alexa

Well after much deliberation (6 months!) i've gone and done it.... today i received an Amazon Echo. I'd read reviews, considered privacy, looked at alternatives thought about if i was comfortable talking to no one .. then realised i've been doing it for years

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moving house

Argh - that pretty much sums up the process of moving from rented to a mortgaged house. It should have been easy, i mean i'm a first time buyer, big deposit, no ties, no chain in the place i'm buying nothing at all could make the process falter.

Ha naive bugger

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info overload

Information overload - over the years i've collected terabytes of data in different forms, books, cd's, pdf's, word documents, emails and so on. Finding that one bit of critical info is a pain, my work laptop has over 45g of standards, specifications and so on stuff that should be referenced yet because it is often buried in subdirs or perhaps i've given the document i created a title which made sense at the time but months/years later means nothing i cannot find that which i need. [Read More]

Done. Moved to hugo

Well its done, the move to hugo has been started. Cannot say it is finished because there will be errors and always something to learn but i've removed wordpress and copied the hugo generated files to the host and thats now being served. Hopefully it will mean more updates (like this) but also clearer content besides as mentioned before i like the "old" feel as it harkens to the early days of bulletin boards (eg fidonet) and the young internet when the content to bullshit ratio was significantly different. [Read More]

quick & dirty rename

Sorting out everything for the transition to hugo and the wordpress plugins had created multiple copies of images in all different sizes I only need the main size plus the 150x150 as a thumbnail

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Internally debating

Knowing what to do is sometimes a most difficult thing, i have so many ideas for projects and so many half started projects that occasionally i get lost, confused and dont know where to turn. For example; The dragelec project has been running for several years at one time it was simply recording data and emailing me when shower usage was excessive, i decided that wasnt enough and i wanted gauges . [Read More]

The first

Initial creation of site using HUGO

The first real set up of hugo having decided to make the move and spend some time investigating this was the first real attempt at putting content into hugo. On the one hand its really easy but on the other not so, the native orgmode conversion has a few issues for example if i want to link to an org file so that you can download it i either need to zip it or change the extension to txt because hugo simply interprets it and wont allow a download file not found error plus having settled on a theme, tweaked it to suit i notice that the org files i had written looked nice in org but not so nice once rendered through hugo so there was a need for content alteration at the same time as creation. [Read More]