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Word to Markdown Conversion with Footnotes

Many of the essays on this site start their life in Microsoft Word or Scrivener. Early on, I would have to convert essays to Markdown for posting manually. This generally worked okay, but I lost my footnotes. I tried Word to Markdown for a brief while, but it didn’t work entirely as I’d like it to. Enter Pandoc. I’ve been using Pandoc to convert all of my Word documents — including footnotes — for the last two years. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Nov 12, 2018, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

East Nashville Antenna Television Update

Almost a year ago I blogged about my new antenna set-up here in East Nashville. All in all, I’m still happy with my decision to drop cable and switch to antenna and streaming services. The Tivo Rovio OTA has proven to be money well spent. The Tivo is extremely easy to use and seamlessly binds OTA recordings with Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. Because the Tivo supports Plex, I’ve also converted an old Mac Mini into a Plex server. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Jun 25, 2018, Words: ~400, Reading Time: 2 min

Sea Walls: haud responsalis sed peccator

Recently I saw a call for more people in enterprise IT to start blogging. Following that call, I’ll offer some reflections. The foundation of a healthy IT culture in the enterprise starts with IT leadership and, especially, front-line IT management focusing on building a great working environment for developers. If developers are overextended, overworked, are not able to innovate, and are not given the dedicated time needed to solve problems, there is no hope for the transformation of corporate IT. Read more...

Posted: Tue, May 29, 2018, Words: ~700, Reading Time: 3 min

Perfect Perl Kwalitee

In the time since Date::Lectionary was added to CPAN, I’ve been working hard to get a perfect Kwalitee score and make a really solid distribution. Documentation on how to make a module are all over the place and I’ve yet to see a good, single article or post to explain how to do it. This is my attempt, I hope you find it useful. Required Files README I like keeping my POD within the code of the module I’m developing and having the README file(s) automatically generated from that. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Apr 23, 2018, Words: ~900, Reading Time: 4 min

My WSL Perl Development Environment

Recently I bought a little Windows tablet on sale for $60 as a device to play around with Windows 10 on and for — hopefully — testing a future UWP or PWA Windows version of LectServe. I’ll give a review of the NuVision tablet at some point in the future, but after I spent two! days getting Windows updated to the newest release, I quickly enabled the Windows subsystem for Linux and installed Debian. Read more...

Posted: Sat, Mar 24, 2018, Words: ~400, Reading Time: 2 min

Mary, Mother of God, Most Blessed Human

The second iteration of the Women’s March garnered much attention this weekend. From outward appearances in the news and social media, version 2.0 of the Women’s March was even less unified than the inaugural event of 2017. Saturday’s gatherings across the nation involved feminists, Black Lives Matters, labor movements, immigration activists, Democrats, and a host of other concerns. Though headlines were careful to present female-only images of the events, candid photos on my social media feed show many men co-opting the movement as well. Read more...

Posted: Sun, Jan 21, 2018, Words: ~1200, Reading Time: 6 min

How my View of Salvation has Changed

After a semester studying soteriology, how has my view of salvation changed? It has not. I have, however, increased my ability to articulate my view. Salvation is an unwarranted gift of grace from God offered to all of humanity. All the children of Adam and Eve are born into sin and death. Humanity has distanced itself from God and has brought corruption into God’s good creation. God, in his infinite mercy, looked down and saw that there was no one to rescue humanity from her fall, so he decided to save her himself (Isaiah 63:5). Read more...

Posted: Tue, Dec 5, 2017, Words: ~500, Reading Time: 3 min

Full-Text Search using Hugo & Lunr

Adding full-text search to a statically generated Hugo site is a fairly easy process. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m already using Gulp to compile and minify my site. Using that Gulp file as my starting point, adding full-text search is a simple three-part process. To enable search, I decided to use the Lunr.js library. Lunr is simple to use and has just the right amount of features for adding some simple search capabilities to your site. Read more...

Posted: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, Words: ~500, Reading Time: 3 min

Translation: Conciliatio Locorum Scripturae, Chapter 21

A modern English translation of Andreas Althamer’s 1527 Dialloge hoc est, conciliatio locorum scripturae, qui prima facie inter se pugnare videntur extended and translated into early Modern German in 1528 in Nürnberg (Nuremberg) and published as Diallage, das ist vereynigung der streytigen sprüch der schrifft, welche im esten anplick, scheynen wider einander zesein. Latin Source German Source Diallage: Das ist Vereynigung der Streytigen Sprüch der Schrifft, Kapital XXI Ich wil verhörten das herz Pharaonis / Exo. Read more...

Posted: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, Words: ~900, Reading Time: 4 min

Build, Minify, and Upload Hugo to S3

Though I’m not a huge fan of JavaScript, I include a small bit of it in this site to track page views and to generate the tag cloud on my search page. Since my project had already been polluted with JavaScript, I decided a while back to go all in and use WebPack and Gulp to bundle my JavaScript code, build my Hugo site, minify everything, and then upload the whole thing to S3. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, Words: ~300, Reading Time: 2 min

Automate Slack Status with IFTTT

Recently I came across the need to automatically update my status in Slack. I have class Monday and Tuesday afternoons/evenings which requires me to leave work a little early. As I’m often rushed, I don’t always remember to set my status. This has, at times, left my team waiting on a response to a message I won’t see for a few hours. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []). Read more...

Posted: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, Words: ~300, Reading Time: 1 min

Hugo Site on S3 and CloudFront

For a very long time I’ve hosted this site at Nearly Free Speech. I’ve been happy at Nearly Free Speech, but with the launch of LectServe and other IoT and Serverless projects of mine on the AWS stack, it made logistical and financial sense to consolidate on Amazon. Moving my Hugo site to Amazon was a fairly simple affair. First I setup a simple S3 bucket to drop my Hugo generated files to. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Oct 9, 2017, Words: ~300, Reading Time: 2 min

For Sale: Solid Cherry Chest of Drawers

This quality, solid wood chest of drawers has been lightly used since 2009. It was bought new at Sprintz Furniture in Nashville, TN and has been used by a single owner. The chest is 48” high, 60” wide, and has a depth of 20”. There are a few marks of paint/scuffs from the most recent move — see images below —, but otherwise the chest of drawers is in perfect condition. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

Hot about the Flag, Lukewarm about Jesus

Looking at social media over the last several days has been very disturbing to me. Though Puerto Rico lays in ruins, the Caribbean aches in destruction, Mexico City mourns, and our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa face true persecution for the faith, the so-called Christians of the States are hot about folk kneeling during the State worship hymn. Though there is much to comment on the militeristic symbolism of American football, the troubling words of the State hymn, and Americans’ reverance towards the flag, I’m not going there. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, Words: ~500, Reading Time: 3 min

Automated *Pretty* Tweets to DayOne

I’ve been using DayOne as my journal since 2014. Very early on, I realized that a good part of my daily journaling was actually done on Twitter. Over the years I’ve used IFTTT to import my tweets, but the fact that that system didn’t include images or quoted tweets removed a lot of important context. I wanted something nicer that showed the full Twitter card with graphics, etc. DayOne’s recent release of activity feeds seemed to be a good solution, but it, too, lost a lot of context and was very manual. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Sep 20, 2017, Words: ~800, Reading Time: 4 min