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Preview of Nikola Webapp

I have al­ready made a few at­tempts at turn­ing Niko­la, a stat­ic site and blog gen­er­a­tor in­to a we­bap­p, with var­ied suc­cess. One of the big­ger prob­lems was, I think, one of scale. I was think­ing of some­thing to re­place http://­word­press.­com ... some­thing where ev­ery­one could host his own blog in very low cost in­fra­struc­ture.

But then again... why not try to re­place all those self­-host­ed word­press in­stances out there? So, here's the we­bapp plug­in!

It's very ear­ly stages, no sup­port for pages, on­ly sup­ports mark­down, no con­fig­u­ra­tion changes, and you can't even re­al­ly delete things. But hey, you can post, which is 95% of the us­age this will get.

UP­DATE: if you are run­ning Niko­la from github mas­ter, you can in­stall this us­ing the plug­ins re­po: http://­plu­g­in­s.get­niko­la.­com/#we­bapp and it sup­ports a lot more than on the video above.

Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)

Cover for Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)


The un­for­tu­nate read King while young, when his books still hold the pow­er of fright. They are un­for­tu­nate be­cause then, when the books lose that pow­er, the next King book they read feels in­com­plete, lack­ing.

The un­for­tu­nate nev­er no­tice that be­low the tales of killing clown­s/­cars/shit­worms lie com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent book­s, about par­ent­hood, and in­ad­e­qua­cy, and try­ing to be good while know­ing you are flawed.

Those in­ner books about the plea­sures (most­ly for­e­ing to me) of rak­ing leaves, shov­el­ing snow, driv­ing cars, hav­ing kid­s, jok­ing with wait­ress­es, and driv­ing while lis­ten­ing to crap­py amer­i­cana on the ra­dio, are the books King want­ed to write, but he feels he has to paint them in gore, to make them "s­cary" be­cause that's what the read­ers wan­t.

No, that's what the un­for­tu­nate wan­t, and the un­for­tu­nates will not get it once they grow up. When you grow, the shin­ing fades from these book­s, and what's left is some­thing in­ter­est­ing and heart­felt, but not, in truth, scary.

And the for­tu­nate see it, and we like it. So, four stars.

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