Gergely Polonkai

developer, systems engineer and administrator

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  1. Moving to Pelican

    I spent the last few days with moving this site from Jekyll to Pelican.

    Story time!

    It wasn’t just a plain conversion, though. I also added a lot of my old stories, previously published on Medium (i will delete that account within a few days, so it doesn’t …

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  2. Recurring events are hard

    It was almost a month ago when I announced the development of Calendar.social. Since then I’m over some interesting and some less interesting stuff; (web) development, after all, is just a recurrence of patterns. Speaking of recurrence, I arrived to a really interesting topic: recurring events.

    My initial …

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  3. Please welcome Calendar.social

    I started looking at decentralised/federated tools some years ago, but other than Matrix I didn’t use any of them until recently. Then this February I joined the Fediverse (federated universe) by spinning up my own Mastodon instance. I’m not going to lie, this place is pure awesome …

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  4. Emotional bursts

    This is a reaction of mine to a post in which a father talks about an emotional burst he had when his daughter did something nasty. He had hard times processing it, at the end turning his anguish to a blog post. Unfortunately, the post is unavailable since then (i …

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  5. Add SysAdmin day to Emacs Calendar

    I’m a SysAdmin since 1998. Maybe a bit earlier, if you count managing our home computer. This means SysAdmin Day is also celebrating me. However, my Emacs Calendar doesn’t show it for some reason.

    The solution is pretty easy:

    (add-to-list 'holiday-other-holidays '(holiday-float 7 5 -1 "SysAdmin Day") t …
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