Random Geekery


Posts where something interesting happened with the site itself.

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  • Wellington for Sass

    Oct 31, 2017

    Tools · site · css ·

    I found Wellington, a Sass compiler written in Go.

  • Comments One More Time

    Sep 20, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Trying to add Disqus comments once again. I adjusted permalinks, since the old /:section/:year/:title/ structure seemed to confuse Disqus. Here’s hoping. I assigned aliases to content so that old links should work.

  • Full Content Hugo Feeds

    Sep 15, 2017

    Tools · site · hugo ·

    Hugo defaults to filling your RSS file with the summary of every post. I prefer the full content of the most recent posts. Today I make my RSS feed reflect my preferences.

  • Hugo Archetype Templates

    Hugo Archetype Templates

    Jul 1, 2017

    Tools · hugo · site · bash ·

    I try out archetype templates from the Hugo static site generator, smoothing the whole thing into my workflow with a bash script.

  • Disqus Again

    Disqus Again

    Jun 14, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    sigh Disqus discussions are hooking up to the wrong URLs again. Assigning discussions for posts to URLs that don’t point anywhere. Working on it, and also looking at alternate discussion tools.
  • Disqus Refresh

    May 7, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Tentatively adding fresh Disqus conversations to the site.

  • Making A Mojo Link Checker

    Apr 11, 2017

    Programming · perl · site · mojolicious ·

    I wrote a Perl script using utility features in Mojolicious to check all of the links in my Hugo site.

  • Geekish Update

    Geekish Update

    Mar 28, 2017

    Marginalia · personal · site ·

    I set up a space for myself in the basement. This is now where I keep my desktop - running Ubuntu at the moment. Easy enough to get at from the laptop upstairs. Maybe keep Irssi running in a Tmux session or something.

  • New Twitter Account Just For The Site

    New Twitter Account Just For The Site

    Mar 18, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Follow @randgeekery if Twitter is your news feed.

  • No Disqus For Now

    Mar 17, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Disabling comments until I figure out why Disqus insists on loading the same discussion for all 2017 posts. Not crafts, just posts. I spent almost a week trying to figure this out, as multiple rounds of one day fixing followed by a couple days wondering if UrlMapper finished yet. Very frustrating. Comments are welcome via email or the social network links along each page.
  • Still Not Dead

    Nov 20, 2016

    Marginalia · site ·

    Another one of those “no I’m not dead” posts. Instead of writing I’ve been drawing quite a bit this year. The writing will resume. For now, enjoy a sample of my favorite sketches from the last several months.

  • Using Disqus in Hugo

    Jun 23, 2016

    Tools · hugo · site ·

    All right fine. Some visitor may want to leave a comment about one or another of my posts. I can do that with Hugo.

  • Yearly Post Archives In Hugo

    Apr 17, 2016

    Tools · hugo · site · perl ·

    I spent a little time this weekend creating yearly post archives for my Hugo site.

  • Next? Hugo

    Sep 27, 2015

    Tools · site · hugo ·

    Hey it has been a while since I shuffled the site around completely. I’ll just redo the whole thing in Hugo.

  • Added Suggested Posts

    Sep 14, 2015

    Tools · jekyll · site ·

    I started writing about PNWPHP but got distracted and added “Suggested Reading” to my posts instead.

  • reStructuredText in Jekyll

    Sep 8, 2015

    Tools · jekyll · site ·

    I can write Jekyll posts with reStructuredText now.

  • Making a Jekyll Collection

    Jul 19, 2015 (Updated Aug 7, 2015)

    Tools · jekyll · site ·

    Jekyll currently generates the HTML for my site. I am curious about the experimental collections feature, and whether it could be useful for me.

  • Using Octopress 3

    Jul 12, 2015

    Tools · site · jekyll ·

    Octopress is “an obsessively designed toolkit for writing and deploying Jekyll blogs.” A blog post earlier this year by author Brandon Mathis described frustrations with Octopress 2, along with plans for Octopress 3. I didn’t use Octopress before, so I can’t tell you anything about how much better or worse the newest Octopress is. This release feels like a straightforward and useful extension to Jekyll. Apparently the older releases did not.

  • Blogspot Content Imported

    Mar 28, 2015

    Marginalia · site ·

    I enjoyed importing the coolnamehere content so much last weekend that I decided to import the posts from a neglected Blogspot blog this weekend. jekyll-import simplified the actual import process, though I still had a lot of manual cleanup to perform.

  • coolnamehere Content Update

    Mar 23, 2015

    Marginalia · site ·

    I got bored of the old coolnamehere pages effectively sitting outside of the site because of the way Jekyll - and pretty much every other static blogging system - treats pages as secondary to posts. It makes sense, anyways. Once you stop bikeshedding about where to put content in your elaborate directory structure, it gets easier to add stuff.

  • Welcome to Jekyll!

    Jul 26, 2014

    Programming · site · jekyll · ruby ·

    Just don’t even ask. I am in a highly fickle phase with the Web site.

  • And now, Pelican!

    Jun 23, 2014

    Marginalia · pelican · site ·

    I know. I’m fickle. Maybe this one will stick for a while. Edit: Nope.

  • Hey look over there!

    May 21, 2014

    Marginalia · site ·

    I’m not using Wordpress at the moment. Unless and until I change my mind, you should probably look here for the newest content.
  • My New New (New) Site

    May 15, 2014

    Marginalia · site · emacs · org ·

    I have been exploring GNU Emacs recently. As part of that exploration, I decided to use o-blog. Why? Well. I want to blog more. I want to use Emacs more. I got tired of my WordPress blog. o-blog sits on top of Org mode, which is the Killer App of Emacs for me. Org mode is amazing. o-blog is nifty, and relatively easy to get started with. I have fiddled with the o-blog templates to suit my tastes. I replaced browser-side Less CSS with a bit of Sass at build time. Eventually I’ll port the Wordpress posts to o-blog and maybe the old static pages to something involving org-mode.

  • Blogroll because what the heck

    Mar 20, 2014

    Marginalia · site ·

    John Davidson asked me to link to his Rails Tutorial pages. Seems reasonable enough. Exit links are just in a sidebar menu for now. I may give them their own page when I have a half-dozen or so.
  • Coolnamehere content added

    Jun 8, 2013

    Marginalia · site ·

    I just wanted to mention that the old coolnamehere content has been uploaded. There is an explanatory note here on the blog, too.

  • coolnamehere -> Random Geekery

    Jun 5, 2013

    Marginalia · site ·

    So I used to have another site. I also used to have a Yahoo email account. The domain name was registered under a Network Solutions account using the Yahoo account. All was well for years.

  • Updating coolnamehere's design

    Feb 1, 2008

    Blogspot · site ·

    It’s time to revamp coolnamehere.

  • Coolnamehere is open to the Commons

    May 2, 2007 (Updated Mar 28, 2015)

    Blogspot · site ·

    The contents of coolnamehere are now officially available under the Creative Commons Attribution License. I am a coding geek by profession, but my main contribution to the world at large seems to be the odd assortment of notes, tutorials, and random tangents that make up coolnamehere. The site has become more useful to people as it has grown and evolved. It just doesn’t make sense to keep the material locked down under traditional copyright terms. If somebody wants to redistribute the Python Babysteps Tutorial for some strange reason, I say “Let them.” All I care about is that people know I’m the original author of that particular … let’s call it a “masterpiece.”

  • Stripping out contact popup for now

    Feb 6, 2007

    Blogspot · site ·

    The host switch broke my contact form. That’s okay, though. I wasn’t happy with it in the first place. I’m just using a plain old email link for now. Sure, it’ll put gmail’s spam filter through the wringer, but it’s quick and easy.

  • Switching hosts

    Feb 3, 2007

    Blogspot · site ·

    The old Web host was fine, but I have been missing A2 Hosting recently. I just set coolnamehere under them. While I’m at it, this blog is officially the coolnamehere site news blog - in addition to the general geekiness you’ve been seeing here lately.