California Smoke

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Posting these here so I can look back in the future to remember when the forest fires started getting really bad.

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The view at about 3:30 PM PST from the viewpoint near the Hwy 92/Skyline Blvd intersection.

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Isla Vista in the Time of Covid

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Here it comes again. One of my favorite questions.

“Wait, you live in Isla Vista?”

“Yes.”

“The college town by UCSB? You want to live there?”

“Yup.”

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Switching from Disqus to Commento

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This website has been following the blog software hype train since it’s inception. The progression went like so:

  1. Facebook “posts” (discontinued)
  2. Blogger
  3. Blosxom - a very early static site generator, way ahead of it’s time.
  4. Wordpress
  5. Jekyll
  6. Hugo (current)

At the transition between Wordpress and Jekyll, like many others, I needed a solution for comments on a static site and Disqus was the clear choice. But then many of us learned that by using Disqus, we were allowing ads to be placed on our own pages. We were bogging down our websites with loads of third party trackers and possibly even violating our own reader’s privacy.

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