Forestry.io As CMS for GitLab/Hugo/RBlogdown site

Or "How I've cobbled a bunch of cool tools together to get something to meet all my needs"

Forestry.io As CMS for GitLab/Hugo/RBlogdown site
Since we are being kept in-doors these days, I thought it would be a good time to try to figure out how to simplify things a bit with respect to my online stuff. So today, I’m working on static site generators for websites (I use HUGO for both my personal (https://rodneydyer.com) and laboratory (https://dyerlab.org) sites. My normal workflow is something like this The entire site, with all the markdown and configuration stuff is hosted on GitHub/GitLab sites, so when I make changes and things look like they are doing well, I then commit and push the changes back to their git repository and then a bunch of behind the scenes magic happens. [Read More]

Setting up PostGIS on GCP

Working towards online geospatial solutions

Setting up PostGIS on GCP
OK, so here we are, in the midst of COVID-19. What a great time to start a new project and learn a new skill. I’m focusing on developing a bit of my golang chops and the Google Cloud Platform knowledge to see if we can use these as our primary backends for teaching and research needs at work. My boss just gutted my server room and has maneuvered the only person who can actually do geospatial backend work to not work in my unit any longer so I’ve got to get creative. [Read More]

COVID

COVID
COVID-19! Welcom to the meme page. Some of the funny items related to this most serious of times in our life. Levity helps. These are things that I thought would be interesting from the perspective of levity in the time of crisis. Here are the specifics on this brew. The recipe for this beer is shown below. Most of these were found on FaceBook, though other sources are sometimes good as well. [Read More]
jokes 

Setting up Postgresql on

Setting up Postgresql on
This is rather quick and easy to do. On MacOS, make sure you have Homebrew installed and then follow those instructions. For me, it took a few additional steps because I was installing it on a new mac mini (in the home office). I had not made sure everything was up-to-date before starting so I had to walk away for a little bit to let it all happen. No biggie. [Read More]

Roggenbier - 1st Place Win with 41 Point Score

Roggenbier - 1st Place Win with 41 Point Score
I submitted four entires to the 25th CARBOY Shamrock Open XXV beer competition in Raleigh North Carolina. For some reason only 3 of my entries arrived, the Trappist Single was lost in transit (must have been extra tasty). That being said, the roggenbier I submitted took a First Place win in category with a score of 41. Fingers crossed, this was also submitted to the National Homebrew Competitions as well as the Hamton Roads Virginia Beer Blitz! [Read More]

Whey Fermentation - Viking Blaand

Whey Fermentation - Viking Blaand
So there is a project that I’ve been working on that spans both my cheese and brewing hobbies. There is some literature that exists suggesting that the Vikings used a fermented whey drink for some special drinks. I’ve read that this drink, called blaand, was the first drop of liquid on the lips of a baby and the last put on the lips of the dear departed. In between it was drunk often. [Read More]

Academie Confidential

The book Kitchen Confidential was a really eye-opener for me. Not in terms of the individual himself, but in how he created it as an in-your-face rebuke of the industry within which he lived that focused on uncovering the real nature of the job and the often fucked up personalities of the individuals who enhabited it. That is inspiring to me and I hope to patch together something, though much more restricted in both size and audience, myself. [Read More]

Deploying from Wordpress to Hugo on GitLab

This is a moderatly interesting proposal. The main things that I’ve been dealing with are: - Getting crap out of WordPress. My old site is being hosted by an outside provider and I thought I’d pick up a new static site using GitLab since they allow private repositories without paying. - Getting things configured properly for static hosting and Continuous Integration. This is a very nice thing ™ - Getting bigimg + baseurl stuff fixed so I can have top images on the posts. [Read More]
GIT 

Olé Miss Football

I had the fortune to travel down to Oxford Mississippi to visit with my good friend Ryan Garrick and help out on one of his students PhD progress. Early October is usually good enough into the fall season to get out of the oppressive heat and enjoy some southern hospitality. This year, not so much. Sure, it was “…much better than last week.” but still a bit too warm for my likings. [Read More]

Yakutat Bound, version 2.0

OK, as I pack up my gear to return to Yakutat, I thought it would be fun to show the movie I made from the last time I was there in 2013.

Cant wait to meet the “new guys”…