Deploying Static Homepage, Part 2

About 2 years ago, summer of 2015, I converted my Wordpress to a static website using Jekyll. Today, June 2017, I’m yet again refactoring my blog and homepage, but now using Hugo. In the end, the outcome is pretty much the same. The user experience with Hugo, however, is better.

MySQL Connector/Python currently not available from PyPI

With PEP 470 now requiring files to be hosted on PyPI, you may have noticed that MySQL Connector/Python is now no longer available using the pip-tool.

The MySQL Engineering team at Oracle really would like to have the connector available through PyPI and have been talking with the Python Foundation towards that. We know users and developers of OpenStack, for example, have requested this as well as lots of other Python users.

For now we suggest to download the latest Connector/Python directly from the MySQL homepage:

Going forward we will eagerly continue to work with the Python Foundation to make Connector/Python available again through PyPI.

Feedback and concerns:

View on 2016

I consider myself a realistic optimist, but I see 2016 and future through the eyes of a pessimist.

I believe we have failed this world, this planet, our only home, and we will soon face the consequences. No, not only our politicians have failed. We all. We all have failed into realizing that we should keep it clean. As long as most people think “global warming will solve it self”, no climate agreement will work out. Protests against these politicians are fine, but unless we change the minds of our youth and people who don’t give a damn, we are screwed.

The violence and terror is something that moves and bothers me. However, this has been a cancer in humanity since we found out we can hit each other or other animals with a stick. Nothing really new, except that with more than 7 billion people around, it gets crowded. Long have we evolved over Darwin’s “survival of the fittest”. Now we survive as long as our neighbor is not a sick, idiotic arsehole.

For 2016 I hope people will put there energy where it matters. I will try my best, and if everyone at least tries, and knows they have too, our future generations, my son, might make it.

Jekyll 3.0 beta7, looking good

Putting on my adventure boots, I have installed Jekyll 3.0 beta7. Since Ruby and the whole gem realm is completely new to me, I expect things wrong to go sougth. But it wasn’t that bad. This blog post is probably meant for those trying out the Jekyll 3.0 beta, but also for those upgrading.