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Static Site CMS

sitetools

Why is it that there are very few file based, git backed, content management systems (CMS) out there? I see all over people using Hugo, Gatsby, 11ty, Jeckyll, and more to run their static site. The common denominator on all of these? They prioritize the use of .md files and flat-file systems to house their content. Although most of these can operate by pulling remote data from an API, this wasn’t the primary function. continue reading...

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

— Isaac Asimov
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Good Music

music

So, I’ve been able to work on my own recently. Due to people being out for Christmas and then many taking longer breaks than normal, I get to work on my own a bit. That’s good and bad for me because I do need some external stimuli to keep me moving…yet I’ve also been able to hyperfocus on a couple things well. To maintain that focus I tend to listen to a great deal of music. continue reading...

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Personal Websites

sitethoughts

I’m currently working to update my website. It is really fun to find things and rebuild…but that’s for a different post. I’ve found it pretty difficult to build the front-page content for this one though. My current page is full of me and my life, from showing tweets, links, television, and the like. I really like this type of lifestreaming approach, I even worked with this topic on the lifestreamblog website. continue reading...

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Website Builders

sitetoolsgeek

My son mentioned to me he wants a website. I’m all about that! I would love to offer him a place to call his own. But I don’t want to half-ass it. Growing up we had sites like GeoCities, Tripod, and others that allowed us complete freedom over the sites we made. And we had great tools to get us there. Where did all these tools go? As I said, I didn’t want to skimp on him and get him something that extremely formulaic. continue reading...

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This Year, This Notebook

sitethoughts

Not 100% sure what I wanted to do with this site. I’ve let it languish for a couple years and not sure why. Just had other things that have gotten in the way. So maybe this year will be different. Maybe not. What I want to try is just dumping some stuff on here. My original vision for the site was to spend a good amount of time writing something meaningful. continue reading...

🔗 What Can We Learn from Barnes & Noble's Surprising Turnaround?

Digital platforms are struggling, meanwhile a 136-year-old book retailer is growing again. But why? #

🔗 An Acoustic Cover of ‘Toss a Coin to Your Witcher’ Played on Two Guitars by One Musician

Luca Stricagnoli played a harmonic dual acoustic guitar cover of "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" from the Netflix series "The Witcher". #

🔗 Blowing Up Strech Armstrong With a Garden Hose

The Slow Mo Guys cut off the right hand of a Stretch Armstrong and attached a garden hose to capture the explosion in slow motion. #

🔗 The Secret History Of The Internet’s Funniest Buzzer-Beater

Brian Feldman goes deep into a ’90s viral video and tracks down everyone involved #

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Horizon Forbidden West

gamesgeekreview

Horizon Forbidden West is Guerrilla Games latest action role-playing game following the protagonist, Aloy, through a post-apocalyptic North America. If you haven’t played Horizon Zero Dawn, then you should really go out and play it. As one of my all-time favorite modern games, and is a must have game for the PlayStation 4 and 5. I have just completed Horizon Forbidden West (HFW) and achieved the Platinum Trophy. Here’s my thoughts on the game. continue reading...

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New Look and Feel

sitegeek

It’s the COVID isolation theme… A bit more svelte and easier to handle, but still in the vein of what I’ve established as my style. Right about now, is when I start talking about how I wish I would write more and that I will probably do it from now on…then the site sits still for months and months. So I won’t be saying that. I would like to write more, but time is not on my side. continue reading...

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Now in Color!

site

So what tends to happen this time of year is that I rebuild my site for whatever reason I can come up with. It’s what keeps me engaged, finding cool things to do, solving problems, and playing around. This time, I kept most of the basic style of my previous site but amped it up a notch with more flash. There are 5 main updates that I want to highlight: continue reading...

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Book-a-Week!

reading

By the very last few days of 2018, I was able to meet my reading challenge of 52 books for the year. That is crazy! I read more non-fiction this year than any other year, and I hope to read a more steady dose in the future. But it also meant that if it wasn’t for my early lead I had at the beginning of the year, I probably wouldn’t have made my goal. continue reading...

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Guilt and Shame

faiththoughts

Guilt versus Shame has been a specific issue I’ve been considering. For a long time, I considered them synonymous. Through discussions with other people, counselors, and my reading; I’ve come to realize they are different. Different not in just how they are defined, but different in their core. Definitions Guilt is defined by Webster as: : the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating law and involving a penalty continue reading...

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