Today I’m releasing a pack of custom shortcodes for Hugo. A shortcode is a special tag added to a post that will embedded content or add HTML to a post instead of having to manually add the HTML. A few examples of shortcodes include YouTube, Vimeo, and GitHub Gists. The pack I created adds the ability to embed Google Maps, Box Document Preview, Pastebin, Twitch videos, Twitch livestreams, and JSFiddle.
Computer geeks need a good laugh sometimes, and there is no better place than Twitter. Twitter is a gold mine of funny accounts that reach all parts of life and work. Either it’s an account about an inexperienced web designer that tweets out all of the things you did the first year on the job, or a server that is so depressed because the system administrators have no idea what they are doing.
Everyone has their own way of doing things, from ordinary house chores to their “fastest” way to get to work. This always applies to peoples jobs. Now, I don’t consider myself a web designer, but it’s a job I am forced into since my main line of work is programming websites and software. Instead of having to pay someone every time I come up with a website idea, I just end up designing the sites by myself and in the future I can always hire someone to change it if the site gets popular enough.
Long ago I had the idea to build a Mini Computer, a Mini ITX computer. I knew about the drawbacks of such a computer, including a lower processing speed and usually no option for a dedicated graphics card. Being perfectly fine with these drawbacks, I set my sights and goals on a custom Mini ITX computer that would be energy efficient, fit at least two hard drives and be able to run fast enough for my every day work.
I often go onto StackOverflow when I have some free time to help answer some questions other programmers may have. The site is great, well built, but the content on the site and the users are not. If you are unaware of what StackOverflow is, it’s part of the “Stack Exchange” group of websites. It’s a Question and Answer type of site where anyone (even “anonymous” users) can post questions and answer them.