Leo Laporte's Secret Blog
Just in case you’re curious, here’s a description of the various hardware and software I use to work and play.
Pictures of Petaluma during the height of the quarantine. An historic record.
I just paid $60 for a year subscription to the commento.io comment system. It’s like Disqus but supposedly more private.
cowsay to spit out pithy sayings when I launch my terminal. This morning’s seemed very apropos.
Now that I’ve switched to the new LoveIt template I noticed something worrisome.
The only issue I’m having with using a static web page generator like Hugo is images.
I’ve finally settled on a look for this new blog: LoveIt. Hugo has a huge number of themes, with many different capabilities, but this seems to do everything I want. You can choose light or dark mode in the upper right hand corner. There’s an RSS feed. And the organizational system makes sense to me. I’m not turning on search, although it is supported. Maybe after the thing gets big and unwieldy.
Hugo has shortcodes that are embedded in the markdown of posts.
This is an example of the figure shortcode.
Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens
And this is a gist from my github account:
Just a quick test to see if I can post from my iPad using the Blink shell program. If you’re reading this, I can!
I’ve written a small fish function to automate the creation of a new post on this site.
Fish is the shell I use pretty much everywhere (instead of the default bash shell on Linux, or zsh on macOS). It has a great command language and the ability to create functions that become shell commands. The following code is saved as .config/fish/functions/newpost.fish
To create this post I ssh’ed into the server (actually I keep a mosh session always open on most of my computers, including the iPad with a tmux pane dedicated to this purpose) and typed newpost automated.