books.alexwlchan.net
5 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

5 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"

5 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

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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

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

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

5 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

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

5 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

5 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.

5 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

6 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

6 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"

6 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

6 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

6 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"

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

6 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"

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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"

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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 (!)

6 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

6 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"

6 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

7 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"

8 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

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

8 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"

8 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

8 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

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

8 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

8 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

8 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"

8 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"

8 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"

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

9 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"

9 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"

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

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

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

10 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"

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

11 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"

11 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

11 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"

11 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.

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

11 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

11 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

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

11 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

11 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"

11 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"

11 months agoAdd a note on "How to be Alone"
Alex Chan [Sun, 14 Jun 2020 06:40:05 +0000 (07:40 +0100)]
Add a note on "How to be Alone"

12 months agoAdd a note about "Black and British"
Alex Chan [Sun, 7 Jun 2020 21:09:06 +0000 (22:09 +0100)]
Add a note about "Black and British"

12 months agoAdd a review of "The Night Circus"
Alex Chan [Fri, 22 May 2020 17:05:47 +0000 (18:05 +0100)]
Add a review of "The Night Circus"

12 months agoAdd a recommendation
Alex Chan [Tue, 19 May 2020 05:45:30 +0000 (06:45 +0100)]
Add a recommendation

12 months agoAdd a note about Atomic Habits
Alex Chan [Sun, 17 May 2020 21:06:13 +0000 (22:06 +0100)]
Add a note about Atomic Habits

13 months agoAdd a subtle background textture
Alex Chan [Mon, 11 May 2020 13:45:20 +0000 (14:45 +0100)]
Add a subtle background textture

13 months agoChange the affirmation in the footer
Alex Chan [Mon, 11 May 2020 13:45:05 +0000 (14:45 +0100)]
Change the affirmation in the footer

13 months agoFix the code link in the footer
Alex Chan [Mon, 11 May 2020 13:44:56 +0000 (14:44 +0100)]
Fix the code link in the footer

13 months agoInclude a few books on the home page
Alex Chan [Mon, 11 May 2020 13:44:49 +0000 (14:44 +0100)]
Include a few books on the home page

13 months agoAdd notes on two more books
Alex Chan [Mon, 11 May 2020 13:33:12 +0000 (14:33 +0100)]
Add notes on two more books

13 months agoAdd a review of Exit Strategy
Alex Chan [Fri, 8 May 2020 18:45:05 +0000 (19:45 +0100)]
Add a review of Exit Strategy

13 months agoAdd a review of "Rogue Protocol"
Alex Chan [Fri, 8 May 2020 11:59:28 +0000 (12:59 +0100)]
Add a review of "Rogue Protocol"

13 months agoAdd a review of "Artificial Condition"
Alex Chan [Tue, 5 May 2020 20:26:11 +0000 (21:26 +0100)]
Add a review of "Artificial Condition"

13 months agoAdd note about "Felix Ever After"
Alex Chan [Tue, 5 May 2020 18:51:18 +0000 (19:51 +0100)]
Add note about "Felix Ever After"

13 months agoAdd an entry for "All Systems Red"
Alex Chan [Mon, 4 May 2020 14:57:14 +0000 (15:57 +0100)]
Add an entry for "All Systems Red"

13 months agoAdd a link to the original tweet
Alex Chan [Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:31:07 +0000 (22:31 +0100)]
Add a link to the original tweet

13 months agoAdd notes on Quicksilver
Alex Chan [Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:26:21 +0000 (22:26 +0100)]
Add notes on Quicksilver

13 months agoAdd notes from "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth"
Alex Chan [Sun, 19 Apr 2020 07:04:49 +0000 (08:04 +0100)]
Add notes from "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth"

13 months agoAdd some nice social sharing previews
Alex Chan [Sat, 18 Apr 2020 21:27:34 +0000 (22:27 +0100)]
Add some nice social sharing previews

13 months agoMake everything a bit bigger
Alex Chan [Sat, 18 Apr 2020 21:14:07 +0000 (22:14 +0100)]
Make everything a bit bigger

13 months agoAdd a review of "Yellow Trains"
Alex Chan [Sat, 18 Apr 2020 21:14:02 +0000 (22:14 +0100)]
Add a review of "Yellow Trains"

13 months agoMove "Ultraviolet" to the done pile
Alex Chan [Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:50:40 +0000 (21:50 +0100)]
Move "Ultraviolet" to the done pile

13 months agoMark "The Magazine: The Book" as read
Alex Chan [Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:52:46 +0000 (10:52 +0100)]
Mark "The Magazine: The Book" as read

14 months agoAdd a note about "Built" by Roma Agrawal
Alex Chan [Wed, 8 Apr 2020 21:46:19 +0000 (22:46 +0100)]
Add a note about "Built" by Roma Agrawal

14 months agoAdd David's latest recommendation
Alex Chan [Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:31:01 +0000 (14:31 +0000)]
Add David's latest recommendation

14 months agoAdd a note about "How to Take Smart Notes"
Alex Chan [Sat, 14 Mar 2020 07:50:02 +0000 (07:50 +0000)]
Add a note about "How to Take Smart Notes"

15 months agoAdd a second review of "The Secret Listeners"
Alex Chan [Tue, 10 Mar 2020 08:38:25 +0000 (08:38 +0000)]
Add a second review of "The Secret Listeners"

15 months agoAdd a couple of books about Chinese
Alex Chan [Sun, 1 Mar 2020 17:55:35 +0000 (17:55 +0000)]
Add a couple of books about Chinese

15 months agoRetire "R in a Nutshell"
Alex Chan [Sun, 1 Mar 2020 17:52:22 +0000 (17:52 +0000)]
Retire "R in a Nutshell"

15 months agoAdd a notion of "retired" books, for recording stuff I'll never read
Alex Chan [Sat, 29 Feb 2020 11:50:46 +0000 (11:50 +0000)]
Add a notion of "retired" books, for recording stuff I'll never read

15 months agoAdd a note about "Remote Stations", by Peter Caton
Alex Chan [Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:03:29 +0000 (08:03 +0000)]
Add a note about "Remote Stations", by Peter Caton

15 months agoRun black autoformatting over the scripts folder
Alex Chan [Sun, 23 Feb 2020 19:07:07 +0000 (19:07 +0000)]
Run black autoformatting over the scripts folder

15 months agoFix a Markdown link in "On the Beach"
Alex Chan [Sun, 23 Feb 2020 17:48:25 +0000 (17:48 +0000)]
Fix a Markdown link in "On the Beach"

15 months agoAdd a note about "The Origins of Unfairness"
Alex Chan [Sun, 23 Feb 2020 17:48:17 +0000 (17:48 +0000)]
Add a note about "The Origins of Unfairness"

15 months agoAdd a quote from "Carrying the Fire"
Alex Chan [Sun, 23 Feb 2020 10:00:59 +0000 (10:00 +0000)]
Add a quote from "Carrying the Fire"

15 months agoI read "Intimate Friendships"
Alex Chan [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:22:20 +0000 (09:22 +0000)]
I read "Intimate Friendships"