Thursday, October 13, 2016
This post is just a test to see if my new system can ingest content from blogger. More updates once I have edged closer to something worthy of showing the world.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Friday, January 08, 2016
Looking back on 2015 it all seems like a bit of a blur. Beyond the obvious craziness of packing up our lives and moving across the planet, having our little baby grow into a toddler was pretty epic.
Looking forward to 2016 and things are sure to get even more crazy.
Hopefully in the next few hours we'll get confirmation that the final hoops have been cleared in buying a house. We'll be packing everything up again for another move in February, the upside is that should be the last time we'll need to do that any time soon.
Once we're in the new house we'll be making it feel like home and preparing it to handle a family of 4; our second child is due in May. I'm sure the place will feel like a mad house with an infant and a 2.5 year old in it, but I've got the feeling that it'll be wonderful.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
However, there was one single point of failure in all this; Yahoo Pipes. It is an amazing system that not many people have heard about, basically it allowed me to feed in a stack of rss feeds, munge them all together and spit out data in a format of my choice.
Now Pipes being shut down.
At the end of August 2015 the back end system for fuzzyslogic.com will stop pulling in new content because Pipes won't be there to do it.
I'm forced to consider what to do. Since I built all of this around Pipes I've learned to love a python library called Beautiful Soup, which I could use to build a custom system to replace what I was using Pipes for.
However, I have to stop and consider the fact that I haven't really been making much use of fuzzyslogic.com anyway. Combine that with the fact that no one else actually visits the site anyway..... then maybe I don't really need to invest any effort in keeping it running.
I could kill off the host all together and shift the domain name over be hosted by my registra or simply point it directly at the fuzzy's logic blogger site. This would be saving me US$5 a month and never having to worry about updating a web server or even monitoring one.
The only other things I've been using the web server host for is running my RSS aggregator which I can replace with another service such as inoreader.com, running an IRC bot in a channel which has recently been replaced by our group using Slack and storing random files (which I can use any number of cloud storage places for).
I've got a little over a month to think about it.... but at this stage I'm leaning towards shutting down the web server.
Friday, February 06, 2015
Last year I became a Dad.
Games, movies, tv shows and technology all seem a little less important now.
I don't really want to post about all the amazing things, lessons and hurdles we faced as new parents; as proven by the fact that I set up daddyslogic.com and posted to it a total of about thrice before realizing that I was better off spending the energy being a Dad than posting about being a Dad.
The people who care about my trials and tribulations as a new Dad are on Facebook, where I've spammed a near continuous stream of photos and quips about the whole ordeal.
The one thing I will say is that I have found time to get deeply addicted to online sim racing, specifically iRacing. I started a blog for that too; fuzzysracing.blogspot.com. My interest in sharing thoughts and information about that topic hasn't waned yet.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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