As you can see, I only had a a handful of blog posts since.
Writing for the sake of it isn’t my forte but focused and a quick one is.
Quick notes is how I’ve done it since about 2010. I still remember the first internal documentation I made for the sparsely documented tool our Team was using. I called it SEA (for Slightly Explored Areas).
After I moved to another company, I copied the same idea into an internal confluence pages as quick notes, separated per technology like:
- quicktasks - AWS
- quicktasks - Drupal
- quicktasks - Ansible
- quicktasks - Acquia
- quicktasks - Git
The above are a sample but I had about 19 major categories.
I document things that aren’t obvious (at least to me and the Team). Then I discovered Hugo and that’s how I started porting the internal confluence pages to GitHub with each repos. Since my site was hosted in GitHub Pages back then, I created a TravisCI automation to compile the the Hugo site to static and push it as ghpages branch. With that, a virtual subfolder for my site is created for each category like:
And the main link at https://ismael.casimpan.com/quicktasks lists all those quick tasks.
Then I created a tool to manage creating “new quick tasks”.
BUT as you can see, maintenance increases as the number of quick tasks grows. So I consolidated it.
Then came the time when I was adding a lot of entries that my free allocation for Travis got exhausted…and GitHub pages for some reason fails to load my site. So I moved the main site and it’s now in Cloudflare Pages and the quicktask site in Netlify.
And yes, if you’re interested to get all the quick task I have so far, it’s public so you can git clone it: