Coming up for air

For the past two years I’ve put this personal corner on a backburner. I used to really enjoy writing and I wasn’t feeling it lately. COVID-19 coincided but wasn’t directly the cause. Looking back over the archives 2015 was the last good year. That’s a crazy amount of time—almost seven years1 ago.

Today I dusted off pyenv and reinstalled everything for Pelican from scratch. I was utterly shocked that it would even build, moreso that it built correctly. I put a few small stylistic tweaks in, backed up the S3 buckets just in case, and ran make s3_upload with my fingers crossed. Everything looks about right.

I’m making the day sound shorter than it really was. About two half days put together if I was billing for the time. But it beat trying to fix the laser printer2 for the Nth time this year.

  1. I counted on my fingers and might be rounding in the wrong direction. ↩︎

  2. Fix” means “can print.” The rational action would be to buy another printer but this gives me an excuse to reuse a Raspberry Pi 1 running CUPS↩︎

written June 26th, 2022

June 2022

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