Integrating Mermaid JS Into Hugo

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I had originally planned to write up an introduction to StormCrawler, but found myself wanting to draw state diagrams. Hugo doesn’t seem to have Graphviz support builtin, so I started to poke around and see what else was out there. For those who want pure Graphviz, there’s viz-js. It’s a pretty straight forward implementation, although it hasn’t been updated in a while and the documentation suggests that people should take a look at DagreJS.

What to do about the Coup?

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There have been continuous attempts at a soft coup in the USA since the 2020 November election. On 2021-01-06, this turned into an attempt at a hard coup. Insurrectionists stormed the capitol, waiving flags of failed regimes from days gone by including both Confederate battle flag (which they flew in place of the US flag) and US flags with white nationalist slogans written on them. A gallows was also erected while armed men wandered the halls of congress carrying ziptie handcuffs.

2020 November Election Guide

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Overview and Research This guide is ordered from most general to most specific. I’ll start with Federal and work my way down to County so you can stop reading once it’s no longer relevant to you. For those who have read my summaries before and were expecting California, I’m now living in Washington State. Yes, I’ve read most of the details of the propositions and would recommend that you do too as the summaries often hide the important aspects of any given proposition.

Should I Start My Ballot Research Now? Yes!

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US Voters: This year, in King County WA, I have 36 choices to make an educated choice on. Most of you will have similarly broad choices to make, from endless propositions to various seats of government. I typically spend in the order of 40 hours working out how I’m going to vote on my ballot. That’s not to say that you have to spend that much time, but that it does take time and it’s time worth investing.