Hugo: Updated

As I detailed in my recent Hugo blog post, I wanted to have Github invoke an action that automatically deployed my site upon commit of new code. As I was looking around the internet for inspiration, I stumbled upon Render which hosts unlimited static sites for free and integrated with Github to automatically deploy.

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Hugo: My New Blog Platform

Overview My blog has lived a number of places across the web including Tumblr, Squarespace, and WordPress. Earlier this year I made a decision to take it a completely new direction - Hugo + Git + an object storage bucket. Hugo is a CLI static site generator - all of my pages and posts are markdown files that Hugo marries with a theme, and outputs in static HTML which lends to small site size and incredible speed.

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#LaunchAmerica

There are a lot of things going on here on Earth that are hard to process and deal with physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Seeing #LaunchAmerica happen is truly awe-inspiring, and brings hope. It should be a reminder that all but five humans are sharing a planet together at this moment. My thoughts are with the families and friends of George Floyd and others that have unnecessarily lost their lives at the hands of a brutal police force.

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SnarkPile: Where all of your terrible ideas come true, in sticker form!

Last month I co-founded a new small business, SnarkPile! My business partner Dave and I both have the entrepreneurial spirit and always kicked around different business ideas. He called me one day and pitched an idea to bring #SassTags into the real world. I was hooked, and a few weeks later, we launched the site.

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Why I Quit Facebook (And Why You Should Too)

In August 2018 I made a decision to quite Facebook, primarly because I felt like it wasn’t adding anything positive to my life. It was an app that I was endlessly scrolling through, with little or no added value, and often times taking away value. The last straw was Facebook disabling the API that allowed me to post the #punoftheday via a 3rd party tool to schedule posts (I used Buffer).

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Validate your macOS FileVault Recovery Key

I previously stored my recovery key for macOS FileVault with iCloud, but ran into issues one day and couldn’t get back into my computer. (Thank god for Backblaze!) Now I store it in 1Password, but I had a panic this morning when setting up encryption for some other disks - did I have the correct recovery key saved?

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#MeToo

My father raped me. And it has taken me half my life to find the courage write those four words. At the age of 16 I had to endure something that I hope no other person, especially a child, has to experience. And most definitely not at the hands of a parent.

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Late Night Haiku

This haiku was written while I was on a flight to Las Vegas less than 24 hours after the shooting at the Mandalay Bay occurred. high up in the air wanting to be creative thinking of death below

One Year later

This past week marks the end of my first year in Seattle. I can’t help but to think back to when I was walking out of SeaTac airport one year ago. I was a bundle of emotions. Excited. Scared. Intrigued. Nervous. And feeling immensely independent. My entire life was changing right before my eyes, and I had no idea what the future held for me.

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Our Sixmonthiversary

Today Seattle and I celebrate our Sixmonthiversary. It was just six months ago today I boarded that American Airlines flight, and my life was forever changed. I became Seattle’s newest resident. I sit here writing this in what I could only describe as exactly what I wanted my life to look like when I got to Seattle.

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