firstflight

Most of the tasks in our introductory assignment were familiar to me: I’ve used IRC, mailing lists, and git throughout the years. However, extra familiarity is always a good thing, especially if I want to be comfortable in new development communities! IRC I’ve been on #rit-foss for… a while. I think I jumped on my […]

How I self host

Why self host? Self hosting applications is important to me. Intelligent, talented people have written freely available alternatives to giant services like Dropbox, GSuite, messaging applications, hypervisors, anything you can think of. These come without the restrictions of free accounts: rate limits, storage limits, and snooping. Plus, many of my favorite games allow hosting a […]

KDE and Xmonad in 2018

I love tiling window managers: I’ve used i3 for years, and ever since I started learning Haskell, I was curious about Xmonad. However, during my i3 experience, I missed a lot of expected features from a full desktop environment (consistent themes, background support, notifications, system trays, etc.) Since running your own window manager with GNOME […]

Mirroring a Gogs repository on Github

Gogs makes it pretty easy to mirror another repository. Github… doesn’t. While it’d just be easier to move my Gogs repository to Github, that would mean changing the remote of 3-4 local repositories. And, I wouldn’t learn anything. Hooks, glorious hooks Since Github won’t watch our Gogs repository, we’ll have our Gogs repository watch itself. […]

Express Generator and Socket.io

A few months ago, I tried to start a Node project to further explore web development. It’s the LAN equivalent of a Jukebox: people go to the site, add music from Youtube or a file, and the song is put into a queue. The server has a speaker, through which it plays each song. The […]