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Changing my Series to Taxonomy

in tech    4 min. read

August 27, 2017

When trying to implement a series sidebar and stand alone page in Hugo, I saw advantages of using the taxonomies structure in hugo. config.toml To implement series as a taxonomy, I added it to my config.toml. That section now contains three taxonomies. [taxonomies] category = "categories" series = "series" tags = "tags" Front Matter My only change to front matter from my previous series implementation was to change into an array style.

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Python to Rust: Enum

in tech    11 min. read

August 25, 2017

Enums are new with Python 3.4 and PEP 435, but have been backported. At first, I saw more trouble than benefit from Python Enums. They are typically used for type safety, and this isn’t really enforceable in Python. But, since they are a class, you can add additional functionality to them. This gives them more usefulness than I previously thought. It isn’t easy to store data with them in most languages.

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Python to Rust: Types

in tech    13 min. read

August 24, 2017

Comparing Python's Dynamic and Strong-ish type system with Rust's static and very strong type system. Covering the scalar and a few of the complex types.

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Python to Rust: PIP to Cargo

in tech    8 min. read

August 23, 2017

This post discusses Cargo, the packaging tool for Rust. I compare it with Pip and explain how dependencies are referenced in Rust. I explain how to create new Rust projects with cargo and to build and run them.

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Python to Rust: Beginning

in tech    9 min. read

August 22, 2017

As a Python programmer, I discuss wanting to learn a new language and my choice of Rust after looking at both Rust and Go as possibilities.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

in personal    5 min. read

August 21, 2017

I had been planning on driving down to see the eclipse for a few months. My wife’s aunt lives directly in the totality region. We were unsure until the last day if we could make the trip, but headed down on Sunday. We were able to visit and have a nice slow Monday morning, before the big show.

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Disabling Analytics for Local Hugo

in tech    2 min. read

August 3, 2017

Hugo’s watching web server is great for creating pages. Tweak a little and see the browser refresh. (Unless you break things and then it is still just a manual browser refresh away from back to the good state, once your page is unbroken.) As I was developing local pages, I happened to have my realtime Google Anaytics open. I noticed I was hitting it. When I look back at yesterday’s stats, I have 124 visits to a page I was working on, but hadn’t published yet.

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Implementing a Series in Hugo

in tech    7 min. read

August 3, 2017

Note: This is the first method I used to create a series with Hugo. Later in the Hugo series, I changed to using taxonomies, which is a better way of accomplishing this. This post is left up for reference. Goal In converting my Pelican blog over to Hugo, I needed to learn a new templating system. I miss a few things that Pelican did, like categories based on folders and not front matter.

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Moved from Pelican to Hugo

in tech    3 min. read

August 1, 2017

I’ve used Python as my main programming language for a few years. When my Word Press was hacked and defaced yet again, I finally decided to rebuild my website with a static generator and host on GitHub. I leaned towards Pelican, due to the Python base that I thought I could modify if I needed. And I hoped that I could get it to work easily. I did get everything converted over to .

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The Windows Phone Experiment is Over

in tech    5 min. read

April 9, 2012

My wife and I left webOS when HP flushed their 3 year plan to revamp webOS down the toilet. We tested both Android and Windows Phone. Android is a multitasking joke. Coming from webOS, it has a terrible UI. Windows Phone has very nice flowing UI. We decided to go to Windows Phone. Microsoft representatives promised to get phones and development credits to webOS programmers. Despite many requests, it turned out to be a bunch of hot air.

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