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End of Lives

Really handy reference site for many products. Remember that system provided packages are supported with backported security fixes in most cases. 

I've updated my notetaking tool reference with my current recommendation: Dropbox Paper https://vandragt.com/pages/notetaker-tools

PagerDuty Incident Response Documentation

PagerDuty open-sources its incident response best practices, this is an interesting reference for anyone doing work with an on-call element

Generating Atom feeds from your Lektor site

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After quickstarting a Lektor site, a next obvious thing to do is to add a feed to the site's blog. Fortunately, Lektor has a growing ecosystem of plugins, one of them creates atom feeds.

Installation of lektor-atom

The plugin to install is lektor-atom, and is installed via the terminal:

lektor plugin add lektor-atom@0.2
lektor build

This adds a reference to the myproject.lektorproject file with the plugin and installs the plugin into the lektor pipeline.

Configure a feed

However, notice that after building the site no feed is generated! This is because no feeds have been setup yet.

Create a configs/atom.ini containing the following lines (full documentation)

[blog]
name = My Blog feed
source_path = /blog
item_model = blog-post
url_path = /blog/feed.xml

Change the url_path to suit your preferences. Trying to build now would result in an error: E blog/feed.xml (RuntimeError: To use absolute URLs you need to configure the URL in the project config.)

To resolve the build process myproject.lektorproject must be updated with two lines within the project section to indicate the site's live URL and an absolute URL style:

[project]
name = My Project
url = https://myproject.com

[packages]
lektor-atom = 0.2

The site can then build and the resulting feed can be accesssed from https://myproject.com/blog/feed.xml.

If your blog is more of a reference than a diary, why do you organise your posts in a timeline? Instead group them by category.<p>#status </p>