Archive 2020

AsciiDoc Test

Published at July 2, 2020 ·  1 min read

Title Two Title Three Title Four Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. Rubies are red, Topazes are blue. Rubies are red, Topazes are blue. Code highlighting [1] # here is some bash using markdown if [ -x /usr/bin/asciidoctor ] ; then echo Found it! fi Now using asciidoc formatting [2]...


Blog Setup Completed Finally

Published at June 27, 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 June 21, 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 June 18, 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 June 17, 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 June 14, 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....