ruhoh, git and azure 2013-08-17

reboot

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When I thought about rebooting my blog after the posterous shutdown, I decided that I wanted to go all old school and reboot using just plain old static HTML processed through some kind of static blog generator.

So, off I went and Googled using Bing for static blog generator twitter bootstrap because I wanted a static blog generator that came with Twitter Bootstrap pre-configured. The first hit was ruhoh. The docs looked great, it was pretty straightforward to setup so I took the plunge and installed it.

Installing ruhoh was a lot harder than it looked. The main problem is due to a dependency that ruhoh has on psych which in turn has a dependency on libyaml. The Internet gave some helpful suggestions on how to fix this by statically linking libyaml into psych. So after following detailed instructions on how to Hack a Ruby Gem I was able to get psych installed and ruhoh up and running on my machine.

Code Formatting Experiments 2013-08-10

This post will highlight some of my experiments in formatting code and publishing using ruhoh, a static website generator that I'm using to experiment with rebooting my blog.

One of the key things that my blog must be able to do is format blocks of code. There will be lots of code in the blog. Here's a simple example of C#:

public class Students    {
    public int PersonId { get; set; }
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public int Age {get; set;} 
}

Here's an example of an implementation of IEqualityComparer:

public partial class Form1 : Form, IEqualityComparer<T>
{
  public bool Equals(T x, T y)
  {
     // your equal code
  }

  public int GetHashCode(T obj)
  {
     //your getHashCode
  }
}

Victoria College 2013-08-10

We wanted to show Ben and Matthew where Mom and Dad met and went to school

This was the stairway do Ned's Cafe where many of our pub nights were held. It's nice to see that they preserved the stairway during the massive remodeling of Wymilwood.

Ned's Cafe

This is what Ned's Cafe looks like today from the entrance:

Ned's Cafe

This is what the outside of Wymilwood looks like today. There's a brand new addition on the right hand side of the building:

2013 Wymilwood

This is what Wymilwood used to look like in 1964:

1964 Wymilwood