I started off with wanting to do a blog. Then I got inspiration from TODO’s website and see the blog and second brain so I want to do both but i’ll sart with PKM and see how it goes.

To Do

  • Move quartz to monorepo to brain repo ✅ 2023-10-09
  • Make name change ✅ 2023-10-11
  • Make lanekatris.com use quartz ✅ 2023-10-26
  • Setup RSS with domain and 1000
  • Change Frontmatter of all posts
  • Migrate blog from deleted github to this new place


Nice to haves


2023-10-09 I’ve been gaming of late with the colder rainy fall weather so I’m on windows. I had to upgrade Node.js.

So locally things look great. I definately want to make tweaks to the layout but that is for another day.

Since I want to keep everything in Obsidian to author and link, I think I will copy over to the Content folder in Quartz.

I don’t have crazy secret things in my vault but there are sensitive finances and other personal items. So, I keep everything in a Public folder in my vault that I want to expose. I used this folder when I was using Obsidian Publish.

I’ll just do the same, hopefully it’s easy 😉 copy from Public -> Content.

Image Sizing / Compression

I don’t see natively a way that Quartz processes images. I think this is a battle for another day. I’ve always had this problem with the million frameworks I’ve tried. I suppose all but Medium.com or WriteFreely.com or Gatsby handled this for you.

I see where Netlify deprecated their Asset optimization: https://www.netlify.com/blog/2021/12/21/optimize-your-sites-with-post-processing-on-netlify/

I intentionally chose to fork the Quartz repo so I could get updates. I tried a Git Submodule but it seemed dirty.

I wonder if Astro handles images out of the box? (yes it does)

I even looked up the Quartz Community Discord for image processing to no avail.

2023-10-26 (I will put images in ImageKit, I don’t want to deal with other solutions) (There may be a cool integration to auto expose my s3 to ImageKit)

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I need to do the following steps:

1. ✅ Upload obsidian files to S3

This can be done with aws sync cli or a plugin to write to s3

2. Commit files and push

  1. (Netlify automatically gets kicked off and deploys the site)


Ok, it’s too much of a pain dealing with Kestra and github actions.

So I’ll just run a copy script and upload to s3 manually and call it a day

To Dos

  • Copy files from obsidian/public folder to git ✅ 2023-10-27
  • git commit && git push ✅ 2023-10-27
  • script or program to make this easier ✅ 2023-10-27

(Just remember to keep images in imagekit and I think we are gravy 🤷)