Support for pelican style metadata format in nikola

This post was originally on my old/other blog which was build using pelican, so some of the references here may not make sense


Few years ago, python.__init__ podcast had invited creators of two most popular static site generators written in python i.e. pelican and nikola

In that episode, they were asked why do these two SSGs have different meta data format (aka front matter). While I don't remember “why” but Roberto Alsina of Nikola had suggested that he would support other metadata formats for better compatibility.

This was back in 2015.

Fast forward to 2017.

Nikola has delivered on that promise.

How to use multiple versions of python at the same time

If you install python via the package manager for your OS (brew, apt-get, yum) you can have only one version of python at the same time. At best one python2 and one python3 But if you want to have (and want ability to easily switch between) say 3.5.2 and 3.6.0 (and 2.7.2) then you should definitely consider using pyenv pyenv is not platform specific. It installs all the versions in your home directory under ~/.

Micro-TILs

Recently I started learning elixir. During this process I came across two TIL blogs. First one is TIL app created by Hashrocket. At first they created it in Rails . Recently they created (ported ?) it to Elixir. Source The other is more interesting to me. One of the (ex?) HashRocket engineer Josh Branchaud has his own til repo Although he hasn't published these anywhere (Other than this public repo) it contains a lot of gems.

Sidney Sheldon

I had known Sydney Sheldon as an author of several best-selling novels like “The Other Side of Midnight”, “Rage of Angels”, “Master of the Game” etc. I grew up reading his novels (mostly marathi translations) Later, during my few years in US, I used to watch “I Dream of Jeanie” and came to know him as the producer and writer of this show. Little did I know, that I had all this backwards.

Growing up in South Africa during the Apartheid

Note: These are not MY experiences This week I listened to two podcasts that happen to talk about growing up in South Africa during the Apartheid. It is one thing to read about it online, and quite another to hear experiences from someone who was part of it growing up. The first story is that of Susan David, the Author of the book Emotional Agility She recently appeared on the James Altucher Show (Episode 203) which is where I heard this story.