I write mostly to help myself understand a subject better, but perhaps others can find my ramblings useful too.
Hugo, Netlify, and Sitemaps — February 1, 2024
I went through a brief struggle figuring out how to generate sitemaps accepted by Google from my site built with Hugo and deployed on Netlify. Here’s how I fixed it.
Magnetic Compass Errors — January 27, 2024
A magnetic compass has various sources of error that must be taken into account when taking a reading from it. Because magnets are magical and confusing, the errors and corresponding corrections aren’t always intuitive, so let’s walk through them.
Installing Arch on a Dell Precision 5530 — August 2, 2023
I recently installed Arch on my laptop, and while it went about as smoothly as a fresh OS install can go, there were a few footguns I ran into that I wanted to document. Preparation If there is wiki information about the specific hardware you are installing Arch on like there is for the Precision laptops , it’s a good idea to read that first.
Hugo, Tailwind, and Netlify — April 27, 2023
I recently hopped on the Tailwind CSS bandwagon, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying how productive I feel building web pages. I also wanted to revamp this site, which was already built with Hugo and deployed on Netlify . Here’s the configuration I ended up with.
Building a LightDM Webkit Greeter Theme — January 23, 2021
I recently built a custom LightDM greeter theme , and there wasn’t a whole lot of info I found on how to do this, so I wanted to jot down some tips. LightDM has the concept of greeters, which are the user’s entrypoint into a graphical session. One of these greeters is lightdm-webkit2-greeter which allows your greeter to be created using standard web technologies.
Routing an AWS Registered Domain to Netlify — November 27, 2018
I recently tried to use Netlify’s managed DNS with a domain name registered through AWS and struggled. While it turned out that I was being a bit of an idiot, I figured I would share the problem and solution here. First Attempt As the instructions state when you attempt to register an externally managed domain with Netlify, you must switch over the nameservers to the ones managed by Netlify.