Scriptorium

Writing, reviews and tutorials by Chris Rosser

Site update

2 min read

After six months of using Ghost, I update my site's theme and introduce the ability to create link-posts.

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Blood of the Spear

1 min read

As Mark Timmony nears the publication of his first book, I encourage my readers to check out his book's blurb.

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Rediscovering RSS

3 min read

In the wake of Facebook restricting Australians from sharing news, I extol the virtues of RSS as a means to build a curated news experience without all the noise and invasive tracking of social media.

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Facebook vs Australian Media

4 min read

With Facebook now restricting Australians from sharing news on its platform, I question the value of propping up a dying business model, while pondering the impact on Australia's democracy.

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Email hosting sucks

3 min read

I give up self-hosting my email server and learn to love FastMail.

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2020 — a year in review

3 min read

I look back at some of my acheivements and shortcomings in what was an interesting year to say the least.

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Small tales

1 min read

The desire to publish short stories leads me to develop my own frictionless publishing solution using Netlify, GitHub and Dropbox.

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Ad-free reading

1 min read

I remove Google Adsense adverts for all my site's members -- free and premium -- because adverts suck.

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Scriptorium

2 min read

After using static site generators since 2013, I finally give them up in favour of Ghost.

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September 2020 Update

3 min read

With an end to lockdown on the horizon, I reveal a new site design, and share some news about my books, podcast and more.

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