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    I just successfully submitted my first test-driven package to the PHP packagist repository. It’s just a little Laravel validation rule object for validating a hmac hash against a configurable group of key / value pairs. Am aiming to do a proper write up and possibly even a little video explaining it.

  • I remember the day clearly — a Udemy meme

    I remember the day clearly — a Udemy meme

    I remember the day clearly… It was the one day in the year that Udemy didn’t have a 90% sale on. Original meme inspired by Ronnie Corbett’s famous line.

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    Taking my first steps with YunoHost (Y U No Host) for most of my online needs. After a couple of false starts it seems to be coming together.

  • Deleted my Google account

    It’s been a long time coming, but I have finally deleted my Google account. Good riddance.

  • You know what? Fuck Google. Just when I think I couldn’t hate them more. Exporting my previous uploaded music (about 100gb worth) from their Play Music service. Do they put the songs into Artist / Album folders? Nope. Instead they package it up into 54 zipped folders and stick random songs along with loads of…

  • Started working on a side project I’m calling “Pitch”. It’s an end to end encrypted website starter inspired by SiteJS by the Small Technology Foundation. Got a basic vue app set up with the vue-cli but now can’t work out why my private key generator sometimes returns what I expect — a Uint8Array — and…

  • Sorting through and moving all of my photos from google photos into ProtonDrive. In preparation for finally deleting my google account once and for all. ProtonDrive offers encrypted storage that perfectly meets my needs — secure storage that actually cares about privacy.

  • Notes from British History podcast episode 2

    My notes from Episode 2 of the British History Podcast.

  • Starting to listen to the British History Podcast again. Planning to work all of the way through it this time. I love the philosophy and energy behind the person presenting this show. 💚

  • Crash being creepy


    I came across this online and his face made me chuckle.

  • Listening to Goblin Greatest Hits After watching Deep Red last night, the music of Goblin could be a new obsession for me. 🤪

  • Started to learn Rust


    Today is the day when I start to learn the Rust programming language.