This blog is now powered by Hugo
I am not very regular here, but still I toy with the static sites and blog generation tools. And I have come across Hugo. It’s a small and quick little tool. It’s easily to install it in any system, it can be endlessly tweaked, and it has really good documentation.
As with any other framework, my experiment started with porting my blog, the one in front of you right now. And that went so well, mostly thanks to awesome documentation, that I have decided to go for it and switch from Python generator tool aptly named Nikola.
The best of 2017: Longread Article
How the Brexit Referendum Was Won, by Dominic Cummings
This long article from Dominic Cummings, the coordinator of the Brexit campaign, was the best article I read in year 2017. It’s really long, maybe I should call it a novella.
It’s fascinating and very unique. Because here, the man behind the Brexit, goes very deeply into his motivation to join and lead the campaign, and describes tactics employeed to very minute detail.
The best of 2017: Podcast
The best podcast experience I had in 2017 is You Must Remember This: Charles Manson’s Hollywood. It was not recorded during the last year, but it was then that I discovered it.
This is a hard subject. Disturbing and dark story, developed 12 parts, following people and events around Charlie Manson and his cult.
Storytelling is superb. Host, Karina Longworth, is very creative and not only that she is good at writing the story, she is also flawless in presenting it.
The best of 2017: Books
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
I’ve always had this tense relationship with literature classics: most of the time I didn’t understand them completely. I liked language fireworks of Ivo Andrić, but somehow could not relate to Ottoman Bosnia. Iliad was weird, chaotic and purposless. I loved inner reading of people from Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov, but I could never manage to understand acting of any of the characters - mismanaged pride and that weird linkage of woman’s chastity to man’s self-purpose was just beyond me.
Pocket: what I hate
I read a lot. Most of the time in Pocket.
What made my reading more pleasurable and easier is, by no doubt, the Pocket service. I am in no way related to it, but I wholeheartedly support and recommend it. It’s been three years now that I am an active subscriber, and there hasn’t been the day in that time that I regretted subscribing.
But this post is not about the advantages of Pocket, it is about the things that I lack and do not like.
Fossil keeps more than just your code
I know, you think that SCM war is over. The battle was fierce, features clashed - Git won. Everybody is using Git now, even the people who do not deal with the code: they keep their designs, texts, blogs in it. Yes, there are islands out there indeed. Hg is still among us, its users just love it. Hell, there are even some poor souls sticking to Subversion.
I am asking you to try one more: Fossil SCM.
Short stories for your e-book reader
I love to read books, and ever since I got myself a wonderful e-book reader I am reading even more. But, I am annoyed with the fact that it is hard to take a short story from the Internet and put it on the e-book reader.
So, I armed myself with Sigil and created this EPUB file with the five stories I wanted to read. You can find the list after the link.
Dietary facts on fats
So, I watched a lecture by Katie Ferraro named: Dietary Fats: The Good the Bad and the Ugly. It left me with some big questions regarding my own food intake, and I am sure it won’t leave you unimpressed too. Please take some time to watch it:
Here are some facts I wrote down:
Eat fish at least two times a week. If you don’t, buy some fish oil.