Is This Thing On?

*tap tap* Uh…hello? Is this thing on?

Wow, it’s been a while since my last post. There are a couple reasons. First of all, I have been busy with our second child. But more directly relevant to this site, last winter, I started porting it from a custom-built Google App Engine site to use Hugo. I picked Hugo because it’s pretty popular, fast, and I’ve been writing a lot of Go lately. I got pretty far, but then ran smack into a major problem: Hugo did not support the URL scheme that I used.

I did some research into adding support for customizable date-based URLs, but didn’t get around to it…until now! Hugo 0.60 includes a contribution from me to allow any Go time format to be used in permalinks.

With that out of the way, I was able to finish porting the site to Hugo (with a little mod_rewrite hacking to support slash-less URLs). It is good to have a standard piece of software running things.