I Should Write Down and Summarize What I Did

I did a lot of research the other day about what I’d need to build a contact form for my website. I bookmarked lots of pages. And today, I come and look at this mountain of videos and sites and pages and woneder what exactly it is, that I am supposed to tackle. Nothing makes sense. I know I ruled out Sendy as an option. Or did I? Do I need Javascript?...

January 23, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

Learning Kubernetes, Setup Notes

Ok, here’s to learning Kubernetes in earnest, to get that career pivot going. Notes as I learn, over the coming days. This one, is a lot of random thoughts on bringing up a cluster. It is both harder than you think, and easier than you think I did this, because I wanted to run my own cluster, just like the big boys do.1 It’s much easier to run alternatives like kind, if that suits your needs better....

November 3, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Make KVM Use a NIC in Bridge Mode

I wanted to start learning Kubernetes. So I thought I’d spin up a Ubuntu VM to use as my sacrificial guinea pig. While the normal NAT mode works well enough for most of my networking needs, I wanted the Ubuntu VM to show up and work as a machine on my host’s network.1 I have two network cards on my desktop and wanted to allocate one of them to this VM....

October 18, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Make SSH Ignore Key, When Logging On to a Fresh Box

Every now and then, I spin up a fresh vm. And being a creature of habit, I use the same username on my play / experimental vms as my normal login. So everytime I try to login to such a vm or pi, I get a Too many authentication failures error. So to just get in and start working, I need to tell ssh to ignore my keys and try using passwords as the authentication mechanism....

October 18, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Notes to Self, on Self Hosting Fonts on My Hugo Blog

Writing this down, so that I will not struggle the next time1, I have to do this. I use Valkyrie for everything on the blog in various weights, except for code and preformatted stuff, which uses Source Code Pro Medium. Both are WOFF2 fonts. Anything in Hugo’s assets/css/extended folder will be picked up by Hugo and bundled into a single CSS file. The fonts are in subdirectories in the static/fonts/font-name folder....

October 9, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Ticking Off Checkboxes With the Mouse in Org Mode

While I mostly use the keyboard when doing everything Org related, there are a few times in the day, when I cannot. These are mostly mornings and evenings when I bustle about home, doing this thing and that. Things that are part of my routine. Things that are checkboxes in my routine.org file. It helps me get through the day without thinking of whether, I gave the better half her meds or whether I remembered to call my mum or if I drank enough water by the end of the day or whether my stretches for the day are done or if the plan for the next day is made....

October 7, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Blocks in Org Mode

I remember, when I first learned it, the Org Manual mentioning I could have code, quotes, poetry and sundry self structured blocks of text, where the text in that block would flow like I wanted it to. I could have indentation or line breaks as I pleased. And then I promptly forgot about it. The only thing I did remember were code blocks. And that I needed to do a #+begin_src and then a #+end_src and put my code in the middle....

September 27, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Exclude Files and Folders From an Rsync Copy

I’ve been sticking to plain old rsync -az to sling files around using Rsync. Until I ran into a hiccough today, where I filled up my teensy remote storage on the Pi, because a couple of subdirectories that were part of the run, were hundreds of megabytes large.1 So I did the usual, did hunt around the web thing, and learnt about --exclude So now the new Rsync command is …...

September 18, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Line Numbers in Hugo Codeblocks

I want my code blocks on the blog to sometimes have line numbers. Looking at the Hugo docs here and here led me to the linenos argument. While we’d start our code blocks like (```python)1, all I need more is to add the line number argument like so. Vanilla code block … print(f""" “It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own....

September 17, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza

Drafts App Needs Escaping if I Am to Use Hugo Shortcodes

When I finally figured out how to get line breaks working on my microblog, I ran into another sort of hiccough, when I tried doing that from my phone. I use the Drafts app on my phone and tablet to slice and dice all manner of text and to send it to various locations as I please. One of those is a workflow, that lets me shoot text to a folder on my server which is then published (via a script) on the microblog....

September 14, 2022 · Mario Jason Braganza