Hello Staticman

and goodbye Disqus

I have been reworking my fork of BeautifulHugo to improve the results in Lighthouse and at this point one of the problems I am consistently running across is the performance impacts caused by Disqus. I was sort of hoping that there was some way (even if I had to pay for it) to utilize Disqus w/out needing to evoke a stack of privacy-tracking non-sense.. Alas, it looks like even if I paid (and trusted) Disqus to embed stacks of privacy invacive hooks into the site, their hooks are still so poorly written as to be a significant impact to any sort of page performance. [Read More]

Hugo Workflow

A local-only CI/CD solution

I am a huge fan of fail fast view as part of my CI/CD, DevOps, and even general development practices. There are some pretty crazy ideas out there about when testing should be done, and I have known some developers whom insist that doing pre-commit and pre-push testing just slows down development. I always found this a little wild, I have never had pre-commit tests take that long, but I realize inexperienced programmers may very well be running their entire test suite on every commit. [Read More]

Hugo + Pre-Commit

How to get to were I want to be...

Now that I am done with my first pass of working with Hugo I still have areas to work on. One of the ones that is currently the most annoying to me is fixing the Cache Busting situation w/in the theme I picked. As I have not been able to locate a simple+direct way of moving all assets to leveraging Cache Busting names, I am stuck with doing some heavy lifting to the theme. [Read More]

First Post

In the beginning .. there wasn't Hugo

Well, here is that notorious first post. Basically playing with Hugo in an attempt to see how well it fits my workflow patterns. So far I am relatively happy with the tool .. though I feel like the Quick Start tutorial leaves a little to be desired. It is entirely possible that I am a little too technically minded and I just want the CliffsNotes version. [read: I am not the target audience . [Read More]
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