Migrating Ghost

Migrating Ghost

I found the instructions on how to migrate self-hosted Ghost from one host to another quite lacking. It took a lot of tinkering to get it to work properly.

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Solstice(ish) Swim

Solstice(ish) Swim

I think this is the 3rd year in a row that I've dragged friends out to swim in the middle of winter. A celebration of the winter solstice. And end to the darkening. The beginnings of the lightening. Optimism. Encouragement. It'd be nice if the weather started to get...

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Reading Log: At the Mountains of Madness

Reading Log: At the Mountains of Madness

I was much further through this book than I thought. Turns out the last 50% of the book was an analysis of horror fiction using At the Mountains of Madness as an example. It made for a strange experience, though, because I was expecting a lot more to happen....

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Mindful Thoughts.

Mindful Thoughts.

It's 22:41. Emma Ruth Rundle's Engine or Hell Live at Roadburn playing quietly is mixing with the steady whistle of my tinnitus. I can also hear my keyboard as I type away and the quiet whirr of my computer under my desk. The rest of the house is completely quiet. I...

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Nick Cave on Swimming

Nick Cave on Swimming

Turns out that you can send Nick Cave a short message and if you're lucky, he'll reply to your question in public. It will get logged in the Red Hand Files archive and it will go out in an email. Very cool. It also turns out that Nick Cave and I have something in...

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Reading Log: At the Mountains of Madness

Reading Log: At the Mountains of Madness

I don't like horror movies. At all. I don't understand the appeal. I like being challenged, and having an adrenalin rush, but I don't generally like being afraid. Something I do like, that I've discovered recently, is that I like being lightly creeped out. I enjoyed...

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Cycling Gorilla Cinema #2

Cycling Gorilla Cinema #2

I was nervous about the weather. The BOM said that it was going to rain. Then that it wasn't going to rain. Then it looked like it was going to. But then it didn't. It was even quite mild - for being winter. The process the second time was much the same as the first,...

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Reading Log – 3 Body Problem

Reading Log – 3 Body Problem

Everyone* had told me I had to read 3 Body Problem, but I never got around to it. When I saw that there was a TV adaptation of it, I thought it was best that I read the book before watching the TV series. In hindsight, I probably didn't need to. They two are pretty...

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Cycling Gorilla Cinema #1

Cycling Gorilla Cinema #1

I got inspired. It happens sometimes. The idea: a guerilla cinema in the park. I wanted to inspire people to get outside more, and push what they consider "normal" with bicycles and travel by bike. Inspire people. Inspire myself. I came up with the name (it has a...

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Ubuntu Tidyverse Packages

Ubuntu Tidyverse Packages

Mostly a note-to-self. After you've installed r-base on Ubuntu with the default packages, you will have issues installing Tidyverse. It's because there are a bunch of packages missing. Install them with: sudo apt install libfreetype6-dev libpng-dev libtiff5-dev...

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The Quarry

The Quarry

If you pop through a hole in the right fence in the right suburb in the right city and walk up the hill for the right amount of time, you will reach The Quarry. It's filled with water since it's not actively quarried any more. Everyone assures me the water is fine....

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Reading Log – Artemis

Reading Log – Artemis

I had high hopes for this novel when I started reading it, after having read The Martian and Project Hail Mary. But this isn't a man-is-stuck-in-space-alone-and-needs-to-go-into-details-about-niche-science-knowledge themed book, so it feels outside of Weir's really...

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