A new (old) theme for baty.net

I needed a change, so I brought the Papermod theme back.

August 16, 2023 · 72 words · Jack Baty

Whither Daily Notes?

So yeah, I’ve been putting Daily Notes at that other blog.

July 14, 2023 · 162 words · Jack Baty

Saturday, June 24, 2023

What’s up with RudimentaryLathe?

June 24, 2023 · 188 words · Jack Baty

Editing Hugo's Markdown directly (not using ox-hugo)

I have been wondering if the benefits of using ox-hugo just so I can write posts using Org-mode format is worth the extra layer of abstraction. I prefer Org-mode to Markdown, but Markdown is fine. In fact, Markdown-mode makes editing Markdown in Emacs quite pleasant. Ox-hugo is a great package, but increasingly seemed like a clever but unnecessary abstraction. One of its best features is that it makes creating new posts super easy....

June 22, 2023 · 506 words · Jack Baty

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Edward Snowden quote. Ox-hugo. Featured images and the Congo theme.

June 22, 2023 · 89 words · Jack Baty

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

A new Hugo theme

June 20, 2023 · 63 words · Jack Baty

Blogging options

For the few of you who’ve been following along, you’ll have noticed that I’ve changed blogging engines several times recently, even more frequently than my usual pace. The most recent moves happened over just a few weeks. I went from WordPress to Blot to Hugo and back to WordPress. I wrote this about moving away from WordPress only two months ago: Mostly, I switched because I don’t enjoy using WordPress. WordPress is powerful and easy and everywhere, but the editor is unpleasant and everything just feels heavy and overwrought....

June 7, 2023 · 407 words · Jack Baty

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Daily vs separate posts?

June 4, 2023 · 58 words · Jack Baty

Another round with Hugo for baty.net

I love Blot. It’s just right. But you know how sometimes you just want everything on your own server where you can touch it? Where you have access to the server redirects and access logs and everything? That’s what happened to me this weekend, so I’m once again publishing using Hugo and hosting on my DigitalOcean VPS with Caddy. Another factor driving the switch was wanting to use ox-hugo for writing posts....

May 29, 2023 · 216 words · Jack Baty

Restarting my Micro.blog subscription

I restarted my Micro.blog this morning. I was feeling lonely all by myself here at baty.net, so I thought I’d revisit some old friends. I expect this will affect the types of things I post here in my daily notes, but I don’t know in what way, yet. Micro.blog is a great blogging service, and I’ve been using it almost continually since the original Kickstarter campaign. I sometimes put the account on pause when I’m feeling Subscription Fatigue or when I’m suddenly all into some new platform or if I just don’t feel like sharing quite so much on social networks....

May 16, 2023 · 255 words · Jack Baty