Brain Junkyard

Here will be a collection of passing, random and not at all important thoughts that enter my brain.

Sat 01 Oct 2022 12:18 BST

i may have bought myself a steam deck...

Fri 30 Sep 2022 12:34 BST

phew, had a scare with all my certificates not working! Now I've got a better system. I should have set this vps up with Caddy and not nginx...

Fri 16 Sep 2022 21:08 BST

developing more tools in go!

Fri 16 Sep 2022 13:14 BST

all good now lol, will slowly add more repos back when needed

Fri 16 Sep 2022 13:06 BST

finally moved gitea to a docker container, i like the fact that go builds to one executable - but having a docker container basically means i cant mess anything up!

Fri 16 Sep 2022 12:49 BST

i broke my installation of gitea whoops

Thu 15 Sep 2022 17:54 BST

kostek is at my flat

Fri 02 Sep 2022 13:37 BST

new colour scheme?

Wed 31 Aug 2022 23:07 BST

started playing mtg!

Mon 25 Jul 2022 12:07 BST

finally getting around to making my go-weather program much more readable and easier to manage

Thu 07 Jul 2022 17:35 BST

might do a blog post on my unicomp model m keyboard

Mon 27 Jun 2022 14:01 BST

the model m has arrived and i loooveee it

Sat 25 Jun 2022 23:04 BST

i finally caved and bought a unicomp model m!

Thu 09 Jun 2022 10:52 BST

one week in bordeaux was lovely!

Fri 27 May 2022 15:14 BST

oh and all the borderlands mods as well, just amazing work to keep games alive

Fri 27 May 2022 15:11 BST

the ultra mod for nuclear throne is the best example of modding a game

Thu 19 May 2022 14:02 BST

ive got a new job in stirling!

Mon 16 May 2022 10:15 BST

i think i love C!

Mon 16 May 2022 10:15 BST

learning C has really improved my abilities as a programmer!

Sun 15 May 2022 20:35 BST

having a great time visiting home!

Tue 10 May 2022 17:43 BST

somethings still seem to work though ahaha

Tue 10 May 2022 17:43 BST

newest version of portainer broke my https nginx stuff :<

Tue 10 May 2022 16:23 BST

i love timelapse footage lol

Mon 09 May 2022 18:02 BST

oh and i did write a blog post on fediverse stuff!

Mon 09 May 2022 18:01 BST

the more i do with Java, the more i dont like it. i much prefer C or Go. shame my entire course is based around java :<

Fri 06 May 2022 10:56 BST

i may write a blog post on the fediverse

Sat 30 Apr 2022 15:01 BST

i have a mastadon account over at

Tue 19 Apr 2022 17:35 BST

I have started using ComicCode and i lovee ittt

Tue 19 Apr 2022 10:14 BST

lol just found out about the freedom phone wtf lol

Thu 14 Apr 2022 20:28 BST

spag bowl is over rated

Mon 11 Apr 2022 09:29 BST

gonna micro-log more

Sun 10 Apr 2022 16:17 BST

been learning C on my course and free time, its great!

Mon 21 Mar 2022 11:19 GMT

i have dracula themed almost everything lol (gtk, kitty term, brave, dunst, i3, atom, eclipse)

Mon 21 Feb 2022 14:30 GMT

got my pinetime, its so cool!

Sun 13 Feb 2022 12:05 GMT

got back into programming with Go! making a weather cli application! follow it on my gitea!

Thu 10 Feb 2022 16:55 GMT

might give winapps a wee go at some point in the future!

Sun 30 Jan 2022 15:42 GMT

i should do some more blog writing...

Wed 26 Jan 2022 18:52 GMT

and access the shell of any container! i have one set up for ocaml dev! no need to install throw-away compilers or build env on my main pc, just docker and go!

Wed 26 Jan 2022 18:48 GMT

portainer is now up and running, can manage my docker containers via a web gui anywhere!

Wed 26 Jan 2022 16:43 GMT

getting back into messing with docker and self hosting agaiiinnnnnnn

Tue 25 Jan 2022 13:51 GMT

got wallabag running in a docker container. took like 2 minutes to set up its that easy

Sat 22 Jan 2022 08:43 GMT

back at uni!

Wed 12 Jan 2022 23:49 GMT

set up gotify on my webserver now

Sat 18 Dec 2021 10:23 GMT

thats second year first semester finished. i did horrendously :(

Sun 21 Nov 2021 20:12 GMT

i love this ultrawide set up!

Sat 20 Nov 2021 19:53 GMT

just bought my first ultrawide monitor, 25 inches!!

Sat 13 Nov 2021 15:25 GMT

I think i finally understand databases... to the most basic level...

Tue 09 Nov 2021 11:36 GMT

also pandoc is seriously the best thing ever. convert markdown to epub or slideshow? ODT?

Pandoc Demos!

Tue 09 Nov 2021 11:35 GMT

just discovered :Rg in fzf.vim, i can now text search any of my markdown notes!

Wed 03 Nov 2021 20:11 GMT

pandoc is really good for markdown to pdf conversion

Sat 23 Oct 2021 15:14 BST

replace alacritty from the arch repo with alacritty-ligatures from the AUR, they look so pretty!

Thu 21 Oct 2021 15:46 BST

having to write a python program that both generates a wordsearch and solves wordsearches... got the first part down easily, writing to solve it is really hard :<

Fri 15 Oct 2021 11:18 BST

OpenBSD 7 released!

Thu 14 Oct 2021 12:13 BST

nvim dotfiles here!

Thu 14 Oct 2021 12:12 BST

doing loads with nvim atm, check out my dotfile on the plugins i use!

Wed 13 Oct 2021 21:39 BST

also script to automatically backup to gitea!

Wed 13 Oct 2021 21:38 BST

i have since tinkered with vimwiki, its great for local notes as well as a diary, taskmanager, Markdown reader/editor, links to important files/folders

Mon 11 Oct 2021 15:47 BST

not now though, i gotta lot of work to do lmaoooo

Mon 11 Oct 2021 15:46 BST

might start getting into vimwiki for tasking, general notes and scripts

Sun 10 Oct 2021 17:10 BST

as much as I love arch, the debian community is really nice and I am wondering if its worth swapping over

Sun 10 Oct 2021 12:48 BST

install something that isnt shite

Sun 10 Oct 2021 12:47 BST

if you are still running windows, stop

Thu 07 Oct 2021 14:21 BST

another note taking app I know... buttt I have moved to nextcloud notes for my md notes simply because you cannot access your joplin notes with a client whereas these are webbased!

Wed 06 Oct 2021 19:20 BST

going to start reading The Wizard Of Earthsea!

Sun 03 Oct 2021 12:48 BST

already sold on docker, its awesome

Fri 01 Oct 2021 17:03 BST

niamh found the worst book cover ever

Fri 01 Oct 2021 14:25 BST

got a wordpress docker running in like 2 mins, im liking docker... might move my gitea, jupyter and nextcloud over to them... a lot of effort i imagine

Fri 01 Oct 2021 13:58 BST

playing around with dockers and listening to sadness

Fri 01 Oct 2021 13:06 BST

going to play around with docker today I think

Thu 30 Sep 2021 16:05 BST

i want to self host MORE

Wed 29 Sep 2021 11:53 BST

not sure what the benefit is of hosting a jupyter notebook on my vps. so worried about security lol

Wed 29 Sep 2021 11:50 BST

i might try and get into docker... seems so incredibly useful for just making things. Wanna jupyter notebook? boom one command.

Tue 28 Sep 2021 11:33 BST


Mon 27 Sep 2021 10:22 BST

i am 21 today, oh god that feels old

Sun 26 Sep 2021 15:56 BST

finally managed to get my nextcloud instance to use 1GB memory_limit, faster speeds!

Sun 26 Sep 2021 15:51 BST

okay i caved, blog is now accessible to everything lol

Sun 26 Sep 2021 11:16 BST

thinking of making my blogs accessible via https and not just gemini

Sun 26 Sep 2021 10:16 BST

thinking of making my blogs accessible via https and not just gemini

Fri 24 Sep 2021 11:09 BST

still buzzed about getting gitea to work finally

Fri 24 Sep 2021 11:08 BST

learning sql and php as part of my course, its suprisingly kinda fun. working with DBs and manipulating data

Thu 23 Sep 2021 10:34 BST

why did it take me this long to learn git?

Thu 23 Sep 2021 09:07 BST

3rd times a charm with gitea!

Thu 23 Sep 2021 07:29 BST worksgit push scripts.gitgit push scripts.gitgit push scripts.git

Sun 19 Sep 2021 12:30 BST

carnet was good for note taking but Joplin is amazing for uni work!

Fri 17 Sep 2021 11:52 BST

heard a lot of good things about endeavourOS

Fri 17 Sep 2021 10:56 BST

new blog about the steam deck

Thu 16 Sep 2021 20:26 BST

titan quest is free on steam atm till the 23rd! go get it!

Wed 15 Sep 2021 17:27 BST

going to do a write up on how useful nextcloud is after perhaps a week of use?

Tue 14 Sep 2021 13:44 BST

it workslflf!

Tue 14 Sep 2021 11:44 BST

seems easy enough...

Tue 14 Sep 2021 11:44 BST

might try to set up a nextcloud on this server!

Tue 07 Sep 2021 22:39 BST

I finally listened to that album and wrote up a short review + and extra album i've discovered and loved!

Tue 24 Aug 2021 20:18 BST

may do a write up on an record i've been listening to a lot, just need to get through all 2 hours of it!

Sun 15 Aug 2021 21:31 BST

im still here!

Sat 31 Jul 2021 10:57 BST

geforce now is actually really good! I may make a blog post about it!

Sun 25 Jul 2021 23:42 BST

cant seem to get gitea to work :///

Wed 21 Jul 2021 15:57 BST

lol already messed it up...

Wed 21 Jul 2021 15:08 BST

going to set up a gitea service on this website today!

Mon 19 Jul 2021 15:57 BST

bruh this weather!

Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:37 BST

sometimes it takes forever to establish an ssh or rsync connection?!

Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:33 BST

gone 5 weeks without twitter and instagram... i feel so much better

Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:21 BST

for some reason, i am struggling to get connection to my server even if its up?

Wed 14 Jul 2021 21:57 BST

i have started playing dark souls 1 again on the upside

Wed 14 Jul 2021 21:53 BST

spent the last few days with niamh whilst she was ill. now I am ill :c

Sun 11 Jul 2021 16:17 BST

might get around to an album review later tonight...

Sun 11 Jul 2021 16:15 BST

Felt like I didn't have enough metal t-shirts, so I bought two more! Leviathan - The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide & Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger! :D

Fri 09 Jul 2021 08:08 BST

Blog by E!

Mon 05 Jul 2021 23:17 BST

Audacity is dead, time to fork!

Mon 05 Jul 2021 22:19 BST

who knew that could make windows worse...

Mon 05 Jul 2021 22:19 BST

wow they do be making windows 11 actually suck

Sun 04 Jul 2021 18:18 BST

added some emojis to the website, i think i like them?

Sat 03 Jul 2021 09:01 BST

I can infact make the blog viewable in html... gonna keep some gemini only stuff to promote use for it!

Thu 01 Jul 2021 11:27 BST

also configured my amfora client today to have a dracula colour theme, looks sooo much better

Thu 01 Jul 2021 11:19 BST

omg i've just come across glasgow social's gemini page on a search index, thats actually awesome

Tue 29 Jun 2021 12:23 BST

found a interesting blog about a (mostly) free and open source E-reader, linked below! I may do something like that myself.

Tue 29 Jun 2021 12:22 BST


Sun 27 Jun 2021 13:18 BST

i've now made a Gemini-only blog! Enjoy!

Sun 27 Jun 2021 13:10 BST

been listening to loads of amazing black metal records, it really is my favourite genre!

Sun 27 Jun 2021 13:06 BST

i've now made a Gemini-only blog! Enjoy!

Sun 27 Jun 2021 11:23 BST

with little power this pi 1 has i might not be able to double it up something else

Sun 27 Jun 2021 11:21 BST

fixing/updating/rewriting a raspberry pi 1 magic mirror i made years ago today

Wed 23 Jun 2021 17:50 BST

love the idea and execution of the app TooGoodToGo, strange how only now someone has come up with the idea...

Sun 20 Jun 2021 20:56 BST

the new Panopticon release could be my top record of 2021, it's perfect!

Sun 20 Jun 2021 20:53 BST

just took a 3 hour nap??? wha???

Sun 20 Jun 2021 17:30 BST

correction: dookie

Sun 20 Jun 2021 17:30 BST


Fri 18 Jun 2021 09:08 BST

there is always newpipe tho...

Fri 18 Jun 2021 09:08 BST

pi-hole set up! no yt adblocking however THANKS A LOT GOOGLE >:(

Thu 17 Jun 2021 09:46 BST

setting up a pi-hole at home soon

Fri 11 Jun 2021 09:41 BST

the gemini protocol is actually so amazing i love it

Wed 09 Jun 2021 23:49 BST

changed the header to!

Wed 09 Jun 2021 23:17 BST

this is now hosted on

Tue 08 Jun 2021 21:12 BST

i hate hayfever

Tue 08 Jun 2021 20:09 BST

aj is now a brigitte main

Mon 07 Jun 2021 23:50 BST

sped up rap vocals in jungle/hardcore are soooo good

Mon 07 Jun 2021 22:23 BST

wish i had the domain as my name, gotta explain the whole 6 h's.......

Mon 07 Jun 2021 22:23 BST

as soon as spamhaus ok's my IP, i will have an email server FINALLY

Fri 04 Jun 2021 10:23 BST

now just to recover money-wise lol

Fri 04 Jun 2021 10:07 BST

Road trip down to Bristol, Exeter, Torquay then Ilfracombe was so good that normal life feels boring

Wed 26 May 2021 07:57 BST

I love the Rust language!

Mon 24 May 2021 17:00 BST

book reading and ambient music listening

Sun 23 May 2021 16:43 BST

i am lacking in jazz, soul and 90s hiphop vinyls for someone who loves these genres

Sun 23 May 2021 16:28 BST

this should all be working

Sun 23 May 2021 16:21 BST

testing mirroring gemini files to html!

Sat 22 May 2021 20:48 BST

...with niamh <3

Sat 22 May 2021 20:46 BST

listening to vinyls :) missed this!

Wed 19 May 2021 09:57 BST

got my first covid vaccine yesterday, arm is a wee bit sore

Sun 16 May 2021 19:46 BST

makin green pepper and black bean sauce with rice

Fri 14 May 2021 09:54 BST

my next laptop, if for some reason this breaks, will defo be a system76 laptop (or just build my own AMD-based desktop

Fri 14 May 2021 08:03 BST

gonna leave the email service and try again later in the future... a bit too messy for me lol

Thu 13 May 2021 23:02 BST

cant even get the nginx 404 error page, no ip found... :<

Thu 13 May 2021 23:02 BST

trying to set up an email on this server, cant get certbot to recognise urgh

Thu 13 May 2021 17:18 BST

Home sweet home.

Thu 13 May 2021 00:03 BST

ethan just got 20 candies omg man i cant I just cant...

Wed 12 May 2021 23:37 BST

hello ethan

Wed 12 May 2021 19:59 BST

last full day in the flat! Glad to be going home :)

Tue 11 May 2021 17:27 BST

Lovely two days in Edinburgh for Niamhs birthday. Ikigai Ramen slaps hard. Feet hurt. Home now. Yay.

Mon 10 May 2021 10:41 BST

Just finished my last exam for the year! 1st year at this time has actually sucked. But hey, next year looks to be better

Mon 10 May 2021 08:37 BST

literally how can anyone use the terminal without vim bindings...

Mon 10 May 2021 08:35 BST

the PinePhone is the perfect phone conceptually, however, still seems far away from 'everyday use' for me... I have hope!

Sun 09 May 2021 22:36 BST

imagine being so unfunny you crash dogecoin

Sun 09 May 2021 22:23 BST

Last Exam for 1st year tomorrow!

Sun 09 May 2021 22:19 BST

Niamh is actually a god at Zarya on OW

Sun 09 May 2021 22:12 BST

This should be the second one

Sun 09 May 2021 22:11 BST



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