Category Archives: Golden Geek

Miser Project: Hark! Is That a Theory I See Before Me?

Once I have a stable experimental setup at the Spanner Wingnut blog, I will systematically revive my permanent, persistent blogs.  My agitation over the restoration of blogging and the use of hexo to generate static server pages reflects my anxious … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Tracking Network Modernization

John Stevenson has tips on bringing a hexo-authoring folder, and its themes, under Git for source control management.  I followed the first of those suggestions, although the GitHub Desktop client made the work much simpler than using Git command-line operations. … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Instrumentation Coms Latency Bottlenecks

In the 2017-10-18 post, “So Close, Yet an FTP Too Far?”, Direct Publishing and then Backup and Source-Code Management are identified as critical for proof-of-concept and subsequent refinement into production practices.   Direct publishing is now working smoothly, with some scale … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Reducing Countdown Holds

The Hexo-generated Spanner Wingnut experimental blog is now much easier to author and to publish.   Essential features are operating and a series of “unit test” posts are now underway.   Customization is continuing based on unit test results and check-lists for … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Guidance Calibration

With images working on the Spanner Wingnut blog, there is now regular posting there.  I have begun adapting test pages from the hexo-theme-unit-test source.  I don’t use the recommended procedure though.  Instead, I have cloned the unit-test repository to its … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Over-Tightened Wingnuts

The Spanner Wingnut blog is now being published with Hexo-generated content.  That version is the current default.  Technically, the Returning to the Moon topic could continue there.  that is the appropriate place for preservation of all the findings of my … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Viewport Glare Reduction

Continuing to mine advice by John Stevenson, I adapt his changing of banner images to have legible white-on-dark titles with no “white-out” glare.   The default banner (shown at Mapping Probe) also takes too much space. File spanner/themes/landscape/source/css/images/banner.jpg  is the source … Continue reading

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