Alternatives To The New Macbook Pros

Like a lot of you I was somewhat unenamoured with the new 2016 Macbook Pro lineup. A stupid touch bar does not an innovation make. Quite frankly I was a bit pissed off having waited 2 years for them to refresh the Macbook Pro only to be rewarded with lacklustre hardware and a price markup. So yeah screw you Apple, it’s time to checkout some alternatives. I have a few prequisites of course:

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episodes Ranked

Just finished Black Mirror Season 3 and I’ve decided to rank the episodes based on my personal preference. To the unititiated here’s the wikipedia definition: Black Mirror is a British television drama series created by Charlie Brooker. The series is produced by Zeppotron for Endemol. Regarding the programme’s content and structure, Brooker noted, “each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality. But they’re all about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.

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Why Hugo?

As I’ve pointed out a few times this site is powered by Hugo. In this post I’m going to try to point out some of the pros and cons, so lets get into it.

To paraphrase Douglas Adams:

“The static site generator landscape is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s daunting choosing a web framework, but that’s just peanuts to the static site generator landscape.”

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How To Trigger Wercker Builds With IFTTT

In a previous post I explained how to trigger Wercker builds using their api. Call the api endpoint in a cronjob once in a while and boom you’re done. This is swell for cases like my lastm demo page which gets updated regularly, but what about the Instagram demo page? As I’m not a 15 year old girl I don’t feel the need to Instagram my life to the world 24 / 7. Ideally I only want a build to be triggered every time I upload a photo.

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How To Integrate Instagram Into Your Hugo Website

This is a quick tutorial to teach you how to integrate your Instagram feed into your hugo site. To keep things nice and simple I’ve created a demo theme to get you started, which you can see running here.

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How To Integrate Last.fm Into Your Hugo Website

This is a quick tutorial to teach you how to integrate your Last.fm feed into your hugo site. To keep things nice and simple I’ve created a demo theme to get you started, which you can see running here.

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How To Trigger Builds With the Wercker API

This site is built using Hugo with automatic builds & deployments handled by Wercker. To keep the tunes section of this site up to date builds are triggered using the Wercker API. Unfortunately decent documentation is a bit lacking when it comes to clarity, so here’s a little tutorial on how I got this to work. Important stuff in the api return json is highlighted.

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The Rise and Fall of the Bird People of Planet Nukem

Just thought I’d share this SimEarth review video telling the tale of this once great civilisation.

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Welcome

Welcome to my new redesigned namepage, expect some good stuff here. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to port posts from my other blog or leave my earlier rantings where they are. As of now the page is fairly barren, as I’ve decided to adopt the tried and true mantra of “release early and relase often”. Expect some cool stuff in the future!

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