Timezones and Feeds

I forgot to make the site generator build a feed.xml file so it does that now. It's funny to go back and look at code you wrote four years ago and realize your style has changed a bit and things you thought were important aren't really that important. It's a bit like reading old blog posts (shiver).

I also forgot to add TZ info to each post so it does that too.

Okay, bye!

Wednesday October 17th, 2018

Rhomboid Strain

I strained my rhomboid muscle (I think?) getting out of bed last week. It might have been the climb I did the previous Sunday up Hawk Hill, but the odd thing is that I didn't quite feel it until the second day.

So I spent the weekend in bed and watched: A Quiet Place👍 , The Party😐, The Big Sick👍, Deadpool 2👍, and Prometheus👍.

Then for TV shows I watched all of Maniac👍 and some of The Haunting of Hill House👍.

It's been years since I've had that much time to just sit and watch television. I'm usually running around making food or cleaning up food or putting away food when I'm home. I still managed to get to my daughter's soccer game and read to the kids at night, but pretty much all the normal stuff I do on the weekends had to be put on hold.

The doctor suggested if it doesn't heal I should consider going into PT, which is funny because I'm already scheduled for PT for another injury to my knee. I had hoped all the bike riding and yoga I do a week would prevent me from injuries, but instead it just seems to be encouraging them.

Monday October 15th, 2018

Speaking of Arbitrary Stupid Goals

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Friday October 12th, 2018

Arbitrary Stupid Goals

I finished Tamara Shopsin's "Arbitrary Stupid Goal" last night and then "Mumbai New York Scranton" this morning while I was brushing my teeth.

I highly recommended both books. You must read them. And you must read them in that order as the first sets up the second perfectly.

I always intended on reading the books after I saw some good reviews of ASG. Yesterday I was sick in bed and it was on a recommendation list so I flat-out bought it without even starting with a sample.

The funny thing was the name Tamara Shopsin sounded familiar to me for some other reason, and when I looked up the second book I discovered why: I write in her 5 Year Diary every night before I go to bed.

Thursday October 11th, 2018

How It Works

How my static site generator works.

  1. Uses a pre-push git hook to run a script
  2. That script looks at the files being pushed and rebuilds any that live in my sources directory.
  3. Magic is done. I offload most of the work to things like pyyaml, Python-Markdown, and tornado.template.
  4. Upload to S3 using boto (of course). Cloudfront takes care of the rest.

There's a lot left to do at #3.

Wednesday October 10th, 2018

First Post

This is the first post. Testing out my old static web site generator.

It "works".

Tuesday October 9th, 2018