Hugo: rename a tag

This blog is rendered by the means of a static site generator (SSG) called Hugo. Each blog post has a set of one or more tags associated to it. The more posts I create, the more consolidated the tags become. Sometimes I need to rename tags after-the-fact to better reflect the underlying posts they represent. ...

January 29, 2024 · 424 words · Thiago Perrotta

Anki: find all notes with an empty field

Gabriel Wyner recommends, in its Fluent Forever book, that each Anki note (card) has at least one image associated to it. This is intended to improve overall retention. ...

January 29, 2024 · 152 words · Thiago Perrotta

sd-world: perform a full system upgrade

Whenever I want to upgrade any one of my systems, I run sd-world. ...

January 28, 2024 · 628 words · Thiago Perrotta

★ (Google) Chrome for Testing: reliable downloads for browser automation

Let’s discuss the raison d’etre of Google Chrome for Testing, a project I was the Tech Lead of during my tenure on the Chrome Tooling / Browser Automation team at Google. ...

January 25, 2024 · 1238 words · Thiago Perrotta

★ Terraforming a Linode: hello world

I host my own Miniflux instance, which happens to be my favorite RSS reader. Currently it is hosted on Linode (Akamai Cloud) running Alpine Linux. My current setup was performed manually. I was thinking that, for fun, it would be cool to fully automate it under the principles of IaC. ...

January 23, 2024 · 884 words · Thiago Perrotta

The fundamental right to paste

Some websites attempt to prevent users from pasting text (i.e. Ctrl+V / Cmd+V) in web browsers. It serves no purpose in most cases other than hindering accessibility and increasing annoyance for users. ...

January 22, 2024 · 244 words · Thiago Perrotta

Remove large files from your computer

Whenever disk space gets almost full, I like to use the following software to clean up (unnecessary) big files from my computers: ...

January 21, 2024 · 137 words · Thiago Perrotta

Create a family tree with graphviz

Graphviz… is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. We can also use it to craft family trees! ...

January 19, 2024 · 204 words · Thiago Perrotta

Start an HTTP server ASAP

Sometimes I need to start a local HTTP server for a quick one-off task, often just to serve static content. It is not important which one it is, so long as I can do it quickly. ...

January 17, 2024 · 272 words · Thiago Perrotta

Why do you need to know my last name?

Some (annoying) websites and/or mobile apps will refuse to let you proceed past their registration / login screen unless you provide a last name. Isn’t my first name enough1? ...

January 16, 2024 · 157 words · Thiago Perrotta