Apparently September 30 is International Podcast Day? What a great prompt for writing today.
Today’s goal, get Jekyll working locally on my M1 Mac. To make this extra interesting, I am going to restrict myslef to Ruby 2.7 because, as of this writing that’s what Lambda supports.
One thing I want to do with the workflow on this blog is the ability to upload posts and images to the Inbound Bucket from an iPad or iPhone. I poked around the App Stoe for S3 clients, but nothing jumped out. So, I thought I’d try to make my own with Shortcuts!
I have a pretty simple idea for how I want this website to work, in short:
- Upload posts and images to an Inbound S3 bucket.
- This kicks off Jekyll, running in Lambda, which writes out the website to an Outbound bucket.
- Front the Outbound Bucket with CloudFront.
My podcatcher of choice has been Overcast, a simple, iOS-only app. I have tried Apple’s Podcast app a few times, but it just doesn’t work for me.
Blogging. How … quaint? For a while now I have been wanting to share some thoughts and ideas, and I think a blog fits me best. Here’s a summary of how I got here, again.
Vacation starts … now! Well, nearly so. I’ve turned off all the work-related apps on my phone and powered down the laptop. Tomorrow will be chores and packing the van. Sunday, we’ll make the five-hour drive for a week at the beach. We normally vacation in early July, but that’s not the dice we rolled this year. It’s been a hectic year and summer for us all, so we’re looking forward to a week of fewer commitments.
Here we are, 43ish days from the release of X-Wing Second Edition. Excited doesn’t begin to describe what’s going on in my head. My son and I have been playing X-Wing for about 18 months now at Huzzah Hobbies. Even though we routinely lose, we do have a lot of fun along the way. My son has a lot of fun building lists, and we both have fun playing games at the store and at home.
Last night, took a new squad down to Huzzah for the monthly tournament:
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