I am PowerSnail. This is where I write, about programming, music, cooking, and reading. Blogging is a form of daydream: the blissful indulgence of an imagined audience, like a snail who climbs to the top of a grass blade, raising its tentacles into the wind, as if it has a voice that resounds through the whole world.

Recent status

22:23 2022-08-27

Three updates to the blog: font-size slightly varies depending on viewport width, much smaller CSS, and using parcel-css to process CSS instead of Hugo’s built-in pipeline.

14:47 2022-07-31

Combatting COVID still…

Recent posts

Fixing Grub2 Theme Preview on Opensuse Tumbleweed

To use Grub2 theme preview on openSUSE, two environment variables needs to be overridden.

Making Score In URL

I’m excited to publish my new project, Score In URL, a simple, privacy-friendly, sheet music sharing service, where the entire content is encoded in the URL itself as a query parameter.

Sneaky Shift in Bach’s Preludio in Partita III

Preludio (Prelude in some version) is one of Bach’s best violin pieces. From measure 17 to 28, a bariolage among three strings brings us a sublime polyphonic experience, with only single notes played detaché.

Reading Steal Like an Artist

Summary A short, inspirational book about how to be a productive artist. The first few chapters are about imitation, the necessity of it, and how to evolve from there.

Test Md Page

When you are tweaking your blog, creating a new CSS rule, or making a new theme, it is not uncommon

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