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Awe is Still The Right Word

July 20, 2019

Fifty years ago I sat in my parent’s living room and watched, along with millions, as Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. Along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 crew made history. I was a sleepy 15 year old, but even so, I grasped the sense of how enormous a moment it was. The fact that we sent people to a place that no one had ever been seemed just incredible. ... Read more …

Adventures in NVIDIA-land

June 10, 2019

Recently I’ve gotten back to my affection for Blender, the very fine open source 3D graphics and animation program. And it so happens that one of my previous projects left me with some kickass hardware to use. Now comes the challenge of getting Blender running with my collection of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards. Being a longtime BSD guy, I naturally thought about trying to get it working with my TrueOS Server. ... Read more …

And You Can Quote Me

June 6, 2019

The last few days I’ve been in a knife fight with Hugo. I wanted to implement a randomized quote feature on the front page. Something like: **Quote of the Day** Over every mountain is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~Theodore Roethke I tried a few things, readFile, a readfile shortcode, dynamic data files in JSON, and so on. Nothing worked reliably with Hugo server. ... Read more …

Time

November 19, 2018

So, much ado about date and time stampings. The format for dates in Hugo by default is: date: 2018-11-19T10:27:05-05:00 This date format appears to be a version from RFC 3339, section 5.8. To generate the time on a BSD machine in this format, you'll need to generate a custom format string for the date option. This will mean perusing strftime(3) once again, unless you can remember all those little conversion specs. ... Read more …

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We're Rollin'...

September 27, 2018

Get Those Dawgies Rollin’… I’ve been working on getting this blogging solution set up for several days. It’s such a chore: Decide to use a commercial service or not (not) Decide to use proprietry software or not (not) Research the hundres of available blogging sofware projects. This is what took a lot of time. Download, install, RTFM, tryout, test, wobble, crash, repeat. I finally decided on Hugo and it’s pretty good, although it is a lot of reading and tinkering with various themes. ... Read more …

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