Scratch That, New Visit Counter

How to Implement A Solution, See a Better Solution, and Chase that Solution So it turns out I dropped the github markdown-style viewcounts pretty much immediately after adding them to the site. I did this around a day after the last post, but just got caught up in work and other life events and didn’t write a post about it. This came down to that same blog post as the last post....

February 23, 2023 · 4 min · Nicholas Gilbert

Viewcounts

More bells, more whistles I don’t recall exactly how I stumbled upon this feature idea, but I decided I wanted to see (roughly) how many visitors I’ve had on the different blog posts I’ve made. Seemed like a simple enough feature, and probably doable in a static site like this. Turns out it is extremely simple, using a service called visitor-badge.glitch.me. Using a snippet from this blog post by Ravikanth Chaganti, which detailed the embedding of the visitor-badge service, I had what I needed to get this on my site....

February 10, 2023 · 3 min · Nicholas Gilbert

What Do You Say?

Say Anything While pondering the limits of github pages, I wondered if a comments provider would work. Turns out it does, out of the box, really easily, down to the provider (in this case, Hugo and PaperMod). Comments I think will become useful as I start to write about non-blog topics like PowerShell specifics, where folks can contribute questions or suggestions to fix the content I’ve written. It would also allow me to track engagement to some degree (which I’m guessing is next to zero for now....

February 3, 2023 · 3 min · Nicholas Gilbert

What About About?

Something Missing This Way Comes The blog is starting to take form, and I’m realizing that blindly creating a blog without referencing other blogs / portfolios is showing that I really don’t know what needs to go into a blogfolio. So I started looking at other blogs. The blog part is largely there, thanks to the Hugo framework and the PaperMod theme. I’ve got entries that are easy to spin up in Markdown, an archive page to view old stuff by year and month, and a tags system that allows for filtering posts by general content....

January 28, 2023 · 4 min · Nicholas Gilbert

Locked Down

At the end of the last post, I made a little footnote marking a little issue I had with the site serving mixed content. It turns out, a setting I had put in place on the GitHub pages site itself resolved it, but just took some time to do so. I had set the Enforce HTTPs setting to checked on the site, saw no change, then began writing the previous post....

January 26, 2023 · 1 min · Nicholas Gilbert