I’d never written code on a flight, till today. Flying to India on Emirates Airlines, I found there was 20 MB of free wifi access onboard, usable within a two hour period. I connected my phone and I’d barely posted an update on Facebook, when I found that the complimentary 20 MB was over! I realized that the 20 MB would go a lot farther on my Linux laptop, if I only fired up pages I needed. I’d been thinking of adding a tag cloud to my new Jekyll-powered blog, and the long flight now presented the perfect opportunity to get this accomplished! A quick google search revealed a couple of promising hits, which I saved as pdf, and proceeded to try and get it to work. Since I had no prior CSS expertise, it took me some time to figure out how it worked, but once that was done, it was relatively smooth sailing.
July 24, 2017