This week I spent time setting up a fresh Hetzner dedicated server to replace the slightly more expensive box I purchased nearly two years ago. In the process of taking stock of my digital portfolio I rediscovered my #365DayProject from 2019 that I had hosted with wordsmith.social.
In the background Wordsmith runs on the open source publishing platform: WriteFreely and for a good portion of 2019 I used it as my primary blogging platform because its intentionally minimalist interface makes writing so easy. I'll be writing a longer post on my experience with WriteFreely and the issues I had with its lack of tooling which inevitably resulted in me closing Wordsmith registrations.
While I work out where I want to go with Wordsmith I have this week copied all my #365DayProject posts to Obsidian with an intention to continue the project this year. That is because I have become very aware that my #WeekInReview posts have all but taken over the thoughts section of this website and I need an excuse to fill the gaps with more short-form thoughts; giving myself a challenge will certainly help with the motivation.
Going back to that Hetzner server, I actually discovered that Debian 12 isn't yet supported by Hetzner on their dedicated offerings and so I was actually unable to complete setting up and have subsequently cancelled the server I had originally planned to use for the next year or two.
Unsure whether to wait out until Hetzner does support Debian 12 or swallow the additional £10/mo it would cost to migrate to similar hardware elsewhere. Hetzner's hardware offering is so well priced that very little can actually come close on a pound to performance ratio within this budget class.
Joke of the week
Notable Articles Read
- The Spicy Web: My Journey Away from the JAMstack
- Ben Hoyt: The proposal to enhance Go's HTTP router
- /dev/knill: So, you want to deploy on the edge?
- Mercari Engineering Portal: x86 is dead, long live x86!
- Vlad-Stefan Harbuz: What is the Most Minimal UK Address Possible?
- Andrew Marino: The buttons on Zenith’s original “clicker” remote were a mechanical marvel
- Piotr Mierzejewski: How I discovered the underground world of credit card network exploitation
Notable Videos Watched
- Where Does Grounded Electricity Actually Go?
- One of The Year's Most Unique Titles Is About a Dying Space Cult
- SUPER FANTASY KINGDOM | Roguelite Survival Fantasy City Building Game
Cool things from around the internet
- Isaiah Odhner: Textual Paint: MS Paint in your terminal
- @grassmunk: Chicago95: A rendition of everyone's favorite 1995 Microsoft operating system for Linux
- Immers Space: Guppe: Federated social groups with ActivityPub
- Jeff Atwood: An updated version of the classic "Basic Computer Games" book
- Lyle Kopnicky: Vintage BASIC Games
- Koshka: Town of ZZT
- OpenWorm , building the first digital life form. Found via @celechii's post
- Matthew Burgos: World's tallest wooden wind turbine found via @matthiasott's post
- Pilosophos: Mosaic Tetris