Over the past couple of days I been diving in to Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. I've seen mixed responses about it but, considering myself a digital minimalist of sorts, thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm not yet into the real meat of it yet so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.
Patrick shared a piece from Gizmodo entitled Delete Most of Your Apps which seemed rather timely. It gives a brief overview of a number of the points Newport is making: take back control, create extra headspace, improve privacy, so it will be interesting to see how much more he can add in a book compared to an article.
It's funny how things change. I just removed some plugins from WordPress, mainly ones that I wrote to make it work just how I wanted it but no longer need now that the blog has moved. Others are still present, required for the journal or general display purposes, but the core posting plugins are gone. Once I confirm the muse-letter works after migration I'll be able to remove that plugin as well.
It's a little bittersweet — on the one hand it feels good as I know that I have a new solution but, on the other, it feels a little sad that the fruits of so much time and effort are now redundant.
Still, we move on and I'm much happier with the custom solution.
A comment link is in the format /blog.php?c=2:1 where 2:1 means post 2, first comment — this for example. The target comment is scrolled into view and highlighted within a contrasting box in the same manner as fragmentions.