Wednesday, January 10, 2024

After yesterday’s Kirby->Hugo-Kirby debacle, I’ve been thinking about why I spend so much time farting around with and on my blog. Fair question, and one I don’t really have an answer to. I guess it’s my little place on the internet and I like to have the furniture arranged just so. But “just so” changes all the time, so I keep trying new configurations. It’s fun. Also useless, and nobody but me cares, but still....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Have you ever been so enamoured with plain-text-static-html publishing that you’re willing to burn down a month of implementing a blog using Kirby CMS in order to go back to using Emacs and Markdown and Hugo? I have.

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Are we back on Hugo?

It’s possible that no one will ever see this post. I’m writing a Hugo-formatted markdown file in Emacs. This means it will be published to a defunct copy of my blog1 Unless of course I decide to bring it back as If that happens, then 👋! ↩︎

November 7, 2023 · 47 words

Creating new Hugo posts using Emacs but with an option to use bundles

A lisp function for generating either Page Bundles or normal Markdown files when creating new Hugo posts.

October 7, 2023 · 370 words

Images in Hugo RSS feeds

How to fix URLs in RSS feeds when using relative paths in page bundles in Hugo

October 6, 2023 · 457 words

A new (old) theme for

I needed a change, so I brought the Papermod theme back.

August 16, 2023 · 72 words

Editing Hugo's Markdown directly (not using ox-hugo)

I have been wondering if the benefits of using ox-hugo just so I can write posts using Org-mode format is worth the extra layer of abstraction. I prefer Org-mode to Markdown, but Markdown is fine. In fact, Markdown-mode makes editing Markdown in Emacs quite pleasant. Ox-hugo is a great package, but increasingly seemed like a clever but unnecessary abstraction. One of its best features is that it makes creating new posts super easy....

June 22, 2023 · 506 words

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

A new Hugo theme

June 20, 2023 · 63 words

Welcome to Tumblr

As much as I, ehem, LoveIt, the theme’s very theme-specific magic felt like trouble waiting to happen. And honestly, I was bored with it, so I went looking for something new. ...

July 27, 2022 · 131 words

Marking a region for highlighting in Hugo posts

You’ll notice that I highlight short phrases in many of my daily post entries here. I think this makes it easier to scan things later. The HTML markup for this is just a styled <mark> tag wrapping the text to be highlighted. I write my posts in Org-mode and convert them to Hugo-compatible Markdown using ox-hugo. The path from Org-mode to HTML for this is a little convoluted, so I cheat and use a macro to generate the markup....

June 12, 2022 · 208 words

Will I always be a static website person?

UPDATE June 09, 2022: This post was copied and pasted from the original WordPress post. Meta! :) I’m typing this post in the WordPress editor. I don’t enjoy writing here unless I’m adding an image gallery or some other fancy embedded content. It just feels off. “So write in MarsEdit or Ulysses or something instead,” you implore. ...

June 9, 2022 · 388 words

Bringing my Daily posts here to

Now that I’ve moved my blog back to a static site generated with Hugo, I noticed that I was writing both my Daily notes and my blog posts in side-by-side Emacs buffers. It got me thinking about consolidating my sites even further. ...

April 9, 2022 · 378 words

A new blog just for the hell of it

Here we are, running the show as a static blog, using Hugo. But why!? I suppose because I was bored and because it’s fun. ...

April 3, 2022 · 109 words

Hey! Where'd all the posts go?

I finally did it. I broke this blog apart and archived 20 years of history. You see, I still wanted it to live here at but I didn’t want to keep lugging around 20 years of posts every time I built or deployed or moved things. So I started with a fresh copy of the theme, kept only the content from 2021, and moved all the archives to Yes, I understand that this means a bunch of broken links....

January 17, 2021 · 164 words