Setting up Pelican to Automatically Deploy to GitHub Pages

Posted on Mon 11 September 2017 in Technology • Tagged with Pelican, Travis CI, GitHub, GitHub Pages • 3 min read

I recently converted my site from WordPress to a statically generated Pelican site hosted on GitHub Pages. One of the most difficult parts of the transition was setting it up to automatically deploy to GitHub Pages. In this article, I will describe how I set this up.

Overview

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Analysys and reflections on "The Obamacare marketplaces aren't in a death spiral"

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Politics • Tagged with ObamaCare • 4 min read

I recently read an interesting article from FiveThirtyEight about the state of the Obamacare marketplaces. You can read the article here.

I have compiled a list of my thoughts on the subject. Many of these are not particularly related to the article, consider this a brain-dump. I quote from the …


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At Sea

Posted on Fri 06 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with At Sea • 1 min read

Today we were at sea. I woke up really late today: 10:00 late. After breakfast, I went played some soccer on the sports court for about two hours. Then I ate lunch and went for a really quick swim (I didn't stay long since there were about 50 people …


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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Posted on Thu 05 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Snorkeling, Stingray • 2 min read

Today we were in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. English is the first language in the Cayman Islands, but many people speak Spanish as well since they are in contact with Hispanic cultures on a regular basis. We arrived fairly late in the morning (11:00) and our tour didn't start …


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Cozumel, Mexico

Posted on Wed 04 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Cenota, Cozumel, Mexico, Tulum • 2 min read

Today we were in Cozumel, Mexico. We had to take a ferry to the mainland where we were to meet our driver and go to some Mayan ruins. The ferry left promptly at about 8:00 Mexico Time (meaning it left at about 8:15). When we arrived on the …


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Roatan, Honduras

Posted on Tue 03 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Honduras, Horseback Riding, Monkey, Petting Zoo, Roatan, Sloth, Snorkeling • 5 min read

Today we were in Roatan, Honduras - an island about 58 kilometers (36 miles) off the cost of mainland Honduras. We had arranged for a driver to take us to a few activities on the island. As we drove around, our driver pointed out a variety of things on the island …


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Harvest Caye, Belize

Posted on Mon 02 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Belize, Cruise, Harvest Caye, Paddle Board, Parasailing • 2 min read

Today we were in Harvest Caye, Belize - a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. The island has been opened to cruise ships for only 11 days, so we were some of the first people to be on the island.

The first thing we did was go paddle boarding. It …


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Costa Maya, Mexico

Posted on Sun 01 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Cruise, Mayan Ruins, Travel • 7 min read

Today we were in Costa Maya, Mexico. (Yay! Another country on my list of "been there's".) Costa Maya itself is not a very big town and the only industry is tourism. It consists of a cruise pier, a multitude of shops where locals set up to sell to the tourists …


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At Sea

Posted on Sat 31 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with At Sea, Cruise, Travel • 1 min read

Happy New Years' Eve! Today was a day at sea. I did a bunch of things today including: playing chess, playing soccer, eating, reading The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 1, Fundamental Algorithms, Third Edition by Donald E. Knuth, eating, watching the Chelsea-Swansea City game, and watching karaoke.

I could …


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New Orleans, LA and Start of Cruise

Posted on Fri 30 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Cruise, Louisiana, New Orleans • 2 min read

Today was our last day in New Orleans. This morning we rode the St. Charles Streetcar through the Garden District and this afternoon we boarded our cruise ship: the Norwegian Dawn.

Streetcar

The New Orleans streetcar system is the oldest streetcar system in the world (or maybe just in the …


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