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Sun, May 21, 2017
Build a personal Markdown notebook with Firebase Storage

by Frank Lin

Build a personal Markdown notebook with Firebase Storage

Just make a online Markdown notebook using Firebase, build for personal use.

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Common sorting algorithms, understand and implemention in C

by Frank Lin

Common sorting algorithms, understand and implemention in C

Understand the common sorting algorithms, just because recent take CS50 course.

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Thu, Apr 20, 2017
First taste of Heroku, h5ai for file indexer

by Frank Lin

First taste of Heroku, h5ai for file indexer

I've known Heroku for a long time, but never have a try to build with it. This time, I found a beautiful file indexer h5ai that requires PHP 5.5+, and Heroku is a perfect platform to build and host it.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Self-host comments in Jekyll, powered by Firebase real-time database

by Frank Lin

Self-host comments in Jekyll, powered by Firebase real-time database

It's convenient to set up a comment system in Jekyll site with external social comment systems like Disqus or Duoshuo (多说). However, as you all know, Disqus was blocked in China and Duoshuo is going to shutdown. It's the time to rethink about the comment system (although I didn't get too many comments →_→), simple and controllable. And it becomes true with Firebase database.

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Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Syntax highlight with Rouge in Jekyll

by Frank Lin

Syntax highlight with Rouge in Jekyll

By default, Jekyll 3 and above versions comes with Rouge, a pure Ruby syntax highlighter which supports 98 languages. Since Rouge themes are compatible with Pygments’s stylesheets, it’s nice for us to choose the favourable styles.

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Mon, Oct 03, 2016
Save script bookmarklets in Microsoft Edge

by Frank Lin

Save script bookmarklets in Microsoft Edge

Bookmarklets are shortcuts that actually run javascript snippets, usually to add a page to a service. But saving a bookmarklet was trickier than I thought in Edge.

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Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Figure caption for images on Jekyll sites - single line with Markdown

by Frank Lin

Figure caption for images on Jekyll sites - single line with Markdown

Markdown makes writing blog posts simple and fast, but sometimes that simplicity comes with limitations. Recently on updating this blog theme, I'm intend to include images in the post with captions, and there wasn’t a straightforward way using Markdown. While adding an img tag is very easy with Markdown, I would have to do some fiddling to inset the caption.

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