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May 18, 2017

How to use an emoji as a domain name

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.

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May 04, 2017

Void Linux

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.

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Aug 19, 2016

ADS-B antenna

Earlier this summer I had set up a flight tracker using an RTL-SDR and some software called dump1090. It worked great at the time; I could track about 20 or so aircraft at a given time using the stock antenna I got with my NooElec branded rtl-sdr. That’s not terrible, but I knew I could have done a lot better. Today I decided to build a new antenna. I searched through different antenna designs online and ended up settling on an antenna called the cantenna.

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Jun 06, 2016

Commander for Pebble update

Commander for Pebble’s development has been dormant for almost 5 months, and I believe it’s about time for me to make an update to the code. The app is growing in the amount of users, and every now and then I’ll get an email asking about my app. One of these emails was asking if I was going to support the Pebble Time Round. I plan on supporting the PTR (and in the future, the Pebble 2 and Time 2), however this means I’ll need to do a complete code rewrite.

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Dec 23, 2015

Commander for Pebble

Smartwatches are new technology. A rather interesting technology too, which sparked me into buying a Pebble because it reminded me of a regular watch (aka one with physical buttons instead of a touchscreen), and the fact you can easily write apps for it in JavaScript. So this brings my first app that doesn’t run on your computer: Commander for Pebble. This app lets you control your computer using predefined commands. It can be used to launch programs like Steam’s Big Picture mode, the Kodi media center, or anything of your choosing.

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