Hello, Pandemic Life

April 02 2020

So here we are in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, living an altered version of the lives we knew. In the spirit of exploration and boredom, I've decided to start a mostly-technical blog of things I'm working on or discover that seem interesting to me. I have no specific agenda; we'll just see how it goes.

I'm using the git-based CMS Foresty, along with Gridsome and Vue.js to get it off the ground quickly. So far I have no complaints. I'm sure I'll continue to tweak the layout and styles for a while.

Edit: Well, actually, I do have some complaints about getting dynamic image sources from Forestry to work in Gridsome. There are some lengthy github issues on the topic without a clear solution (at least one that worked for me). I then decided to try out Forestry's integration with Cloudinary, another service I've been wanting to check out more. Long story short- that's not working yet either. This will probably end up a lengthier post one day soon...

Edit #2: Since the blog was so new I decided to run through all the set up steps again. Now images are working as expected. I still don't know what errant setting messed up my first attempt but we're good to go now!