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Idle Cycles

A collection of thoughts and experiments that at one point occupied my time, some still do. These are the things happening in my idle cycles.

Explaining a Patch

2021-01-13

I just sent a patch out and thought I might try a thorough breakdown of not just the how but the why as well. I've been interested in writing up something like this as a demonstration of how I like working and documenting my work.

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sourcehut

2020-12-18

I've been using sourcehut more regularly to the point that I have a pretty good sense of things. Unlike similar services — I've found the more I use it, the more I like it.

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Topological Sorting

2020-11-28

We're very nearly to December which means Advent of Code will be starting up again. I, of course, haven't finished up 2018's Advent of Code. I'm only on day 7 at this point, which means my projection of completing in 2021 isn't looking so good. Now seems as good a time as any to muddle through another puzzle!

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Revamping Local System Monitoring

2020-11-27

I noticed something wrong with my local system monitoring scripts and spent some time rewriting a few pieces. I've stripped out some of the extraneous pieces after a few years of no updates to the thing.

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Slack Bugs

2020-10-31

It wouldn't be right to pick on Firefox all the time, so here I document bugginess within another program I have to use frequently, Slack.

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More SQL Prototypes

2020-10-17

Noodling on a different software I've wanted to write at one point or another I've been considering about how I'd design one specific kind of application; the manual test case management system.

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Leibniz Formula for π

2020-09-16

I got to reading about different methods of calculating Pi and couldn't resist implementing at least one in J.

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More Firefox Bugs, Android

2020-08-27

A bit disheartening but Mozilla has pushed out a new release for Firefox on Android and I find myself once again befuddled by the number of bugs.

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A Neat Nginx Configuration

2020-08-14

A real world use case for an interesting Nginx configuration presented itself recently. Some notes on proxying multiple non-HTTP sites and servers on one machine.

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Guessing Hangman

2020-07-22

A silly interview challenge posed to me recently — implement an optimal hangman player. I thought it would be fun to try it out in Emacs Lisp.

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