Super simple yearly post archives for Hugo

I was looking for the most simple way to get automatic yearly archives of all blog posts for the Hugo setup responsible for cpbotha.net (this blog). Fortunately I ran into Rohan Verma’s template-based solution which I could then simplify into the even more straight-forward shortcode-based solution presented in this post. For an example of the output, see the post archives here. To make this happen on your Hugo setup is a two step process.

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The 2020 to 2021 transition post

Welcome to the year 2021 friends. Every year around about this time, I try to write a transition post like this one. You can get a list of all of the transition posts by going to the “transition” tag page. If you don’t have time to read them all (haha), you could just scan through last year’s 2019 to 2020 edition. This transition tradition started at the end of 2009, which coincidentally is also the year that the Weekly Head Voices was born.

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Weekly Head Voices #213: Merry Christmas!

This edition of the WHV looks back at the week from Monday, December 21 to Sunday, December 27, 2020. Figure 1: View of False Bay from Clarence Drive, a truly beautiful road. Merry Christmas During this week, the most noteworthy happening was of course Christmas. As a family, we are wholly dedicated to the pursuit and application of Love and Science. However, we do try to respect the religious customs of our fellow humans.

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Weekly Head Voices #212: Use it, or lose it

Well hello there folks, and welcome to the 212th edition of the Weekly Head Voices! This one covers the two weeks from Monday December 7 to Sunday December 20, 2020. My end-of-year vacation started at some point during the period under investigation, so there’s not all that much to report here, except perhaps for a small philosophy message brought to you by the world of science. Figure 1: View of the bridge over the mouth of the Steenbras River, taken from our anniversary hike up Steenbras Gorge to the Crystal Pools and back.

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Notes on the book "Creativity, Inc." by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

You are reading the consolidated and refined version of the notes and excerpts I made while reading the book Creativity Inc.. This is by no means a complete summary of the book, but rather a collection of lessons that I found note-worthy. Overview The book deals with the building and maintenance of sustainable creative organizations, painted on the rich background of Ed Catmull’s role in the construction and running of Pixar and later also of Disney Animation.

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Weekly Head Voices #211: Table Mountain Run(ish)

Welcome back to the Weekly Head Voices friends! These ones, the two hundred and eleventh (haha, remember at school you always wondered if anyone would ever really need to be able to write out numbers… IT WAS ALL FOR ME) edition, will hopefully be talking more or less coherently about events that took place during the two weeks from Monday November 23 to Sunday December 6 of the year 2020.

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Weekly Head Voices #210: MiniBurn 2020

Welcome back to the WHV blogging clubhouse, gang! Somewhat inspired by Descartes, I can say with a fair amount of confidence that you are now reading these words, and for that I am grateful. This post covers the weeks from Monday, November 9 to Sunday, November 22 of the year 2020. papercite_static: put some bibtex into your Hugo After languishing for almost a year on my todo list, I finally got around to cleaning up and making available my Python script for embedding your BiBTeX bibliographies in your markdown files.

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Weekly Head Voices #209: Blogging like it's 2009

Figure 1: Surprise sun in the second half of a rainy run Two days ago, as I pressed the “publish” button on WHV #208 (well, it’s actually more me doing the t d C-c C-e H H shortcut key sequence in Emacs, but OK), I knew that #209 was going to be a problem. Although the past week, from Monday November 2 to Sunday November 8, certainly had its share of events quite important to me, none of them are fit for publication, and none of the concomitant observations can be abstracted concretely enough (yes, I see what I did there :) to appear here.

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Weekly Head Voices #208: Stilbaai

Welcome back folks! Although my weeks have been quite full, this post is short. It covers a few noteworthy (to me) events and observations from the period Monday October 12 to Sunday November 1, 2020. Figure 1: Skulpiesbaai, taken from the halfway-point of a coastal run in Stilbaai. Running and reading I am super chuffed that on Sunday October 18, 2020, GOU #1 (14) completed her first (virtual) 10km race.

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