Published August 2, 2019
I'm learning org-mode and I don't really know what I'm doing, but this is how I'm trying out writing hugo posts with it. I'm used to markdown, so this is a what's different post. Some minor org-mode tweaks For some reason when org-mode starts it doesn't softwrap the paragragh text. I like to have it soft-wrapped so everything is on the screen if it's not collapsed. Also having some nice indentation makes things visually cleaner, so add this snippet to your ~/.
Reading time: about 3 minutes
using the hardware you have, even if we are nonfree
Published July 25, 2019
I’ve been getting into Guix and Emacs lately, going back to my Free Software roots. It’s amazing. Guix is a functional package manager that you can use on top of a linux distribution to have repeatable and rollbackable builds. Guix System is a distrubution that’s Guix all the way down.
I have an Intel NUC lying around that I wanted to use, so this is my effort to get a working Guix System installation on it.
Reading time: about 10 minutes
its your data after all
Published May 1, 2019
I want to get a list of all of the podcast episodes that I’ve starred on PocketCasts. There’s no obvious way to export this from the application, and they don’t have a published interface. Lets look at hope to use chrome developer tools to figure out what the API is.
We know that PocketCasts must have an API since it also has a mobile app – the code in the mobile app must talk to the code in the server using a format that computers understand, which is basically the definition of an API.
Reading time: about 12 minutes
IKEA is cheap and everywhere
Published April 24, 2019
I stumbled upon a fun blogpost about the Dumbass Home and it turned me onto the IKEA Trådfri line of products. So I got a couple, and figured out how to control them from my laptop (or say a Raspberry PI) from node. Here’s how to do it.
Reading time: about 7 minutes
Published April 23, 2019
Cabal is a “experimental p2p community chat platform”. It’s fully distributed over the dat protocol. When you create a new chat area – something like a Slack – it allows anyone with the same key to post and view messages everywhere. When you post a message, everyone gets it and shares it with everyone else, so even when your computer drops off there will still be a coherent view of the data.
Reading time: about 8 minutes