Turning this particular server into a bit less of a pet

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I’m in the middle of a server redo - right now, I’m setting up a replacement server for my trusty Dell T30, plus it was time to give this web server a new home. When I started the migration from my old WordPress site to the new static site, the static site was running on a small 1 core / 1GB RAM cloud server at Vultr. That had enough oomph for testing and for the last couple of months.

The NZXT H1 saga, continued

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Not much to update since the last post on this topic, I’m still waiting for the updated PCIe riser. Although I do have to admit that based on the latest video from Gamers Nexus on this saga, I’m not holding my breath. With the current shipping issues I’ll give it another month or so and see if I get any PCIe riser before making a decision if I write off this case and rebuild the machine in a different SFF case.

My experience with the NZXT H1 recall so far

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First, I’m very much a “very occasional” gamer so I’m usually not the target audience for most gaming related accessories and parts. I did however want to rebuild my rather large grey box Linux/Windows workstation into something more compact with a watercooler for the CPU. The NZXT H1 seemed at that point to be a really good match for my requirements and had received good reviews. One was duly ordered, together with a Mini-ITX motherboard and somehow, a better graphics card also snuck on the shopping list.

Reading ‘Let over Lambda’ – thoughts on fundamentals and why I keep reading classic CS texts

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Another one for my computer science reading list for this year. I do try to work my way through at least one classic computer science book annually and picked up Let Over Lambda a few weeks ago. Colour one of the cats not impressed, but then again she’s got more free time than I do and probably already read it. Not massively impressed by yet another old book

Static site migration – how I automated the static Hugo build and deployments for the blog

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Good programmers are supposed to be lazy, right? The way I interpret this statement - because none of the software engineers who I know could be considered lazy - is that we like to automate repetitive tasks. You know, tasks like checking if you’ve made any changes to your blog and then building the blog and deploying the changes automatically. Which is what I’ve done, and in this post I’ll show you my minimalist setup to do so.

Static site migration – we have working comments with isso!

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One “biggie” that was holding up this blog’s migration to a static site was getting a comments system up and running, followed by importing the existing comments. I had picked Isso a while back as it allows for easy import of existing comments from WordPress. I really didn’t want to depend on a third party […]

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Setting up enchant for use with flyspell-mode on macOS

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I have a few more loose ends to tidy up before switching to the static version of the blog. One of the important tasks was to make sure I had a spell checker available. Back in the dim and distant past I had set up flyspell-mode with hunspell, but I wanted to check if there […]

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Static site migration – starting the optimisation, already

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Now that I’ve got the static site up and running, it’s obviously time to switch over immediately, right? Not to fast. After QA’ing my deployment process in production, it was time to check how the two compared from a performance perspective. I like to use several different tests, starting with Pingdom, then using PageSpeed Insights […]

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Static site should be fixed now

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Ah yes, the guy who used wear the “I don’t often test my code, but if I do, I do it in production” T-shirt in an ironic way followed his own advice, unironically. The deployment script was ultra efficient and mainly removed the static site when updating it. Think about all the bandwidth this conserved! […]

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Moving this blog to a static site – this time I’m serious (because org-mode)

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I have been toying with the idea of migrating this blog to a static site to simplify its maintenance for some time. While WordPress is a great tool, this blog is a side project and any time I have to spend maintaining WordPress gets deducted from the time I have to write for the blog. […]

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