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Notes from the Laboratory: March 2022

I am trying this new “thing” of “reporting” what I was up to in a certain time period this year, and monthly reviews just sound like something normal people would do. So bear with me while I am typing up this report.

GoHugo

Hugo 0.96 update notes

Hugo 0.96.0 was published last weekend with two new features and many smaller changes and fixes under the hood. Here is a quick overview of the release. New features Vertical merging of content mounts Under this title hides a useful feature for Hugo Modules that mount content directories.

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#100daystooffload

I recently started taking part in the #100DaysToOffload challenge. It’s a challenge that tries to create a larger output of content that is interesting and useful. I will try to write about the topics that I have learned during this time while still staying to be the nerd that I am.

A pork pie Alexa

Shouting Alexa at a Pork Pie

This really important video about Alexa is a great example of how to use the Alexa API to create a skill. Not really, but watch it until the end to understand ;) From the videos description: Some interpreted it as a commentary on our over-reliance on consumerism, or of the unrealistic demands we make of material possessions.

Music to program to (Part 4)

lafur Arnalds remix of Rammstein’s “Zeit” is something perfect.

His own notes about this from Facebook:

When I was 15 years old Rammstein came to Reykjav穩k. This was going to be one of the biggest shows in Icelandic history. Me and my friends went and headbanged our teenage hearts out. 20 years later I was asked to rework their latest single.

Great to see those two creative universes coming together.

This is "Zeit" by Rammstein .

Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche H瓣rte band formed in Berlin in 1994.
GoHugo

Hugo 0.95 - Update Notes

Hugo 0.95.0 brings some really useful features (next to smaller speed increases as always) and upgrades the used Golang version to 1.18. New feature: {{ break }} and {{ continue }} break and continue are keywords known to developers of any programming language.

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The Pentaverate

Mike Myers does that thing where he plays multiple roles in the same movie. What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? As this new series begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.

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Hiding UpdraftPlus nagging screens after your subscription ran out

Nagscreens. You know them. Very annoying. Long story short: I recently stopped updating my subscription to a paid WordPress plugin and it started using nag screens to guilt me into renewing the subscription again. In this specific case we have the UpdraftPlus plugin that I really suggest everyone to use, but it did not really add new features or did anything else to make me feel like having a yearly subscription for the simple backup plugin would be something I want to do.

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Create a Branch From Within an Issue on Github

You can now create a branch directly from an issue to begin development work that’s correlated to that issue. Branches connected to an issue are shown under the “Development” section, which has replaced “Linked pull requests”, in the sidebar of an issue.