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Burnout

In December 2019, I was given a new role at work. This was with the understanding that there would need to be a transition period while I trained my replacement, but that I could expect to be out of my current role within 6 months…

Roswell for everyone!

It felt like time to give something back to the communities I've been enjoying recently.

More speed improvements

Checking Lighthouse tests is a dangerous thing for your free time.

Python programming

I've been having some fun learning Python recently as part of a course I'm doing. One of our early assignments was to create a simple saponification calculator which would return the amount of lye and water required to make soap from some given oils.

Plan 9 fun

Just when I was worried I would never be able to have fun with computers again, along comes Plan 9.

Ditch the walled gardens

Spotify is really just a symptom of a larger problem, but it's a nasty symptom we should treat.

Site speed improvements

Alpine

For a good long while now I've been hosting a bunch of different services across different servers. Given that I started this tradition before I was particularly proficient with GNU/Linux and *BSD, I have usually taken to using Ubuntu as a crutch of sorts.

Building smarter

I've been meaning to improve the way I deploy this website for a little while now. Since I stopped using Netlify in favour of a more bare-bones approach, there has been a lot of manual/ugly work involved with the process of updating this website and posting from its RSS feed to my Mastodon feed.

Playing with ports

I've recently been playing around with FreeBSD on one of my laptops. Why? Boredom, frankly.