I recently had the occasion to use ImageMagick (IM) to create a PNG image from Pango markup. Both IM and Pango had been installed via macports, yet IM complained that there was no decode delegate for this image format.
I finally decided to update a few sites to use Let's Encrypt (LE) for SSL certificates. These are my notes about using a nuts-and-bolts / low-level method of doing this that doesn't involve automation.
Personal Standards For Path and Filename Terminology
I've been writing and designing Unix-based software for 20+ years. In this software domain, as in others, using proper names/terminology for things is crucial to conveying understanding. Despite a strong effort to name things properly, I plead guilty to being inconsistent and imprecise when dealing with names for files and paths. A recent encounter with some old code of mine pushed me to spend a few minutes to create a nomenclature that is accurate and well-defined.
I felt the need to document my conclusions and the thought process I followed in arriving at the nomenclature, thus this note.
This note describes some simple software I've written called photos, which to collects the photos and videos I take and stores them in a repository for further organization and backup.