Nick Coleman

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Blog Setup Completed Finally

Published at 27 June 2020 ·  2 min read

The only thing left with the blog was to add a commenting system. Hugo’s default is Disqus, but I didn’t want that for the usual reasons of lack-of-privacy and bloat. After searching around, I looked at isso and commento. Commento needs Postgres whereas isso uses the much lighter SQLite. Since I get only a few comments, it’s isso first up. The first obstacle is that the pip install succeeds, but isso run fails immediately with...

A Good Day Out

Published at 21 June 2020 ·  2 min read

Every Sunday, the BMW Motorcycle Club of WA meets for morning coffee at Catalano’s cafe in Vic Park to talk about motorcycles and life. Around 8:30am, a group will form up behind the leader and head out for a nice ride to lunch in the countryside, doing a few hundred kilometres and away for several hours. It’s almost always a top ride and today was no exception. Up to Lesmurdie and through the hills then down to the plain and a stint on the freeway to Kwinana then Rockingham....

Blog Setup Not Complete

Published at 18 June 2020 ·  1 min read

Setup is not complete, it turns out. I had been using the preview server to view my changes and everything looked fine as in my last post. But when I went to deploy the content over to the live server, I could not get the deployment to work. Most of the styling was missing and the site looked like a brutal minimalist site[1]. I spent an entire afternoon working on it with Github, Gitlab and Netlify, but with no success....

Blog Setup Complete

Published at 17 June 2020 ·  1 min read

I switched to the zola static site generator from hugo. Hugo’s theming seems complex and I couldn’t find a theme I liked, whereas I found one with zola almost immediately. The blog setup using zola is pretty much complete. I’ve done an About, Contact Me and Search pages. The only thing left to do is a commenting system, but in the meantime, while I’m sorting that out, readers can get in touch via Contact Me....

Starting Out

Published at 14 June 2020 ·  1 min read

I’ve started blogging after a six year break. This is a new blog using the Hugo static website generator written in Go. It’s super fast at creating the site, less than 1 second. Let’s go <ahem>. Here’s some dummy content to test things out. Test highlighting with some code examples: Bash if i < 10; then i = 10 fi Looks good apart from the closing fi. I had to change the markdown from two tabs to eight spaces for i = 10 though, otherwise the indentation wasn’t recognised as markdown....

How to fix laptop frequency governor on resume after suspend

Published at 11 February 2012 ·  2 min read

This is a lost post from my early blogs around 2012, rediscovered and posted here in mid-2020 If you are using Linux and the pm-utils suite from freedesktop.org to manage resume/suspend, and the chances are you are since most distros use it, then you could benefit from reading a recent post on my other blog [1]. Pm-utils’ implementation on CPU governor and CPU frequency is broken. If you use the userspace governor with a custom frequency, the frequency does not get restored on resume....

Hot Hot Hot

Published at 26 January 2012 ·  1 min read

This is a lost post from my early blogs around 2012, rediscovered and posted here in mid-2020 Hot, hot, hot. The weather has been unbelievably hot for the last few days, with the same forecast for the next week. Above is a screenshot from part of my status bar, showing 42°C (107°F), on Australia Day, 26th January 2012, at 3:00pm. It shows the current temperature, “feels like” temperature, humidity, and wind direction and speed with gusts....