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Blog posts

  1. Javascript’s Proxy is neat

    So last week I went to State of the Browser. I had a great time, met some really interesting people, and got to see some great talks. One talk in particular was on Two-way data binding by Chris Ferdinandi. The general gist of it is that you can use the Proxy object, which can intercept […]
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  2. Building a quick CDN with PHP

    I’ve been using Bunny CDN (referral link) as my CDN for a while, and I’ve been really happy with it. In particular, the Image Optimizer is great value for money – $9.50 a month for on-the-fly dynamic image resizing and re-encoding. The only real problem is that my site isn’t particularly high-traffic. In the last […]
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  3. Lemmy: 4 weeks in

    So it’s been long enough since I decided to try out using Lemmy that I think I can give a fair summary of how I feel about it as a service. TL;DR it’s good, has it’s issues (mostly moderation), but once you start using it properly it gets better. The good The good part about […]
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  4. Trying out Lemmy as a Reddit alternative

    Alright I’m back on the Reddit thing again. I decided to setup a Lemmy instance, just to evaluate what it’s like as an alternative to Reddit. Installation was easy, as I just used Docker this time, and reverse-proxied through Nginx. There are pretty clear instructions on the README. Overall I’d say it’s… not bad. The […]
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  5. Cleaning up my Game Boy Colour

    I’ve still got my old Atomic Purple Game Boy Colour. Well, it’s not the one I got for my birthday in 1999 (opening that + Pok√©mon Red is a core memory), because I smashed that against a wall by throwing it instead of a basketball when I was about 9. But it is one I’ve […]
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