Up until today, I’ve been adding the links to POSSE copies of my posts manually. It hurt so much that I didn’t do it at all most of the time. I’ve been toying with the idea of automating this task for quite a while, but with a statically generated website it’s not very straightforward. I made it work, though.
My site is built with Hugo. Each time I make an update, my server fetches the new copy from the git server, runs Hugo to build the site, and then runs static-webmentions to send the webmentions out.
Yesterday we finished watching Peter Jackson’s eight-hour documentary on making the best music in the world in January 1969.
It is definitely worth watching, and not only for Beatle-lovers (for whom this is a must-watch) but for music enthusiasts in general. Really amusing: creating of the songs from scratch, building a studio with what’s at hand, the organization and the recording of it all half a century ago. But mostly, of course, the mood: the inspiration of collaboration, the viscous melancholy of a halted process, the luminous joy of real friendship, the hopeless pain of a loss, and the contagious, all-encompassing happiness of those moments that make the life worth it — that’s what the movie is actually depicting.
В тех местах, где я родился и вырос, снега немного. Не то, чтоб я в детстве не видел ни одного сугроба, но построить настоящую снежную крепость, как в книжках, не удавалось: должное количество снега и выпадало-то не каждый год, а если и выпадало, то очень быстро таяло, и построить успевали от силы полторы стены.
Видимо, поэтому теперь, перебравшись в более континентальный климат, я всякий раз, видя в прогнозах «аномальные снегопады» и прочие «рекордные количества снега», где-то в глубине души надеюсь наконец-то стать свидетелем настоящего снежного праздника жизни.
I decided to do what Will Norris does and host my go packages and projects under evgenykuznetsov.org/go. Will has explained how to do it in great detail and it was rather easy to set everything up following his post. He doesn’t mention the go-source meta tag but it was very simple to figure out looking at the code of his pages, too.
I did run into one roadblock, though. The thing is, my website is served using Apache, not Nginx, so I had to figure out the rewriting part.
Google Drive is gradually becoming more and more of a mess. Unfortunately, there’s absolutely no viable alternative to Google Docs still, so I need to use it. And, of course, I need to backup it.
For the last couple of years, I’ve been using rclone in a cronjob (and, later, a systemd timer) to sync my Google Drive contents to a local directory, and my backup system would take it from there.
Last week, I came across an old post by Drew DeVault (I highly recommend his blog, BTW) and it resonated with me quite a lot. I immediately saw the light and wanted a proper way to effortlessly install the new versions of the little pieces of software I need on all my machines that need them. This has become quite a pain in the behind recently: the need to manually copy the binaries onto both my Raspberry Pi “home server” and the VPS that runs my site resulted in me using older versions of webmention.