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Tiny File Server

When Firefox Send shutdown, I started running my own instance of NextCloud to send files to people. It worked as expected, but it also felt slow. It felt like I was using a website that just groggily woke up from a nap whenever I logged into it. I figured that maybe I could replace it […]

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Tiny Generative Art Template

I’ve been using canvas-sketch ever since I started learning generative art back in November. It’s an incredibly useful tool for creating a new project, setting up a local server, and saving my artwork to disk. The only issue that I have with it is that it comes with a lot of dependencies that I don’t […]

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Hello, Tarsnap

I was put off by Tarsnap Backup when I ran into it many years ago. I liked that it’s trusted and secure enough to be used by companies like Stripe, but I just didn’t want to put in the work to modify configuration files, write shell scripts, and set up cron jobs to backup my files. […]

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Creative Coding: Setting Up on Windows

The Canvas and WebGL workshop that I’m taking right now is taught using macOS, so the course assumes that I can access some Unix tools and commands in the dev environment. Since Windows isn’t built on top of BSD or Linux, I have to do a bit more work to get up and running. Install […]

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Moving to Windows

Repairability has become a big part of my decision making when I buy new devices these days. I don’t know much about electronics, but learning to make minor repairs on my iPhone, Android, and Roomba made me realize that I could easily give new life to old and hobbling tech. It felt good to keep something going, […]

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Working with TiddlyWiki on iOS

I’ve been using TiddlyWiki for two months now, and I’m amazed at how versatile this piece of software is. Since it’s able to weave together all the disparate parts of my life, it’s become my go-to notebook for almost anything. I’ve become dependent on it for documenting and understanding my life. But if TiddlyWiki is going to […]

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Still Going

Last Friday, the same day Apple started selling the newly-released iPhones to everyone, I decided to pry my iPhone 7 open. It had an aging battery, and I had the option of taking my out-of-warranty phone to either the Apple Store or a local repair shop. But swapping it out myself sounded more fun, and […]