Personal Update on COVID-19 — The “Beginning”

I thought I should write a (small?) note on the virus (Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)) currently overrunning the world. Events seems to be happening so fast, that I think it will be hard to remember how I felt at various points otherwise…

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CName Plugin 1.2.1 for Pelican Released

Pelican Plugins

Writing these posts about the new releases is often a little funny because the changes made are often so small that they don’t really feel worthy of their own post, but collectively, they start adding up. So this post actually covers five releases combined: 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.2.1.

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PhotoSorter Python script 2.1.0 Released

Photosorter is a little Python script to keep my photos from Dropbox organized.

It watches a source directory for modifications and moves new image files to a target directory depending on when the photo was taken, using EXIF data and creation date as a fallback. There is also an option to move existing photos.

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Introduction to Pelican

…and static site generators more generally.

This is a summary of a presentation on Pelican I presented on May 9, 2016. It covers some of the building blocks of Pelican, and then provides several examples of Pelican in use.

As a personal note, this presentation follows my own path of learning and growth with these technologies. I should note that I’m not a programmer or a web developer by trade; that everything I’ve done with Pelican has been as a part of another job or for personal projects. I hope to show you very practical applications of Pelican, rather than theoretical projects.

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Image Process Plugin 1.1.3 for Pelican Released

Pelican Plugins

Image Process is a plugin for Pelican, a static site generator written in Python.

Image Process let you automate the processing of images based on their class attribute. Use this plugin to minimize the overall page weight and to save you a trip to Gimp or Photoshop each time you include an image in your post.

Image Process also makes it easy to create responsive images using the new HTML5 srcset attribute and <picture> tag. It does this by generating multiple derivative images from one or more sources.

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