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Check out my new TESTING page where I hope to continue testing new features. Also, be sure to have a look at my new HIKES site and especially some of the “highlighted” hikes that are listed in bold there.

Note that HIKES used to be a “section” here, but there are a lot of them so I made a site just for them.

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Eastbound from Seattle - Day 3

Day 3 - Laramie, WY to Grinnell, IA This is our planned route for Day 3 (eastbound) using a speed factor of 1.0 (traveling at the speed limit). Fuel cost is based on 40 mpg and $4.00 per gallon averages. Fuel stops typically have a 15-minute duration and rest areas allow 5-minutes each. A list of possible geocache targets for the entire route can be found at https://www.geocaching.com/play/map/lists/BMBBMD6.

Eastbound from Seattle - Day 2

Day 3 - Lakeview, OR to Laramie, WY This is our planned route for Day 2 (eastbound) using a speed factor of 1.0 (traveling at the speed limit). Fuel cost is based on 40 mpg and $4.00 per gallon averages. Fuel stops typically have a 15-minute duration and rest areas allow 5-minutes each. A list of possible geocache targets for the entire route can be found at https://www.geocaching.com/play/map/lists/BMBBMD6.

Eastbound from Seattle - Day 1

Day 1 - Seattle, WA to Lakeview, OR This is our planned route for Day 1 (eastbound) using a speed factor of 1.0 (traveling at the speed limit). Fuel cost is based on 40 mpg and $4.00 per gallon averages. Fuel stops typically have a 15-minute duration and rest areas allow 5-minutes each. A list of possible geocache targets for the entire route can be found at https://www.geocaching.com/play/map/lists/BMBBMD6.

Westbound to Seattle - Day 3

Day 3 - Moses Lake, WA to Seattle This is our planned route for Day 3 using a speed factor of 1.0 (traveling at the speed limit). Fuel cost is based on 40 mpg and $4.00 per gallon averages. Fuel stops typically have a 15-minute duration and rest areas allow 5-minutes each. A list of possible geocache targets for the entire route can be found at https://www.geocaching.com/play/map/lists/BMBBMD6.

Westbound to Seattle - Day 2

Day 2 - Glendive, MT to Moses Lake, WA This is our planned route for Day 2 using a speed factor of 1.0 (traveling at the speed limit). Fuel cost is based on 40 mpg and $4.00 per gallon averages. Fuel stops typically have a 15-minute duration and rest areas allow 5-minutes each. A list of possible geocache targets for the entire route can be found at https://www.geocaching.com/play/map/lists/BMBBMD6.

Westbound to Seattle - Day 1

Day 1 - Toledo, IA to Glendive, MT This is our planned route for Day 1 using a speed factor of 1.0 (traveling at the speed limit). Fuel cost is based on 40 mpg and $4.00 per gallon averages. Fuel stops typically have a 15-minute duration and rest areas allow 5-minutes each. A list of possible geocache targets for the entire route can be found at https://www.geocaching.com/play/map/lists/BMBBMD6.

Atom No More?

Yesterday one of my library colleagues at Grinnell College posted an announcement that Atom would be retired (sunset) in December 2022. Ouch, I have a lot of workflows that depend on Atom! So, today part of my mission is to begin the process of migrating workflows, both work-related and personal/at-home, from Atom to its most logical replacement, Visual Studio Code or VS Code as it’s largely known in the development community.

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Might have to check out Simple Search for Hugo Drop-In soon!

Today I’m working my way through 10 “must-have” VSCode extensions!

Just completed download, config, build and install of Merlin 2.1.x firmware for my Creality Ender 3 Pro with a v4.2.7 Motherboard and TMC2225 Driver (for Marlin 2.0.1). I followed this video for install guidance, then did a bed leveling procedure.

However, at this point Octoprint is throwing an error stating that…

Your printer's firmware supports host action commands, but they are disabled. The firmware will not inform OctoPrint about job pause & cancellations, filament runouts, and similar firmware-side events. If you want this functionality, you need to change your firmware's configuration.

So, when I get home next week it looks like this will need more attention.

Yes, it has been far too long since I posted here. Sorry.

In the past week me and Mackenzie have taken steps to start revamping TamaToledo.org, all using GitHub Pages to host sites. Thus far we have a new landing page at https://TamaToledo.org, a re-publish of https://STC-REC.TamaToledo.org, and a new Tama-Toledo Community Visioning site at https://cv.TamaToledo.org. Check them out!

Got an app icon stuck on-screen on my Mac again. Found a fix at https://apple.stackexchange.com/posts/222193/revisions. killall Dock works nicely!

Moving to Netlify CMS

In my last post, Adding Netlify CMS for Editing This Blog, I was able to successfully engage the Netlify CMS with a “local” copy of this blog. But I never got the CMS to work in production with this blog’s App on DigitalOcean (DO). I should note that DO’s support folks were very helpful, but in the end I think all of the client-side stuff that Netlify CMS is doing was more than they were willing (capable?

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Adding Netlify CMS for Editing This Blog

OK, I’m using the “Rich Text” editor option in the body field here in my “posts” Netlify CMS form for this blog. Will it work? We shall see! Yup! I have to confess, this is pretty cool. I’m even able to switch dynamically between the Rich Text and Markdown editors here! How Was This Done? Let me elaborate just a bit… Using Hugo Since this blog is published using Hugo I looked to the Netlify CMS guidance provided at https://www.

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Time for a Test Page

My daughter, Mackenzie, and I have been using this blog for testing new features lately. If you’ve been following me here you’ve seen some of them pop-up on the home page. Now that we have a host of them working, I need to move some out–of-the-way so they don’t clutter things up too much. However, I don’t want to discard them, in some cases we didn’t implement them anywhere else so this is the only working copy we have.

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A Simple Sign-up Form

For 2021 I’ve signed on to be a member of the steering committee for Toledo’s 2021 Community Visioning (CV) project coordinated by Tree’s Forever and Iowa’s Living Roadways, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and other partners. Tama is also a Community Visioning participant in 2021. A Simple E-Mail Sign-Up I’m only posting this as a test of what I think might be a very simple sign-up form using email. What you see below is just a test, so please don’t expect any invitation from this!

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Posting this quick link to emoticons available in Hugo… https://www.webfx.com/tools/emoji-cheat-sheet/

One of Many Challenges

For 2021 I’ve signed on to be a member of the steering committee for Toledo’s 2021 Community Visioning (CV) project coordinated by Tree’s Forever and Iowa’s Living Roadways, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and other partners. Tama is also a Community Visioning participant in 2021. I Like to Walk I try to get outside and walk as much as I can, but I especially like walking with a purpose… not just walking for the sake of exercise or stress-relief.

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5-Inch HDMI Raspberry Pi Touch Screen

A couple of years have now passed since I purchased an Elecrow 5" HDMI Touchscreen display for the Raspberry Pi and put it to use. I even 3D printed a very nice case for it. So, there’s a bit of configuration code on the SD card that can be edited to determine if the 5" screen is active, or if the RPI’s output is directed to its HDMI output port. Well, in the last 2 years I forgot what to edit and what changes to make.

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My MQTT Weekend

Now that I’ve cleared the driveway of the latest snowfall, I am officially declaring this to be “My MQTT Weekend”. It actually started on Friday night, the weekend, not the snow. Rather than posting a lot of gibberish here, I’ll just point you to my project repo at https://github.com/SummittDweller/Motorized_MQTT_Blinds and especially the Additional Resources portion of the README.md file there. If/when I get this all working maybe I will post some photos, maybe.

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Adding this OneTab link where I will collect CommunityVisioning.org resources.

Using this very informative post to add some SEO to my Hugo sites.

Paperless-ng on CentOS7

Over the end-of-year holiday break in 2020 I managed to ressurect my old home-office CentOS 7 development server. I had a mind salvage and update Paperless on that server, and I did manage to do that. However, along the way I discovered the Paperless-ng branch of the project and I installed it, using Docker as suggested, by creating a new project and configuration I’ve saved as summittdweller/paperless-ng-dockerfiles. Mounting my ReadyNAS Share To successfully mount my ReadyNAS/Paperless SMB share I had to do the following on centos7 as root:

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CentOS 7 Remote Using VNC

This past weekend I managed to get a VNC server running on my centos7 node, where I run Paperless. The build instructions came from https://www.howtoforge.com/vnc-server-installation-on-centos-7. The node is available at 192.168.1.22:5901.

Thanksgiving 2020

Sorry, I’ve posted and experienced too much sadness in the last two weeks, and more. Two members of our immediate family, Sully and Stitch, passed away on November 14th and 20th, respectively. Sully was our male kitty, only about 6 years old and his passing was a real shock. He was an ornery, sometimes grumpy cat, but very loveable at times. We miss him very much. Stitch was the matriarch of our cat family, about 18 years old and a gorgeous long-haired kitty. Stitch was in poor health the last year or so and not very playful so her passing was not such a shock, but it’s still hard to take. Fortunately, she passed comfortably in her sleep, nestled up on the couch between Mackenzie and Christine. We miss her too.

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