Blog moved to Github Pages

I just moved my jekyll blog from my rackspace server to github pages to see if I can automate sending webmentions without using code on my own server and let Travis CI do that for me. The problem with my previous setup is that although it worked for me, the setup was not particularly easy and I would prefer using a setup I can recommend to others considering jekyll as an indieweb blogging tool.

The downside is that github pages does not seem to offer https for custom domains.

Kentucky Trip

Old State Capitol in Kentucky

I’m about to leave Kentucky after a pretty cool week here. The highlight for me were three nights staying in a cabin made from a shipping container near Slade while visiting the Red River Gorge. It was really nice to be disconnected for a while and there was a Kroger in nearby Stanton to pick up all the ingredients for a good white chilli. The Kentucky Historical Society library and the Old State Capitol tour in Frankfort were also good. Besides my own cooking, the best food was the barbeque at Fred’s Smokehouse at the Jim Beam distillery and some derby pie and ice cream in Louisville.

When a Norris Trophy finalist shows up at Drop-In Hockey

Brent Burns

Drop-in hockey is always a lot of fun but today it was crazy because seemingly out of nowhere, this player who looks like Brent Burns shows up at the last minute. After watching him skate for a few seconds, it was clear that this was the real deal.

Shortly into my first shift, someone on the other team hit the puck into center ice and I had the opportunity to retrieve it. I saw Burns was the closest opposing player to the puck and yet somehow the thought “I got this” actually went through my head. Since I had my back to the puck, I circled around but by the time I made eye-contact with the puck, Burns was already on his way to an easy score.

He was genuinely friendly afterwards and even said thanks for having him there (any time!) and several of us took a picture with him. He tweeted about the visit.