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Posted by david on 23 November 2017 at 1:24 am

I smoked a Boston Butt for Thanksgiving for 12 hours today. It was falling apart in the pan when I put it in the fridge :) I really wanted to do a ham, but none of the butchers here sell them raw, so I went with the next best I could find. I'm frying my first turkey in the morning, don't worry, it isn't frozen. 

I also had a little time to work on Clay. I am proud to say nothing in ClaySS requires any JavaScript. Even the navbar degrades nicely on mobile, although it will use a JS toggle instead in my themes. I've added a few ClaySS components lately. It now has tabs and tooltips, with a special kind of tooltip that displays in a stationary box below (or beside) a menu. That one is used on the dashboard to explain what the menu items go to or do. I've moved most of the CSS to SASS variables; I haven't used any CSS variables yet, although I do plan to where they are convenient.

Earlier I talked about deprecating Summernote, which was a difficult choice. I've decided I'm going with Markdown for an editor, instead of HTML. HTML is difficult to manage in the database over time, because site styling changes and you could end up with several different HTML content structures. I've always hated storing formatted text anyway. Markdown allows me to store it unformatted and format it on the fly, which is nice. I can also store the formatted text AND the Markdown, so if my Markdown formatting changes it can just reprocess the text to be stored. Pretty handy I think. I can reformat HTML, which I'll have to do on my blog for the update, but working with DOM structures is far more complicated than Markdown, in my opinion. Luckily Markdown is gaining popularity and is easy to use once you get the hang of it. I find it even faster, because I don't have to stop typing to click a formatting button.

Anyway, that's what's been going on for me, Happy Thanksgiving!

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