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Jack Baty – Director of Unspecified Services

Managing content with Forestry.io

I go though phases during which I’m not interested in the hassle of creating a new text file, saving it where it belongs, and adding frontmatter just to post something to my blog (which uses Hugo). So, I’m trying forestry.io as a Git-driven CMS. I’m typing this post in the Forestry control panel. I’m about to hit “Publish” and if you’re reading this, it worked.

Hey! Where'd all the posts go?

I finally did it. I broke this blog apart and archived 20 years of history. You see, I still wanted it to live here at baty.net but I didn’t want to keep lugging around 20 years of posts every time I built or deployed or moved things. So I started with a fresh copy of the theme, kept only the content from 2021, and moved all the archives to archive.baty.net. Yes, I understand that this means a bunch of broken links.

I wish podcasts would go away

You know what I hate? I hate when I’m reading a nice article or blog post or whatever and the author mentions something that I might be interested in and helpfully links to it. but when I click the link, I find myself staring at an embedded audio player that says “1:39:06” somewhere on it. Well shit, it’s a podcast. Never mind, I guess. I mean, I do want to learn about the thing, but to do that I don’t want to wade through two minutes of unnecessary intro music followed by ten minutes of two dudes humble-bragging and laughing at their own jokes, then a Squarespace ad, and then 30 minutes of stuff I’m not interested in.