/ #tech  #fadecandy 

Lights

My daughter and I have started working on a LED light installation with several hundred LEDs. We are using the wonderful Fadecandy board by Adafruit. A couple of weeks ago, she hooked up their 8x8 Matrix to the Fadecandy and started to explore programming the lights with Processing. But we have bigger plans. I ordered a bunch of LED strips with 50 WS2812 Neopixels spaced out around 10cm and we started to work on hooking them up with power and data connections today. ...

Jens-Christian Fischer
/ #wordpress  #hugo 

Rescue Old Blog

Two days ago, when I resurrected this blog, I thought I’d just start from scratch, leaving the 930+ old blog posts forever gone. Then I read how Amit moved from Squarespace to Hugo using the ExitWP tool to convert a Wordpress XML export to markdown files. I had an old export file lieing around and after just a few minutes with ExitWP I had 936 Markdown files, spanning 10 years (2003 — 2013) of my old blog content. ...

Jens-Christian Fischer
/ #tech 

Setup Matomo

I like Analytics on a website, I don’t want to use Google Analytics. That leaves me with only a few options, one it to run my own analytics software somewhere I control. Previously I used Piwik with good success, so it seems sensible to set that up. Piwik has been renamed to Matomo and I haven’t found a simple complete installer. Server Setup I know that I should use something like Ansible to set it up, but I’m doing it by hand for now. ...

Jens-Christian Fischer
/ #hugo  #tech 

Hugo Templating

I spent most of the time setting up this new blog deciding on which template to use. I settled on Casper-Two but had to make changes literally minutes after I started using it. I created a fork, hugo-chaschper and made the following changes: Cleaned up (HTML formatting) Removing the ‘caspertwo’ options (Casper-Two contains two ways of displaying single page content. I have started to remove the one I don’t use) Added support for IndieWeb and IndieAuth. ...

Jens-Christian Fischer