Logo for the OPML file format

I’ve been hacking more on kthoom and I want to upgrade it so that it can load reading lists (think playlists-for-comic-books). Anybody have any thoughts on a decent file format? OPML? A custom JSON file format?

This is a pure client-side web app, so a couple caveats here:

  • I would like to be able to load Reading Lists from anywhere
  • It should be able to refer to files using any sorts of shareable links (HTTP, IPFS)
§1164 · February 7, 2018 · Comic Books, JavaScript, Questions, Software, Technology, Web, XML · (No comments) ·


How do you take notes? Here’s my list of techniques in order of preference using a heuristic which is some function of efficiency, persistence, and privacy:

  • Full-finger-typing on a regular-size keyboard
  • Writing with a pen/pencil on paper
  • Thumb-typing on a small QWERTY keyboard
  • Stylus recognition on a touchscreen
  • Voice notes
  • Scoring the flesh of my forearm in Morse Code with a rusty Bowie knife
  • Typing with one thumb on my phone’s number keypad

Which one do you use? Guess which one I use…

§491 · August 21, 2008 · Life, Questions · 6 comments · Tags:


Where’s the best place to get Kung Pao in the Chicago area? Bonus points if it’s in the NorthWest suburbs…

§420 · January 21, 2008 · Entertainment, Life, Questions · 1 comment ·


I recently got ahold of a nice MacBook Pro and I’m using it as my primary Windows box at work. It’s nice and snappy and I like it, but I’m having trouble getting used to the keyboard, let alone the one-button mousepad. I thought I’d use this post to collapse several google searches into one location. I’ll likely add to this list as I learn more tricks. Read the rest of this entry …

§410 · November 30, 2007 · Microsoft, Questions, Software, Technology, Tips, Windows · 8 comments · Tags:


As originally discussed here and reported on here, I keep most of my work in Subversion repositories. Since starting doing this it’s been much easier to migrate from one machine to another and continue working. However, there are down sides to using Subversion. I thought I would lay out what I would consider to be the best method of storing/accessing my documents. Read the rest of this entry …

§405 · November 8, 2007 · Questions, Software, Technology · Comments Off on Ideal Life Sort ·