Weeknotes - Static endgame, burrito cannons, ONIE fun
Hexo was my static site generator of choice for many years, until this last weekend. I wasn't pleased with my CI/CD environment, nor was it clean to only have the blog/ section of the site statically generated. Additionally, it felt like time to move on from the DigitalOcean App Platform—where this site was hosted until now—to something with a robust CDN like Netlify.
I can't say enough positive things about my latest, three-faceted setup:
- Eleventy - flexibile and unopinionated static site generation
- Netlify - hosting and build infrastructure emphasizing the JAMstack architecture
- Netlify CMS - a git-backed CMS that can be used with any static site generator
The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel
- An old, unfortunately fiction, but always delightful read by Maciej Cegłowski.
You can still use a pager in 2021
- A pager is something I yearned for as a young kid before the era of ubiquitous cellular devices. Why not bring one back to life with a little bit of reverse engineering and SDR?
Replacing Elasticsearch with Rust and SQLite
- Even though Elasticsearch is a do-it-all storage engine it can be worthwhile to replace it with something more single-purpose and performant!
Teaching a cheap ethernet switch new tricks
- Having lived in the world of bare metal networking hardware, it's awesome to see ONIE-capable devices becoming accessible to more enthusiasts.