What have I been up to?
I've moved the blog yet again!
The old Wordpress blog wasn't working out because I didn't like publishing. I wanted the ability to write my posts in Org-mode, which is just so much better than mucking with a non-markup-based editor. I wrote simple-org-blog as my server and content pipeline. It's by no means the first Org-mode-based server.
This time I got my own domain name. It costs me an amazingly low $6 per year. I thought the
.me domain would be trustworthy because PayPal now uses it for its
paypal.me easy pay links.
I ended up going with Amazon AWS Lightsail, which is affordable ($3.50/month for hosting) and was easy to set up. I really wanted to self-host but my internet situation is such that getting a public, static IP address wasn't really possible.
I made many small projects!
I haven't been working on any game projects at home. Instead, I worked on several miscellaneous things:
- Liked-Saved-Image-Downloader, my most popular repository, has gotten a decent amount of love. I integrated Gfycat and made improvements to the web interface (security, infinite scrolling, and sqlite3 database)
- Home Life Display, code which drives an E-Paper display on my desk at home. It shows me my kanji study schedule and my Agenda (provided by Org, of course). It has Dropbox integration for syncing my tasks. I'm really happy with how this project turned out, especially because it's useful for me every day. I don't imagine anyone cloning the repository, but I think it could be a handy reference for anyone else working with that E-Paper display
- simple-org-blog, the org-mode based blog system which is serving you this very page. The project was stagnating until I actually got hosting for it