Installing Hugo on Ubuntu

The following is the process I used to install Hugo on POP_OS! 19.04.

$ symbol in the steps below represent the linuxbrew or current directory within linuxbrew. In my case that’s located at…

Install Git

$ sudo apt install git

Install Homebrew for Linux

$ cd /home

$ sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"


$ cd linuxbrew/

$ sudo apt install linuxbrew-wrapper

$ brew install hugo

$ sudo apt install hugo

$ hugo version

$ hugo new site quickstart

$ cd quickstart/themes/

Choose and download a theme to the themes folder within quickstart. In my case i”m going to use the Ananke Gohugo Theme.

$ git clone

$ cd ..

$ git init

Edit your config.toml file and add the folder name to the theme file.

baseURL = ""
languageCode = "en-us"
title = "My New Hugo Site"
theme = "gohugo-theme-ananke"

Start Hugo

$ hugo server -D

If everything worked as expected your hugo site should be live at http://localhost:1313/

If you’re curious the test site I published to netlify is at

Reading for quality not quantity

What Happened When I (Tried to) Read 30 Books in 30 Days” popped up in the Firefox New Tab, Pocket recommendations but stopped a bit abruptly in the recommendations to read more. I have a few tricks I like to use to accomplish more productive reading.


Regardless of whether you prefer print or digital books load up a few and download them to your phone. I know this sounds obvious but instead of looking at Instagram or Twitter when waiting in a queue or dare I say sitting on a toilet (don’t lie to yourself we all do it) open up a book and read a page or two. Here are some other quick read ideas to get more reading in when you’re alone and not ignoring friends and family.

  • Read while eating a meal
  • Read while drinking
  • Read a page before checking social media every damn time.


I like to set a minimum limit on reading such as 20 minutes or until the end of the chapter. I suggest a manageable and practical goal. If you want to read a whole book every day go for it but be realistic.

Kidding aside, don’t bring printed books into the restroom unless they stay there. That just not right.