Today in digital archaeology: I wanted a PDF calendar generator and found one from 2009 that seemed nice, but the website had long ago disappeared. Luckily the internet archive had crawled it, and since the code was GPL'ed, I was able to update it to build on a modern system and produce page-a-day agendas for my e-ink tablet. https://github.com/osresearch/DynamicTemplates
@th Just the other day I was thinking I could develop something to generate calendars!
(You also reminded me that all my current calendars have just become invalid...)
@th bike nude? :)
@pinkprius that's an
r. R-i-d-e. Although some people do bike nude...
@th nice tablet btw
Its pretty terrifying that the wayback machine is the only organization that archives the internet for the public benefit in the world (that I am aware of at least) and that the average person has never even wondered whether anyone is archiving the internet at all and thus has no idea that the internet archive exists.
I am not thumbing my nose at sheeple, it makes sense that people don't think about these things, its natural to feel emotionally that tools and expressed thoughts in text and art will exist forever in the same way its natural to emotionally feel that you and your loved ones will live forever.
Its not true, we know that, but feeling that is an emotion we shy away from whenever we can.
Thank you for doing this, this is very cool!
Also I dont really understand what Qt is but it seems very powerful
@th Genius !!!
@th Would it be possible to generate more PDF’s like you have here https://github.com/osresearch/DynamicTemplates/blob/main/example-diy-planner.pdf ?
For those of us too lazy to compile the source code… 🤔
@th yo WHAT that is AWESOME!
@th Silly question, possibly, but what's what e-ink tablet?