Life Stream

Aug 22, 2018

Me: Want to hear a joke about ghosts? Them: <basically any response, e.g. “sure”, “no”, “meh”, “leave me alone”> Me: That’s the spirit Can’t remember where I heard this one, but it cracks me up.

Removed Gallbladder
Aug 16, 2018

I had two separate series of events over the course of almost 2 years involving severe abdominal pain. 4-5 events about 2 years ago, and another 4-5 over the past 2 months. I underwent multiple scans, most of which came back saying my gallbladder was all-clear. Following another type of scan and the worst event to date, gallstones were discovered in my gallbladder. I was quickly scheduled for surgery and had my gallbladder removed. I’m now recovering. The following is a recounting of my experience.

New Job
Apr 16, 2018

I just thought it was worth noting that I recently changed jobs. I’ve moved from being a consultant to practicing DevOps at a large Financial company. I’m really looking forward to the opportunities I believe this job will afford me. Anyhow, I generally don’t like talking about work, but as I’m trying to get back into blogging, I thought it was a point in time worth marking.

Hugo and Lunr
Mar 28, 2018

Getting Hugo and Lunr playing nice with each other wasn’t too bad, but I had trouble finding a clear walk-through with current versions of the tools. My starting point was Joseph Earl’s post, Search your Hugo static site using lunr.js. That was the most complete guide I could find and got me … 80% of the way there. I think the hiccups I encountered were due to updates to the Lunr code and some breaking changes that happened since he wrote his post.

Mar 27, 2018

I was able to figure out getting search running on this site with Lunr (interesting because this is a static site). I’ll need to see if I can do a write-up of my setup at some point after I have a chance to clean up some of the JS a bit since I didn’t see any really clear walkthroughs on getting this fully working from start to finish.

Up and Running on Hugo
Mar 24, 2018

I decided to switch the site over to Hugo. At some point I would like to import some of my old posts from previous blogs. I always find that process a little difficult. When looking over past content it starts to seem dated or irrelevant to today. I’m sure there’s an argument for it showing a progression in thought or as reference material, but there’s plenty of, “hey, look what my dog did” that just doesn’t seem to be needed.

Feb 6, 2018

If you haven’t watched this yet … you should now.

Jan 16, 2018

Just tried a Neti Pot for the first time and I gotta say, if you’re having sinus issues and never tried one, you should look into it — Matt Walters (@mwalters) January 16, 2018

Nov 23, 2017

Fifth year in a row Happy Thanksgiving folks! — Matt Walters (@mwalters) November 23, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

My dying breath just might be me saying, “you published a blog post, not a blog”. I know I’ve lost the fight, but it still annoys me — Matt Walters (@mwalters) October 12, 2017