Yet another blogging experiment…

Building Emacs 24.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently signed up for a Virtual Private Server (VPS) with vpsdime. The idea is to set-up a complete development environment for all of my work and personal projects that I can access from a low-end device like a Chromebook or an iPad (with a suitable SSH app installed).

Testing Octopress Configuration

This is just a simple test post to see if I have the basic Octopress configuration done correctly. I tried also getting org-octopress configured at the same time but I am getting an error when I evaluate the org-octopress command, so I will get to that later.

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Are tables supported? Let’s find out!

Heading One Heading Two
Row One, Column 1 Row One, Column 2
Row Two, Column 1 Row Two, Column 2

Liquid Exception: Undefined Method Sort

I was getting this strange error when I tried to generate my site via the rake generate command:

## Generating Site with Jekyll
identical source/stylesheets/screen.css
Configuration file: /Users/gordy/Documents/Personal/gordyt.github.io/_config.yml
            Source: source
       Destination: public
  Liquid Exception: undefined method `sort!' for nil:NilClass in _includes/post/categories.html, included in _layouts/post.html
jekyll 2.5.2 | Error:  undefined method `sort!' for nil:NilClass

Layered Garden Salad

This is a great recipe from page 105 of ¬°Delicioso! Cooking South Texas Style, compiled by the Junior League of Corpus Christi, Inc., ISBN 0-9609144-0-4.

BulletJournal Updates

I have been using Ryder Carroll’s BulletJournal techniques for organizing my analog journal for about 6 months now. There are several things I really like about this system.

  • It is easy to maintain
  • It lets you carry around just one paper journal that you can use for everything; e.g., to-do lists, project notes, work and activity tracking, study notes, etc.
  • It is very easy to customize to fit your needs.

Regarding that last point, I would like to share my current setup.