Jekyll, Pages, and Prose.io

I’m coding this site using Jekyll, a static site compiler written in Ruby. It’s not my first trip to the static site rodeo (ikiwiki e, Frank e1, e2), so this project might not look too exciting at first glance. What is exciting is some new workflow tools I am using which make the process of building static sites simpler and potentially more accessible to non-developers. The first tool is Github’s Pages hosting service, which features automatic site builds using Jekyll.

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Washougal Picnic Invitation

Update: After the success of the first, there will be a second Washougal trip this Sunday July 28th, leaving from my house a 1pm! You, as a reader of my blog and generally standup person, are cordially invited hereby and heretofore without further futzing about to: a Picnic on the beautiful Washougal River this Wednesday the 17th of July Short pants and floaty toys recommended but not required Eric’s house (msg me for address) Leaving 3:00pm sharp We have one car, msg me if you can drive

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Static Site Generator Research Notes

This is a follow-up to Jekyll, Pages, and Prose.io. Why Static Why are tools like Jekyll in vogue with coders? Largely it is in response to two decades of tearony under the despotic rule of “CMSes” like Wordpress: dynamic, database-backed site interpreters with complex features such as user sessions. Most developers consider CMSes as massively overbuilt behemoths providing clunky, unnatural abstractions over what are essentially two straightforward problems: editing content and transforming that content into a website.

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Annotating slid.es decks with SVG

Today I experimented with annotating slid.es presentations with SVG. It’s almost there. Following is a rough guide, for the adventurous, along with issues I found along the way. Objective: call out features of my slides using custom floating graphics. tl;dr; How to add annotations: Create an SVG image (for example and arrow) using method draw or your favorite SVG editor. It should have a transparent background. Insert the image into one of your slides.

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First Actual Post

This. Is. a Static Blog. I made it using the basic Jekyll support in Github pages. In-progress posts Annotate slid.es decks with SVG Cheat sheets don park and I are at basement Pub drinking beers Woot

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Couchapps Revisited

Sun Jan 5 Learning Grunt, by reorganizing https://github.com/yearofmoo/angularjs-seed-repo gruntfile Looking at how brunch might fit in with build tooling. Benefits: Sourcemaps support. How: Use node-concurrent. Verdict: feasible, but wait for now. Couchapp proxy Seems like it would be super easy to add a fall-through proxy for dev/testing without sending attachments to couchdb on every edit, using https://npmjs.org/package/grunt-connect-proxy Fri Jan 3 2013 Tests first Can I assign ID on server side based on content?

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Eric Drechsel

Software Engineer eric@pdxhub.org   Portland OR   +15036090837 Skills Write clean Go, Python, Ruby, and Javascript with tests. Review code and coordinate releases. Automate software builds, deployment, server provisioning, and service monitoring. Plan development efforts, specify functionality, and manage delivery timelines. Provide front-line support, farm issue queues, and perform code review. Build functional, appealing web user interfaces from visual comps or behavioral specifications. Background 15 years operating services, developing applications, and supporting customers.

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Media Inbox

Tech stuff Collection of tech books on IPFS Courses http://natureofcode.com/book/ Rand jchris documentcoin https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-0D75T4_xjMNDdMdgaeRPtNvU-ggBJ_Z-FNg0DZIA_c/edit https://medium.com/message/what-is-public-f33b16d780f9 http://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/189377.html http://www.ted.com/talks/the_interspecies_internet_an_idea_in_progress https://sites.google.com/site/themetalibrary/home http://valleywag.gawker.com/san-francisco-anarchists-slash-tires-of-google-- shopping-1591169285 http://honoringmycompass.blogspot.com/2014/06/day-39-bestest-day-ride-ever.html http://awinterman.github.io/2013/11/09/we-are-not-at-war.html http://onoffrhodes.wordpress.com/ Nima, Hadron Collider 101, New Physics Theory https://video.ias.edu/node/3814 Rick at Side Door: knytt stories broforce Rob Story: rich hickey closure concurrency talks Video http://vimeo.com/97747919 We Are Glacier People from PBS Digital Studios Comics/Art http://www.dumbingofage.com/ Scenes from a Multiverse http://www.jedmcgowan.com/ voyager, bristlecone pine http://www.

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README

Source This blog is statically compiled. Source is available at github.com/edrex/eric.pdxhub.org. Pull requests welcome :) Credits Powered by Hugo with theme Minos Posts are written in Markdown. Site is hosted at no cost by Netlify. Thanks! Talks are presented using the excellent reveal.js. Workflow Design and infrastructure work is organized on Github Content tasks are tracked on the super secret drafts/ page Projects Hugo port 2019-02-17 port site to Hugo.

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Slides of my talks

Serving Social Spaces Javascript Modules in the Browser Continuously Deploy Your Site with Webhooks Workflow Talk Publishing sites out of Camlistore Camlistore your handwritten notes Webpack Lightening Talk iPython Notebook for Math Educators

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