rymo blog

the official blog of Ryan Morrissey

Generating sitemaps with Jekyll

It’s always a good idea to include a sitemap.xml file for your site to help sites like Google track you and appropriately suggest page results in searches. There are a couple of Jekyll plugins that generate this file for you automatically (here and here), but I didn’t like the ouput I was getting.

Django secret key field

I recently developed an online form for my company which would accept a CSV file and account credentials for importing that data via our XML API. The purpose of the form was to allow Mac users a method of importing CSV data into our demo database (as our CSV import tool is currently Windows only).

Chrome Note Tab browser extension

I created a Chrome browser extension called chrome-newtab. It allows you to quickly take simple text based notes and display them as note cards in your browser. It overrides the standard new tab page so that all of your notes are always readable when you start your browser or open a new tab. I also added some goodies like keyboard shortcuts and a popup quick-entry screen (for entering notes away from the new tab page).

My first open source contribution

In this post, I’d like to shamelessly plug my first open source community project sublime-jekyll - a Sublime Text package for easier Jekyll site creation. I created this out of a personal need for better syntax highlighting of YAML front-matter in markdown and HTML files, as well as template tag completions (since I always forget to close my opening template tags).

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