I made my first big investment in my life back in September: buying my first car. The car I bought is nothing special; it’s a 2008 Honda Civic. No matter what car I drive, I want to be able to protect my investment if I get into a not-at-fault accident. This makes having a dashcam a great idea. The Viofo A119 installed in my Civic. The A119 is one of the best value dashcams available.
In my never ending quest in search of the perfect static site generator, I think I’ve finally found the perfect one: Hugo. Hugo is a static site generator written in the Go programming language, and since it’s release it’s gained a staggering 231% increase in usage over the last year. The massive increase of popularity over the last year really grabbed my attention, so I decided to try it.
I usually don’t post much about hardware-related things here, but today I decided I should make an exception. Today I bought an old Sony FD Mavica digital camera, which is one of the first digital cameras ever made. The model in particular I bought uses a 3.5in floppy disk for storing and transferring images, and sports a 2 megapixel image sensor. The Mavica next to some floppies. The camera model in particular is the Sony Mavica MVC-FD200.
Today I found out that it is possible to create a domain using emoji. Since emoji is simply text, it is possible to convert the Unicode into ASCII using something called punycode. It’s extremely impractical to use on a desktop machine, but on mobile it is an interesting trick and a good way to get a decent domain when all of the nice ones are taken. :) Before you get too excited about this, it is only possible to use emojis on a handful of different TLDs.
Yesterday, I set it upon myself to try out Void Linux. It’s a relatively new distro, which came out within the last few years. Unlike a lot of distros nowadays which are based off of Ubuntu, Fedora, or some other distro, Void is written completely from scratch. It uses it’s own init system (runit), and it’s own package manager (XBPS). After using it for the last day or so on my laptop, I am nothing but pleased with it.