For the past two years I’ve put this personal corner on a backburner. I used to really enjoy writing and I wasn’t feeling it lately. COVID-19 coincided but wasn’t directly the cause. Looking back over the archives 2015 was the last good year. That’s a crazy amount of time—almost seven years1 ago.
Today I dusted off
pyenv and reinstalled everything for Pelican from scratch. I was utterly shocked that it would even build, moreso that it built correctly. I put a few small stylistic tweaks in, backed up the S3 buckets just in case, and ran
make s3_upload with my fingers crossed. Everything looks about right.
I’m making the day sound shorter than it really was. About two half days put together if I was billing for the time. But it beat trying to fix the laser printer2 for the Nth time this year.