Travis Shears

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canada -- 12.07.2019
Trip overview Recently my mother was doing a tour up the east coast in her small RV and I made my way out to join for the Nova Scotia portion. Having completed other trips prior I relied on her for most of the planning and she delivered a nice adventure for us. I flew Munich, Montreal, Halifax from which we imminently headed north to Green Oaks for some tidal bore rafting....
\- [ canada, backpacking, camping, holiday ]
switzerland + liechtenstein -- 05.07.2019
Trip overview This being the start of my first full German summer it was time for a road trip to share experiences with the friends I had made over winter. During the three day weekend I was properly introduced to Switzerland and Liechtenstein with mountain hiking, valley camping, and historic city tours. Day 1: Munich -> Lauterbrunnen Hike: Lauterbrunnen valley up around Allmendhubel Camping: Camping Jungfrau Holiday Park Memory: Day one we had a beautiful hike but what I remember most was grilling out at camp with friends....
\- [ switzerland, liechtenstein, camping, holiday ]
army cook bot -- 01.07.2019
Educational twitter bot that tweets about WWII era military cooking. Twitter account: @ArmyCookBot1 twitter account on launch day Army cooking bot like most of my projects came out of a mixture of artistic vision and ich to explore a new technology. I find twitter bots a compelling form of communication. This haze around what content is human authored, machine, or a combination of the two is a fun playground. Currently this bot leans more toward the outwardly machine, but that may change as I attempt to instill the army spirit....
\- [ tech, python, bot ]
klettergarten bad heilbrunn -- 19.05.2019
From over a grassy hill, a group appears. A party of adventures trecking through farmland in search of rock walls. As they come into view gear laden packs adorned with climbing helmets are visible. Off to the left and right peeping in and out of view are the smiling faces of two girls pouncing, summer salting and, giggling their way through the open land. All from different backgrounds coming together for one thing, climbing....
\- [ alpinism, climbing ]
reviving dotfiles -- 29.04.2019
Dotfiles, sharing your Unix environment preferences since the dawn of personal computing. This week I was going through my dotfiles repo and cleaning up when I learned a few things. Ended up completely restructuring my repo and rewriting my sync script. Repo: https://gitlab.com/BTBTravis/dotfiles/tree/master Sync Script: https://gitlab.com/BTBTravis/dotfiles/blob/master/write.sh 120k dotfile repos on github One of the problems I faced how to split between mac and linux. I started with a separate branch for mac but after a while that became a complete mess as the sync script diverged....
\- [ tech ]
git hosted npm packages -- 17.04.2019
How to install npm packages directly from a gitlab, (or any other git host) The problem With so many Javascript/Purescript/Elms side projects going, all with diverse build/bundling setups, getting them somewhere presentable like my personal site is a challenge. I’ve iterated over several solutions over the past few years and today I’m excited to share a new one, node modules! This solution builds on what I learned in previous attempts and continues to streamline my personal site continuous integration and deployment....
\- [ tech, javascript ]
corsica -- 10.04.2019
With winter thawing, vacation days soon expiring, and few months of no travel I threw together a planned and set out on a ten-day solo adventure to explore Corsica. Ended up pushing my limits with rough mountain trails, very dynamic conditions, and challenging wild camping. Hopefully, the following information will help others seeking to tests their resolution against these island mountains. Trail: First half of the Mare a Mare Nord...
\- [ france, backpacking, italy, sardinia, holiday ]
try pijul with docker -- 01.04.2019
Apparently pijul is the nerd’s nerd version control so natrally I had to try it out. I was attracted by the associative nature of the patches and the more pure implmentation of patch theory then the likes of git. Not wanting to install rust on my mac I came up with this docker workflow. I think the concept carries into trying many things out locally from dev tools to server side applications....
\- [ tech, docker ]