I am terrible at blogging

In some ways it’s my favorite medium, but I really am absurdly bad at blogging.

So my plan was to go to Japan, set up a quick site, blog extensively. That didn’t really happen. I have got a bunch of entries written, but my choice of Hugo as the backend has led to a few snags. (I’m not saying other choices wouldn’t have caused issues of their own. It’s fundamentally unknowable, as far as I’m concerned.)

The basic stumbling block I’ve got really revolves around integration of images. I’m just. . . not completely happy with what I’ve got, and it’s a real problem, especially since I’m not sure I can really be happy with what the web’s converged on. Like, the generally accepted JS lightbox convention. . . is to my mind a mistake, but it’s what people want, and familiarity trumps most other UI concerns.

Anyway, it doesn’t really matter. I just thought I should, like, update, if only to verify that the pipeline is still working.


Second test post for hugo – this one’s using the local create, then push to production with git hook workflow.

It’s a popular workflow because it’s so obvious, so very much the sort of thing that computers should be doing to save us from toil. The fact that it’s still a surprising pain to set up is a bit of an indictment of our industry, but here we are. “It is, as people used to say, to my unending annoyance, what it is.”

As I seem to say fairly often, my approach to blogging, and in fact many things to do with computers, is frankly stone-age. My very sentence there, its implication of computers as discrete objects, feels rather old-fashioned.


Tap tap. Is this thing on?