Blog Migration

Today I have successfully migrated my blog from Jekyll to Hugo! I got tired of dealing with Ruby and Gems. I found a blog post about combining GitHub Actions, Hugo and AWS S3 in order to host a static site. Now that it’s setup, it’s pretty nice! All I have to do is commit the new post to the main branch of the repo and everything else happens auto-magically! Steps Taken I was able to accomplish this task with the following steps: [Read More]

SiteGloop

Introducing SiteGloop

I would like to introduce a little Python program that I wrote called SiteGloop! It is a site crawler that can be used to take snapshots of your pages, or it can be used to warm your cache.

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COVID-19

In the latter part of 2019, a new strain of Coronavirus came into existence in the Wuhan province of China. Too little was done to curb the spread of the new virus, and as a result it has turned into a global pandemic. It has now made it into every major nation in the world. Here are the stats on this pandemic as of yesterday: 153,517 Confirmed Global Cases 5,735 Deaths (343 new deaths as of yesterday) 21,157 cases in Italy 1,441 Deaths 12,729 bases in Iran 608 Deaths 8,162 cases in South Korea 1,678 cases in the United States of America Watching the nightly news updates regarding this pandemic is akin to playing the game Plague. [Read More]

Twenty Years

Today is a huge day for me. It marks my twenty year anniversary at Rackspace. You can read more about the first ten years in my previous blog post. A lot has changed over the past ten years: I became a father again with the birth of my youngest, Rylan, on July 18, 2011 I became a grandfather with the birth of my first grandchild, Lizzie, on November 18, 2018 I lost my remaining grandparents I moved across the country to Dandridge, TN (becoming a full-time Work From Home Racker) The original leadership from the early days at Rackspace are now gone (Graham Weston, Lanham Napier, etc. [Read More]

Tennessee

Laura, the kids and I have made the decision to move from San Antonio, TX to Tennessee. Dandridge, TN to be exact. We’ll be moving “officially” in mid-June, once the kids are out of school for the year. It’s bittersweet. On the one hand, we are looking forward to the new adventure, but on the other hand I will miss my family tremendously.

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