ghost is cool, but i'm too lazy for it

As the title suggests, I have tried ghost out for a while, but it requires more maintenance than I'd like. Let's be honest. I am lazy. I want a solution that involves either button clicks or maybe a simple git pull, but ghost doesn't offer that. Ghost requires you to…

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Another year, another blog platform

Here we are in 2017 and iamchung.com has moved to the ghost blogging platform (self-hosted of course). I just recently overhauled the ec2 instance hosting all my sites and am now free of any type of hosting software to manage multiple sites. Instead, I'm using all the things I've…

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going forward into the unknown

After using hexo for a while, my thoughts are that the concept is pretty great except I'm itching to start a new project. The next iteration of this blog will probably be a node/reactjs/redux project. While I usually try and write everything from scratch, I'm not going to…

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git pull

As I was working on something earlier tonight and I ran git pull to fetch updated code for a 3rd-party library, it truly dawned on me how amazing it is that we live in a world that is so interconnected where I can hit 8 buttons and fetch code that…

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Qanba Q1 and SFV (PC)

Right when StreetFighter V dropped earlier this year, I picked it up along with a Hori Mini 4. Now I've done a slight upgrade to a Qanba Q1, which is supposed to be a great beginner fightstick before you feel like throwing down the $200+ for a MadCatz TES+/TE2+…

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hexo is go-go

I've moved the site over to hexo and it is pretty sweet so far. At last generation, it created 213 files in 1.09s. Probably not nearly as fast as hugo, but it's good enough for me. Still getting used to the whole deployment portion as well. Right now, I'm…

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static site generation

It is now 2016 and the age of static site generators is in full bloom. There is no end to the number of new engines/platforms emerging so I figured I'd take the plunge and try it out. I looked at a number of different options including hugo, ghost, and…

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new jerb

After nearly 7 and a half years at my last job, I've finally moved on and gotten a position at a new company as a senior software engineer. It took about 2-3 months of serious job searching and even though people will tell you that it's easy to find a…

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elon musk sounds like a cool guy

"You're standing on the surface of the Earth," Musk begins, according to the book. "You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?" This is an interview question from Elon Musk to job candidates. There appear to…

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2015! Still here.

Finally getting around to writing on this thing again. Some things have happened since I last wrote. I got engaged around the end of October last year to an amazing woman. Woot! We decided to give ourselves a wide berth for the wedding so we've set it sometime in 2016.…

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Jolene

I'm slowly getting around to playing the guitar again and thought I'd try and learn the song Jolene by Dolly Parton to help facilitate the readjusting period. {% youtube 1plvBR02wDs %} There's also this version which is the original slowed down to 33rpm (spoilers: it's awesome). {% youtube CMrfM711vXI %} This one shows The…

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The IFTTT experiment is over

A little while ago, I created a recipe on IFTTT to link my facebook to this blog and turned it on to see how it went.  Today I've turned off the recipes and  have decided to write specific content for the blog. The point was to try and intersperse some…

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Xubuntu say what?

I've been making a push lately to do more with linux. I shrunk my main Windows partition and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on there with the stock Unity interface. As usual, after a few days, small things would get to me about the interface and just linux in general. I…

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Spent too much time laughing at this

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gettin old

As I get older, I notice my motivation to write blogs/social media has decreased significantly. Perhaps this is why products like Snapchat and Tumblr have largely escaped my attention. Shoot, I still use IRC, the dinosaur of internet communication. As for what I've been doing recently, I've put some…

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Canadian programming

This was just too funny.…

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Rocksmith - The future of learning guitar?

So on the advice of my friend Luke, I bought Rocksmith a little while ago even though a new version is coming out in October (Rocksmith 2014). It's actually a pretty good deal right now on Amazon (link) because for $25 you get the rocktone cable and the PC version…

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Spam!

Spam, the food (not the email), has been a staple in my family's pantry for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I thought it was like that for everyone's family. But as I started to find out as I got older, Americans generally disliked spam. From…

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A look at raw denim

Lately I've been getting more and more interested in some non-tech topics such as photography and fashion. I'll save photography for another blog post, so let's talk a little about fashion today, specifically jeans. More specifically, raw denim. I'd gone most of my life without really ever hearing the term…

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The debacle that is SimCity 2013

First off, let me say it's been a while since I've last blogged. Since November in fact. And the reason I'm writing here now is, yup you guessed it, I need to rant yet again. So here's me getting my rant on... SimCity 2k was the source of countless hours…

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