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In one of my previous posts on the value of blogging ( I remarked on how once a random internet stranger had left a comment that substantially improved the performance of the eGPU setup that I was blogging about. That was awesome, and I really think of it warmly.

It also occured to me as I wrote this that the way I had the blog currently setup, using static site generator Hugo ( I did not have the capability for people to leave comments.

This is where Staticman comes in.

Staticman ( is a rather cool tool that allows you to use github and pull requests to add moderated comments to a static site. I stumbled across it by complete accident trying to find a solution to a completely different problem (fixing the mobile responsiveness issue that was pointed out to me). Network Hobo had written about he had solved that problem and whilst on his site I browsed around and discovered this post on Staticman (

Through a combination of the Staticman docs and Network Hobo’s page and his github repository where he stores all the site source, I finally managed to get it working. I will probably document how I did it in more detail in the future, but for now you can all enjoy the magic of fruitful discourse on the internet.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

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