m. c. de marco: To invent new life and new civilizations...


Today I learned enough about Jekyll collections to import my recipes as their raw markdown source from Penflip. I had intended to learn some Liquid to do some post-processing that would have made them even more convenient to read here, but I only learned enough to seriously question that plan. Fortunately, Penflip itself seems to be back in active development, despite my initial pessimism.

I did dust the site a bit and put up a tombstone for the late lamentable Springpad (where my recipes lived before Penflip). Springpad’s death has been blamed on the Boston start-up scene and the freemium model (among other things), but I think it drove away its core user base by frequently pivoting into occupied spaces (social, Pinterest) where we didn’t want to go, breaking functionality along the way.