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Publishing from Day One to Pelican with Hazel and Dropbox

I'll be soon embarking on a long bike tour and was searching for a way to keep a journal of my trip but also post updates to a website. Day One was an obvious journaling choice, but with version 2, publishing isn't yet available. With a little poking around, it turned out to be fairly easy to export Day One entries and publish to Pelican (my static blog generator of choice). [Read More]

2016-08-19

Category: Tech

Tags: hazel, pelican, scripting, dropbox


Adding Critical CSS in Pelican

As it turns out, adding critical css wasn't trivial, but didn't take as much effort as I had originally thought. My site's layout doesn't contain that much styling, and so I simply added all of my CSS as an inline style tag. The tricky part, was ... [Read More]

Updated on 2017-01-05

Category: Tech

Tags: pelican, scripting, python


Improving Your Site's Load Times

While reading through my RSS feeds the other night, I came across this article from One Tap Less about what he did to improve load times on his site. My first thought was, "I use a static site, I don't need to worry about this" and dismissed it. Then I figured, why not just try out my site on Google's PageSpeed Insights. Turns out, I had some work to do. [Read More]

2015-09-12

Category: Tech

Tags: pelican, javascript, scripting


View Image Links from Pelican in Marked 2

I really enjoy writing in MultiMarkdown Composer and having Marked display a rendered version. When writing blog posts like this, images would never appear since Pelican's syntax for displaying images is {filename}/path/to/image. I looked into Marked's preprocessor abilities and figured out a nice, clean way to display images when writing blog posts. [Read More]

2015-01-10

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, python, pelican


100 Happy Days

A few people from work convinced me to participate in 100 Happy Days. Since I'm already doing a "selfie a day" so I figured adding one more photo a day wouldn't hurt. What I didn't want to do is post to the various social media sites every single day and spam all my followers. Hazel and my blog helped me solve this problem. [Read More]

2014-04-06

Category: Tech

Tags: hazel, pelican, photos


Exploring Pelican: Automation Part 1

Pelican is a great python-based static blog generator. After a few months using it, I’ve decided to automate the content generation as much as possible. [Read More]

2013-12-29

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, efficiency, pelican

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