Jake Schwind

Blogging With Hugo

September 30, 2017

I finally decided to get away from Wordpress and move to a statically generated website. After much research, I finally decided to go with Hugo. Of course, there are many competent projects in this space, but here is why I chose it:

  • Fast fast fast (just search for Hugo performance)
  • Easy to get up and running
  • Works with Netlify
  • Only a single executable - no environments to maintain

Importing Issues from GitHub to Todoist

March 05, 2017 | development

Since using GitHub Enterprise at work, I have become a much happier developer. One problem that was not solved was making it easy for me to get my work into my to-do list without manual work. Being a Todoist user, and knowing that they, and GitHub, have documented APIs to work with, I was sure it…

Sony Bravia Remote for Pebble

May 17, 2015 | development

Originally, I had worked on a TV remote control application for my LG TV about a year ago. Unfortunately, the panel died, LG's support was not very helpful... and, eventually, I had my money refunded and the 1 year old panel returned to Costco. Upon receiving my refund, I decided to upgrade to a…

Pebble Watch – 1 Month Later

January 04, 2014 | reviews


About a month ago, I found myself at a Best Buy in New Hampshire looking for a new piece of tech gear to play with. As I was looking around, I came across the fitness watches and remembered the Pebble. I had seen it a while ago and had completely forgotten about it. I decided that this was the…