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05 July 2019
IPFS is one of those curiousities that just won't leave me, and so I get possessed from time to time to tinker with it.
Usually I sort of stop myself before actually my hands dirty, but this time things just aligned too well. I have written my own blog software, and ever since I wrote it, I had the idea that it could be used to render to more than HTML, and infact PDF was one of those things I thought possible. While IPFS can be used as a webserver, I'm not happy with web technology, and part of my interest for IPFS is with possiblities of creating replacements for the web. IPFS is perfect for sending
a PDF, which is generated from my custom blog syntax and this proves that we can do things outside the status quo.
I was very happy to find that my blog code was prepared enough for a different rendering target, which made it very easy to get 80% of the work done, after I had figured out the PDF library I'm using