Garbage Collector

The little space of a writer, tinkerer, and a coffee addict

No more separated Homepage and Blog

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It’s been just a few months following the previous redesign, but I must admit I wasn’t satisfied. So I needed to remodel a little this blog. And another question I’ve asked to myself was : why having a dedicated blog URL actually and a homepage that was just an aggregate ?

RSS to newsletter

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Having recently discovered I could use Infomaniak’s newsletter service, as a subscriber of the hosting offer, I’ve first tested it by creating a subscription to my books release. But following that, I wanted to steal inspire myself with Kev Quirk’s idea of using a RSS feed to send new blog articles by email.

The blog has a new face ! (And other news)

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The last time this blog got a new design, it was in October 2021. Old, based on SimpleCSS with custom parts, having not followed Hugo’s evolution, and my tastes changing, it was time to put some new paint here. The previous theme was mostly an enhancement of the first original one.

Homepage enhancement and books preview

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A couple of time ago I’ve decided to remade my homepage because the previous one was … Let’s be clear, a quick and dirty. A first remade version was published two months ago and received some enhancement on the time.

BTW, why ?

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Today, I want to answer to a question nobody asked : why is this site uses for its URL ? Well, there is a small story behind it. No very special, but I wanted to share it. A lot of personal blogs are usually using an URL named after their owner, or a pseudonym they use.

Good-bye VPS

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This blog has been created in 2019, with its first post in French published in the end of December. Powered by Plume, a federated blogging tool (that seems to not be active anymore), it was hosted on a dedicated server I was renting at OVHCloud’s low-cost brand, So You Start.

Yet Another Blogroll

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During the previous week-end, I had a simple idea about if a blogroll directory could be made with a static-site generator like Hugo (the one I use here). After some tinkering, it appeared that it worked pretty nice, so I’ve launched it on the web and let see what will happen.

About Twitter Notes feature

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That’s not really a big news as the feature is in development since some times, but you may have heard about “Twitter Notes”. To summarize, this feature will allow its users to write actual blog posts without the well-known 280 characters limitation.

The homepage lost some weight

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Recently, I had the curiosity to check if this blog was not too heavy to load, because it’s something I don’t like to endure. So, I’ve checked on GTMetrix and the result was … 😱 The total page size was 27MB, that’s terrible.

Photo Blog is Back

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Some times ago, I’ve made a photo gallery with Hugo and the AutoPhugo template. But I didn’t maintained it because I wasn’t really satisfied by the process behind. Recently, you may have seen I’ve done some photo report posts. As the format was close to what I expected for a Photo Blog, I’ve decided to create a separated blog with a more photo-friendly template that was still permit to do some narrative stuff.

I've shared my Hugo shortcodes on GitHub

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A couple of weeks ago, I’ve made an article about how to use Hugo shortcodes and integrate them. I’ve decided to share them on GitHub, you can find them here : Until now, there are two of them : The exif metadata reader I’ve made previously.

Bumped Simple.css version

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As you may know, this site use the Simple.css framework for its visual template. A new version of the framework was rolled out recently and is now live here. Because of the cache server behind this blog content, you could encounter some buggy display.

I've made some cleanup in this blog mess

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It doesn’t seem like that, but this blog is 3 years old since past December. Indeed, the first article about the video game Factorio was published on December 19th 2019. At this moment, Garbage Collector was a Plume instance, because I was very curious about federated blogging tools and I wanted to have again my little corner on the Web to express my useless thoughts (it’s something I like since high school in early 2000’s - having useless thoughts and express them).

Joined Fediring

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I’ve recently discovered the Fediring initiative, which is a webring for personal sites of Fediverse members. You can browse the ring by clicking on the Previous and Next buttons on the footer of each page of this blog. It’s nice to see how old Web ideas are still alive despite the permanent user lock-in inside the Big Tech online services.

No multilingual posts anymore

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I was happy to setup Hugo’s multilingual support for this blog, but after a few articles written in both French and English, I’ve understood it’s not really fun to do it like this. I had the sentiment to always do the job twice and it took more time to write an article in both languages.

Use Hugo Shortcodes to read pictures EXIF metadata

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If you’ve read my previous article about a Champagne cave visit, you may have noticed that all the photos are displaying their technical metadata : Camera and Lens model, aperture, speed, etc. Sorry to deceive you, but I haven’t written all these text manually, I’ve used one of the resourceful Hugo feature : the shortcodes.

Moteur de recherche, liens, et changement de licence

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Ce formidable et inutile petit blog continue d’évoluer petit à petit et quelques récents changements sont désormais en place. Moteur de recherche Pour faciliter la recherche d’informations sur ce site, un bouton “Rechercher” est désormais disponible en haut de l’écran. Ce n’est qu’un formulaire renvoyant vers le moteur DuckDuckGo.

Garbage Collector est désormais sur un stockage objet

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Depuis quelques temps, j’ai entrepris de revoir comment héberger mes différents outils en ligne dans le but de réduire le temps passé à leur maintenance. Cela s’est récemment traduit par le fait que j’ai basculé de Nextcloud à kDrive. Nextcloud est un outil formidable que j’admire beaucoup, mais le maintient en conditions opérationnelles d’un serveur sur mon temps libre n’est plus vraiment ce qui m’emballe.

Garbage Collector fait peau neuve

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Après avoir utilisé depuis son passage sur Hugo le thème Casper3, j’ai fini par vouloir faire celui qui corresponde au mieux à mes attentes en matière de thème visuel. J’ai donc passé quelques soirées dessus, n’ayant pas touché à du HTML et CSS depuis des années.

Garbage Collector gets a new skin

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Following the migration to Hugo, I’ve used the Casper3 theme until then. Now I’ve wanted my own personal theme, and it’s done ! I haven’t written HTML and CSS code since a while, so after some evenings I came up with something I liked.

Create a multilingual blog with Hugo

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Writing in your native language allow to stay in your comfort zone. But on the Web, it can limit our audience. That’s what I’m telling myself since a couple of time, so I took a look to the multilingual options in order to translate some posts in English.

Hello Hugo

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Hello Hugo Après plus d’un an avec l’outil de blogging Plume, j’ai voulu changer de logiciel et aller vers quelque chose de plus adapté à mes attentes. Le logo Hugo est sous licence Apache 2.0 Qu’est-ce qui n’allait pas avec Plume ?