Setting up Pelican to Automatically Deploy to GitLab Pages

Posted on Tue 27 August 2019 in Technology • Tagged with Pelican, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab Pages • 3 min read

I posted last year about my switch from WordPress to a statically generated site generated by Pelican by GitHub Pages in a blog post. Since then, my hosting situation has changed a couple of times. I first migrated to deploy straight to a DigitalOcean Droplet from Travis CI. Then, I …


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Queen Mary 2 Crossing

Posted on Fri 31 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Cruise, Queen Mary 2, WWII, Veterans • 13 min read

Instead of giving you a day-by-day on what we did on the crossing (I was told that it is not a cruise because that’s only lowly peasants would go on a cruise), I’m going to just talk about some of the highlights and make some observations about my …


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Washington D.C. to New York City

Posted on Thu 23 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., New York City, Broadway show • 2 min read

Today we left Washington D.C. Mom and I went by train to New York City, while Hannah and dad headed back to Denver so that dad can get back to work and Hannah can do a summer class for her nursing training.

The ride to New York City was …


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Washington D.C.— The Air and Space Museum

Posted on Wed 22 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., National Air and Space Museum • 2 min read

I love airplanes, I love spacecraft, I love mechanical things that fly. Airplanes were one of my first and longest lasting obsessions (I’m not sure if my obsession with exhaust pipes started before or after airplanes… I was a weird kid.). Maybe my obsession with airplanes was due to …


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Washington D.C.— The Museum of the Bible

Posted on Tue 21 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., Museum of the Bible • 2 min read

Today we went to the Museum of the Bible. The museum houses many exhibits which explain the stories in the Bible, the Biblical manuscripts and their preservation and translation throughout the millennia, the impacts that the Bible has had on societies throughout history, and brings to life some of the …


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Washington D.C.— The American History Museum

Posted on Mon 20 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., American History Museum • 3 min read

Today we went to the American History Museum. I’m not going to really discuss the individual exhibits, rather I am going to describe my general thoughts on the overall theme of the museum.

The general theme of the museum was that America was founded on certain principles and ideals …


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Washington D.C.— The Holocaust Museum

Posted on Sun 19 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., Holocaust Museum, Washington Monument, Lincoln Monument, Vietnam War Memorial • 4 min read

We woke up fairly late today because we were quite tired after our long travel day yesterday. Our apartment is very close to a subway station which is a few stops from the National Mall, the big grassy area in front of the Capitol. Our destination for the day was …


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Denver to Washington D.C.

Posted on Sat 18 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., Denver • 1 min read

Today we left for Washington D.C. I drove mom and dad headed to the airport early this morning (like 04:00). Hannah and I stayed in Denver for the morning so that we could attend a friend’s graduation brunch.

Hannah and I ended up leaving for the airport …


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HackCU V

Posted on Mon 25 March 2019 in Hackathon • Tagged with HackCU, Hackathon, Prize • 8 min read

A couple of weekends ago (Feb. 23-24), nearly 30 Mines students (myself included), attended the HackCU hackathon at CU Boulder.

Since the hackathon was so close and since I was driving up to the hackathon, I decided to bring all of my electronics. I brought my desktop, a monitor, my …


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How to Win a Hackathon

Posted on Tue 18 December 2018 in Hackathon • Tagged with Facebook Hackathon, Win, Hackathon, Prize, Hackathon Demo • 14 min read

Objectively, I’m pretty good at winning prizes at hackathons. I’m not entirely sure how/why, but I am. In this article I intend to try and describe some of the things which have helped me and my teams at hackathons. Please note that these are merely my experiences …


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