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Server Refresh

Welcome to the new-ish website! Same site, hopefully new commitment to keeping it updated. Had to make some updates (updated to Font Awesome 5 for example) which required a bit of redoing of my custom templates. Also transitioned to a new Droplet to take advantage of Digital Ocean’s upgraded plans. I’ve been wanting to learn and use Docker, and the upgraded storage capacity of these VPS’s seemed like a good time to learn.

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My Cure for Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome. It is a dreaded thing, and it has been talked about over and over and over again. And those are just three examples I’ve personally looked at. There are literally hundreds of thousands more results if you search Google. Everyone has self doubt. Everyone worries they aren’t as good as their peers. Its a fact of life in pretty much any and all types of situations, not just in technology.

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My Experience Learning Hugo

So, this website has been built using [Hugo]. I have no experience with Go, I still consider myself new to writing in [Markdown], and I didn’t even really have anything specific I felt the need to share with this world. So why [Hugo]? Mainly, I heard it was fast. Currently, with the 7-ish pages currently within my site, [Hugo] generates the entire site in 19ms. That’s right, milliseconds. I never quite felt right using [Jekyll], but I feel this might be more of an issue of me just not finding the right workflow.

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Building This Site Pt. 3

Well, it has been a productive few days. I added this project to GitHub finally, and have made 23 commits since doing so. I ended up completely finishing the entire basic HTML layout of my site, all pages are working, and you can navigate freely at this point. Today, I mainly set up all my basic files for my SASS workflow and started working on the base styles for my site.

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Building This Site Pt. 2

This is a continuation of my blog detailing how I’m learning to use Hugo. See my first steps in part one. Today, I went through and removed the Bootstrap v4 Blog theme and reverted back to trying to build my own. I got my Head and my Site Header into separate partials, I got my footer into one as well. Had to do some work figuring out how to access different variables in these partials, but I got help with debuggins through a post on Medium, titled Tips and tricks for building a theme in Hugo.

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Building This Site

So, below I will make notes about the process I used to create this website. I created a brand new Hugo site. I also created a brand new theme which I plan to use to customize this later. So far so good. I created two posts. One is a generic “Hello World” style post, and then this post, which I plan on using for note taking. This one will be much longer and also help test the use of longer pages.

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Starting to Build a Blog

I decided a couple of different things recently. I needed a new website to better reflect “me”. I also decided to start some kind of blog to document my learning process as I continue this journey. I decided that I would try to build a new site using Hugo. This post is largely designed as a test while I am setting up the site. In another post, I will detail my process as best as I can.

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