I Went to Hamilton and it was Amazing

Last week, on Valentine’s Day, Chao-Jen and I went to Hamilton at the Paramount Theater in Seattle. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack from Hamilton for half a year, so I was already familiar with the lyrics, especially up through “One Last Time”. The experience was amazing.

Setting up a Feed

My site has an Atom feed here, and it was super easy to set up on GitHub Pages. I added a new plugin to the site’s _config.yml file in 77cab7c, per the directions here. Jekyll did the rest.

Organizing the GitHub Pages and Cloudflare Discussion

There’s been a lot of talk about Cloudflare in the context of GitHub Pages with custom domains and SSL (isaacs/github#156) over the years, and there was a burst of posts in that issue today due to a report that Chrome started blocking HTTP sites. From this comment:

Tags in GitHub Pages

I had this Jekyll site almost ready to go before I decided to use GitHub Pages. One thing that I lost in going with GitHub pages was my tagging code. This happened because GitHub Pages does not support custom Ruby code, which is what drove my tag generation. Luckily, I found Jekyll Tags on Github Pages, which I followed almost completely (minus the tag cloud section).

Monkey Bar

This conversation happened around two years ago. Michael, his mother, and I were watching an unusually large number of people come down the sidewalk toward our house.

What's in Your Mouth?

Me: What’s in your mouth?

Site Migration to GitHub Pages

I recently migrated this site from WordPress hosted on WebFaction to a Jekyll site hosted on GitHub Pages. I expect I’ll be writing more content on the new site because there’s just less overhead in getting it done, and I’m writing in a format that I enjoy more. Pages are now written in Markdown and committed to a repository. The production site redeploys automatically, and running the site locally is a snap.

A Long Hiatus

Wow. It’s been more than four years since I wrote anything here. A lot has happened in that time, but before I get to that I want to make a pact for my readers: in the next year, I will write more here than I did since 2013. :smirk: Now let’s get caught up on the big things that have happened since 2013.

Gutter Conversation

Me: We need to clean our gutters.

The Financing Contingency

I am writing to you tonight with a rendition of “Skip to my Lou” playing in the background — children’s music is often the genre of choice here.