Creating an RSS Newsletter for your Hugo Blog using Brevo

It Was Supposed to Be So Easy… If you’re running a blog on a static site generator stack, you may have looked into setting up email automation and a subscriber list. If you’re a devout follower of the lazy dev principles, you probably also thought about automating this then noticed all the RSS output controls that frameworks like Hugo provide out of the box. Great – Now you just need to find an email service with a free tier and RSS integration – Easy, right?...

October 10, 2023 · 5 min · 994 words · P.W.

Taking Back Control: Finding Focus and Choice on the Internet in 2023

I’ve had enough. Over the last year, I have finally decided that all the attention manipulation, the never ending ‘signals’, and the 3500 interrupters that my phone and other devices create each day is too much to bear. I find I no longer casually or carefully read articles – let alone books! My days have become filled with a blend or oscillations between some variant of ‘doom scrolling’ on pop-news sites and trying to do 100 things at once while 1000 other things beg me to give them my attention for just a moment....

February 9, 2023 · 9 min · 1851 words · P.W.

How to Record Better IRacing Replays

We’ve all been there. You had an incredible race and want to share it. You record your incredible pass or save on a single cam, watch it, and imagine what it could be. You look at the keyboard shortcuts and envision yourself as a live-event-director, smashing buttons to switch cameras at the perfect time while the recording runs. Perhaps you even tried to record like this, and realized doing that well would require a time investment on par with your sim racing addiction....

December 20, 2022 · 4 min · 664 words · P.W.

A Developer Blog for Lazy Developers

A New Easier Way I’ve had several blogs and websites over the years. I’ll skip over my Microsoft FrontPage and Dreamweaver sites of my childhood, but since then I try every few years at making a blog. I moved through lots of different platforms in the first several years with a lot of overhead or that I didn’t understand how they were built well enough to build in features I’d need or customize things....

September 2, 2022 · 4 min · 743 words · P.W.

Webhooks, IPASS and a Dose of Reality

Getting Back into Writing Once again, I have decided I’d like to write down more of my ideas and share them with others. I had setup a blog with Hugo and Netlify about a year ago but the free domain I used had expired and was now hosting porn ads. I really liked the Hugo setup and ease of use, but I wanted to further automate it for the day to day and not require me to directly interact with a CLI or git at all, at least directly....

July 2, 2022 · 4 min · 786 words · AG