Ottawa Valley SAGE

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Jan 6, 2019 - 1 minute read - Comments

Still working on it.

Still working on getting this thing off the ground again. I just need to get the right side completed and the search capability integrated. Once that is completed, I can publish and worry about the other integration later. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is not an oncoming train. Items left to go This is a kind of living list right now. Expect mods as I go on.

Jan 6, 2019 - 2 minute read - Comments

Progress of a sort

After too much time playing with hugo_jupyter, I found a better tool. It is called nb_hugo_exporter and it does what I need. I might even do some adjustments for my own customization. As it is, it does a good job, but if I tweak it a bit, I can get it to use the front matter tags I have entered into the notebook instead of updating/creating new ones. My vagrant setup does seem to work as required and the installation of a slightly older python to handle the hugo_jupyter module was managed with Anaconda - well the Miniconda varient anyway.

Jan 1, 2019 - 2 minute read - Comments

Of course, it's not all easy

I discovered that I can’t get the hugo_jupyter module to install on my laptop for some unspecified reason due to a collision with the existing software. This is why I don’t typically upgrade but rather do a clean install. Most things work, but between the system, homebrew, and conda, my python3 setup is not working properly. I guess a backup to bootable image and a fresh install will solve most of the issues, but in the interim, I need to get the generator fully functional.

Dec 30, 2018 - 1 minute read - Comments

The new generator works

Why did I wait so long to do this? The initial testing cutover went well, I have to do some work to re-organize the photos, but it seems that hugo will work out for the site. I need to do some serious reading, as it is a lot different, but the theming system seems to be easier to use and the short codes look like they will be quite useful.

Dec 29, 2018 - 2 minute read - Comments

The previous article was premature!

It seems that the previous fix was not sufficient and after a lot of attempts, I gave up on it. The issues I was having were not too easy to solve, and after hitting many dead ends and not wanting to convert things again, I decided to let it sit for a while. Apparently I get rat-holed on problems occasionally and when I know that not that many people use the site, the priority level is not all that high to fix things.

Apr 26, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments

After a long hiatus, we are live

Here we are, the first quarter of 2017 has flown by and not a new post to be seen. That is actually my fault for being defeatist. The pelican generator was upgraded to v3.7 from 3.6 and some portions of my theme started blowing chunks. As a result, it was rather difficult to publish anything without it breaking and I got a little stubborn and refused to back out the upgrade.

Dec 21, 2016 - 1 minute read - Comments

Side Effects of Web Server Changes

Back when I decided to convert over to Let’s Encrypt, I was having a few difficulties with the web server and redirects. After futzing with it for a while, I decided to convert over to NGINX, as I really didn’t need all of the features of Apache any more. This worked out pretty well, until this week when I decided to have a look at my mailman interface from the web.

Dec 12, 2016 - 3 minute read - Comments

LISA'16 Was Fun

Boston in December is chillier then in November, however that is not really an issue when you spend a week there and don’t even have to go outdoors. There were a lot of people who never left the venue all week. I would be one of them this time around. While I’d usually check out some of the local scenery, I had a few lingering items to take care of the first few nights I was there and then free time vanished.