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Jun
30
2012

Blogging With Jekyll

Posted on June 30, 2012 in Administrivia

I have to say I'm finding it very easy to add functionality to the blog now that I've switched to jekyll. Jekyll generates static pages to implement your website rather than requiring a server-side database and code written in ruby, PHP or what have you. Since the web server doesn't have to run any code to generate your pages, it just serves up pre-built static files, its faster and puts less of a load on...

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Jun
30
2012

Furlongs Per Fortnight

Posted on June 30, 2012 in Religion , Politics

Back a couple of decades ago when I was a control systems engineer... (no, I'm serious, it was a couple of decades ago... and get off my lawn!) I was designing control systems for industrial processes. In the steel industry its common to measure and control the speed of a strip of steel in feet per minute in the US. Elsewhere, where they're all metrical 'n stuff, it was measured in meters per minute. We...

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Jun
30
2012

Re-disorganized

Posted on June 30, 2012 in Administrivia

Once again I've decided to re-disorganize this blog in hopes it will spur me to post more often. Luckily, I've managed to do it a few days before the 4th of July and before the Fortnight 4 Freedom ends. But more about that in the next post. For this re-disorg, I've done away with wordpress. The new site is based on the Jekyll static site generator, markdown and git. I think this will give me...

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