fix a thumbnail path

13 months agoUse tint colors to colorise links on individual pages
Alex Chan [Sun, 11 Oct 2020 22:46:14 +0000 (23:46 +0100)]
Use tint colors to colorise links on individual pages

13 months agoThrow a shelf of pseudo book spines at the top of the page
Alex Chan [Sun, 11 Oct 2020 22:32:52 +0000 (23:32 +0100)]
Throw a shelf of pseudo book spines at the top of the page

14 months agoAdd a review for "Engineering a Safer World"
Alex Chan [Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:19:16 +0000 (13:19 +0100)]
Add a review for "Engineering a Safer World"

14 months agoAdd a review of "An Atlas of Extinct Countries"
Alex Chan [Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:45:55 +0000 (17:45 +0100)]
Add a review of "An Atlas of Extinct Countries"

14 months agoAdd an entry for "A Speller's Companion"
Alex Chan [Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:39:51 +0000 (19:39 +0100)]
Add an entry for "A Speller's Companion"

14 months agoAdd an entry for "Codebreakers"
Alex Chan [Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:35:32 +0000 (09:35 +0100)]
Add an entry for "Codebreakers"

14 months agoAdd an entry for "The Wandering Wombles"
Alex Chan [Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:18:08 +0000 (14:18 +0100)]
Add an entry for "The Wandering Wombles"

15 months agoAdd a note about "Brag Better"
Alex Chan [Sun, 16 Aug 2020 22:35:36 +0000 (23:35 +0100)]
Add a note about "Brag Better"

15 months agoAdd a note about Montmorency
Alex Chan [Sun, 16 Aug 2020 22:35:29 +0000 (23:35 +0100)]
Add a note about Montmorency

15 months agoAdd an entry for "Airman"
Alex Chan [Sat, 8 Aug 2020 12:32:27 +0000 (13:32 +0100)]
Add an entry for "Airman"

16 months agoAdd the Scrapheap Challenge book
Alex Chan [Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:52:34 +0000 (22:52 +0100)]
Add the Scrapheap Challenge book

16 months agoAdd a review of "Creative Selection"
Alex Chan [Sun, 26 Jul 2020 09:47:06 +0000 (10:47 +0100)]
Add a review of "Creative Selection"

16 months agoAdd two new books
Alex Chan [Sat, 18 Jul 2020 15:25:11 +0000 (16:25 +0100)]
Add two new books

16 months agoAdd a review of "The Gate of Angels"
Alex Chan [Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:52:39 +0000 (11:52 +0100)]
Add a review of "The Gate of Angels"

16 months agoBe explicit that these scripts require Python 3
Alex Chan [Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:52:29 +0000 (11:52 +0100)]
Be explicit that these scripts require Python 3

16 months agoAdd a review of "Small Robots"
Alex Chan [Sat, 11 Jul 2020 09:25:53 +0000 (10:25 +0100)]
Add a review of "Small Robots"

16 months agoInclude the MD5 hash in CSS URLs, so the URL changes with the CSS
Alex Chan [Sun, 5 Jul 2020 17:45:30 +0000 (18:45 +0100)]
Include the MD5 hash in CSS URLs, so the URL changes with the CSS

Everything in /static/ is aggressively cached to improve page load and
reduce bandwidth -- but it means you need to dump the cache every time
the CSS changes or the page looks wonky.  Including the MD5 hash means
clients will reload the CSS whenever it changes.

16 months agoAdd a review for "GCHQ"
Alex Chan [Sun, 5 Jul 2020 17:31:11 +0000 (18:31 +0100)]
Add a review for "GCHQ"

16 months agoUse a book icon as a separator, not leaves
Alex Chan [Sun, 5 Jul 2020 17:22:06 +0000 (18:22 +0100)]
Use a book icon as a separator, not leaves

16 months agoAdd a "Currently reading" for GCHQ
Alex Chan [Sat, 4 Jul 2020 21:45:30 +0000 (22:45 +0100)]
Add a "Currently reading" for GCHQ

16 months agoAdd a note about "Atomic"
Alex Chan [Sat, 4 Jul 2020 21:39:23 +0000 (22:39 +0100)]
Add a note about "Atomic"

17 months agoAdd another thread about The Origisn of Unfairness
Alex Chan [Sun, 14 Jun 2020 15:44:05 +0000 (16:44 +0100)]
Add another thread about The Origisn of Unfairness

17 months agoAdd an entry for "Long Walk to Freedom"
Alex Chan [Sun, 14 Jun 2020 07:08:21 +0000 (08:08 +0100)]
Add an entry for "Long Walk to Freedom"

17 months agoAdd a note about "Think Black"
Alex Chan [Mon, 8 Jun 2020 18:46:40 +0000 (19:46 +0100)]
Add a note about "Think Black"