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Jardín Digital de Rubén is a digital garden having Spanish as the primary language. Some notes might be written in English.

One of the uses will be to publish drafts and slight changes to Stack Exchange questions and answers. It's "a companion" to Stack Exchange editor and chatrooms.




URL: https://jardindigital.rubenrivera.mx


Web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari. Other browsers might work too (Brave, Edge)


I created this website with the help of several tools. See the following section for details.


Content is written using Markdown. The website is hosted in Netlify and linked to a private GitHub repository created from the Obsidian Digital Garden template.

  • Obsidian for Mac is used as the content editor, and the Obsidian Digital Garden plugin is used to publish markdown files and linked images to the web.

  • The Obsidian Digital Garden template (ODGT) uses Eleventy. It is set to be deployed by default on Vercel. Still, I used the automatic deployment to Netlify (clicking a button included on the corresponding plugin documentation) because I'm using code that requires this. See the following bullet. The ODG includes some "end-user" mechanisms :

    • /src/helpers/userSetup.js to add additional Eleventy plugins.
    • /src/helpers/userUtils.js will be used to add calculated data to be used on user-defined components.
    • User-defined components should be added to src/site/_includes/components/user/.
    • User-defined style should be added to src/site/styles/user/.
    • User-defined client-side JavaScript should be added to src/site/scripts/.
  • The GitHub repository supporting this site uses code that I taken and adapted from https://github.com/11ty/demo-eleventy-serverless-oauth to use Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange (SO/SE) as an OAuth provider. This code requires Netlify. An issue proposed adding SO/SE as a new OAuth provider, including the broad steps. A pull request might be created later.

  • Additional Eleventy plugins

    • Internationalization
      • Eleventy Internationalization
      • Eleventy Plugin Internationalization (translation and dictionary for labels and stock text.
    • Eleventy Serverless
  • A variant of markdown-it-task-checkbox crafted/adapted by me for using alternate checkboxes like in Kepano's Minimal Theme for Obsidian.

Customized code

The src/site/notes/notes.11tydata.js file from the Obsidian Digital Garden is one of the customized files. In this case, it was edited to support the Eleventy Serverless plugin.

const settings = require("../../helpers/constants");

const allSettings = settings.ALL_NOTE_SETTINGS;

module.exports = {
  eleventyComputed: {
    layout: (data) => {
      if (data.tags.indexOf("gardenEntry") != -1) {
        return "layouts/index.njk";
      return "layouts/note.njk";
    permalink: (data) => {
      if (data.tags.indexOf("gardenEntry") != -1) {
        return {
          dynamic: "/"
      return data.permalink || undefined;
    settings: (data) => {
      const noteSettings = {};
      allSettings.forEach((setting) => {
        let noteSetting = data[setting];
        let globalSetting = process.env[setting];

        let settingValue =
          noteSetting || (globalSetting === "true" && noteSetting !== false);
        noteSettings[setting] = settingValue;
      return noteSettings;
    "eleventyExcludeFromCollections": (data) => {
      if (data.tags.indexOf("gardenEntry") != -1) {
        return true;

Another customized file from the same repository template is src/site/_includes/component/pageheader.njk.

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<script src="https://fastly.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/mermaid.min.js"></script>
        startOnLoad: true,
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/prism/1.25.0/prism.min.js" integrity="sha512-hpZ5pDCF2bRCweL5WoA0/N1elet1KYL5mx3LP555Eg/0ZguaHawxNvEjF6O3rufAChs16HVNhEc6blF/rZoowQ==" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/prism/1.25.0/plugins/autoloader/prism-autoloader.min.js" integrity="sha512-sv0slik/5O0JIPdLBCR2A3XDg/1U3WuDEheZfI/DI5n8Yqc3h5kjrnr46FGBNiUAJF7rE4LHKwQ/SoSLRKAxEA==" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer"></script>

{%include "components/calloutScript.njk"%}

<script src="https://fastly.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/force-graph.min.js"></script>

<script defer src="https://fastly.jsdelivr.net/npm/@alpinejs/[email protected]/dist/cdn.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://fastly.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/cdn.min.js" defer></script>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/prism/1.25.0/themes/prism-okaidia.min.css" integrity="sha512-mIs9kKbaw6JZFfSuo+MovjU+Ntggfoj8RwAmJbVXQ5mkAX5LlgETQEweFPI18humSPHymTb5iikEOKWF7I8ncQ==" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer"/>
<script src="https://fastly.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/fetch.umd.min.js" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer"></script>

<script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=es6"></script>
<link href="/styles/digital-garden-base.css" rel="stylesheet">
{%-if meta.themeStyle%}
    <link href="/styles/obsidian-base.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="{{meta.themeStyle}}" rel="stylesheet">
{% else %}
    <link href="/styles/style.css" rel="stylesheet">

<link href="/styles/custom-style.css" rel="stylesheet">
{%- for style in dynamics.styles -%}
<link href="{{style}}" rel="stylesheet">
{%- endfor -%}
{% if eleventy.serverless %}

{% else %}
{% favicons './src/site/favicon.svg', appleIconBgColor='#123' %}
{% endif %}
{% if metatags %}
    {% for name, content in metatags %}
        <meta name="{{ name }}" content="{{ content }}">
    {% endfor %}
{% endif %}

{% if meta.styleSettingsCss %}
        {{ meta.styleSettingsCss | safe }}
{% endif %}



I'm working on making the login with Stack Exchange accounts work.

Other goals

The idea is to use a network attached storage (NAS) as the primary host and use a hosting service like Netlify if the NAS fails or is under maintenance.

Publish "rocks" (notes that no longer be updated) to a WordPress site or as a PDF to file hosting service like Google Drive.

Share notes privately to selected Stack Exchange accounts, i.e., a site's community moderator team.

Add a comments feature using the user's selected Stack Exchange site profile.

Reuse code from Export to Google Docs™ companion for importing posts from Stack Exchange directly into the Obsidian vault.



If you go to https://jardindigital.rubenrivera.mx you will see two login sections, one for using Stack Exchange and another for using other providers.

The website already supports login using GitHub, but I need help making the login with Stack Exchange work properly. The code taken from the demo-eleventy-serverless-oauth uses simple-outh2 node package, I haven't found how to use it with the Stack Exchange Authentication.

The Obsidian Digital Garden uses the Axios Node.js package, so I used it to make the API calls to https://stackoverflow.com and https://api.stackexchange.com. Still, I need help with adapting the demo-eleventy-serverless-oauth for my use case. The problem is somewhere in the cookie handling or passing the response from /me to the Stack Exchange API endpoint to Eleventy Global Data.

I'm working on creating a minimal, complete, verifiable example.


  • There are serious issues with recopying content posted elsewhere, both legal (copyright) and multiple requirements with respect to licensing and complying with the referencing requirements and various parts of the Code of Conduct, etc. It would be ... difficult ... to have all of that properly handled automatically.
    – Makyen
    Mar 20 at 20:06
  • 1
    Hmmm... perhaps I misunderstood. Having reread this, it sounds like you're copying from SE, rather than to SE, which doesn't have as many issues.
    – Makyen
    Mar 20 at 20:08
  • @Makyen A digital garden is to publicly share what is being learned :)
    – Wicket
    Mar 20 at 20:09
  • Indeed, I have to learn about copyright and other legal issues. As I'm in Mexico, I had to include some docs about privacy required by Mexican law.
    – Wicket
    Mar 20 at 20:11


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