Tyrel's Blog

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Apr 04, 2023

Now Page

My friend Nik showed me his /now/ page, and I find that a cool idea. This blog is more of a technical braindump than a log of my personal life, so I don't really talk about my life much.

I assume no one will visit https://tyrel.dev/now but if you do, you will see a handcrafted update of my life and what has happend with me lately.

Thanks to Derek Sivers for setting up a network of /now/ pages! https://nownownow.com/.

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Mar 28, 2023

Brand New Server

Per my last post, I did not succeed in cleaning off the malware.

That machine is dead and I am now running on a $4/mo Digital Ocean droplet - much less power than before, but I don't really need it anymore now that I have my own server at home.

I am sad I don't have a Pixelfed anymore, maybe I'll relaunch it some day.

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Dec 16, 2022

Advent of Code 2022 + End of Year Updates

Advent of Code this year is kicking my butt so I haven't been doing any tech blogging really lately. If you want to follow my progress, I think I might be done as of day 15 - This one seems to be a traveling salesman/knapsack problem related. Here's my repo: https://gitea.tyrel.dev/tyrel/advent-of-code/src/branch/main/2022/python.

I'm not on the computer that runs it, but I've been spending a lot of time playing with Apple's System7 in the BasiliskII emulator. Might have some fun projects with that coming up, but wanted to do some more learning before I start anything. So I have been going through a course on 6052 Assembly programming for the NES, and I'm about 73% done with that, it's really great!

It's By Gustavo Pezzi at Pikuma, if "oldschool" programming floats your boat then I definitely recommend it. It's all programming through making roms with CC65/CA65 assembler, and using FCEUX to see your results, super neat.

I've been picking up some more Go work at work. My current team is sort of disbanding so I'm going to be moving away from doing just Python. It's been a year since I've done Go stuff, since I left Tidelift, so I'm really rusty.

Speaking of Rust, I was trying to do Advent of code in Rust also, and made it TWO whole days in Rust. It's still on my bucket of stuff to learn, but my free time seems to be running out lately, and I have a lot of things on my plate to get done.

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Oct 16, 2022

New Blog - Pelican!

If you have read the previous post, and then looked at this one, there are a LOT of changes that happened. I was recently exploited and had heysrv.php files everywhere, so I have decided to forego wordpress for now. I am now using Pelican!

It's very sleek, and only took me a few hours to port my Wordpress export to Pelican reStructuredText format.

All I have to do is run invoke publish and it will be on the server. No PHP, no database. All files properly in their right places.

It comes with your standard blogging experience: Categories, Tags, RSS/Atom feeds, etc. You need to set up Disqus — which I probably won't — in order to get comments though.

I'm pleased with it. I have posts go under YYYY/MM/slug.html files, which I like for organization. Posting images is easy, I just toss it under content/images/YYYY/MM/ with date for organization.

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