Articles in the Quick Thoughts category

  1. Mirroring My GitHub Repositories

    Once upon a time I distrusted all proprietary code, self-hosted everything (even my email), and was generally fairly paranoid about the privacy and security of my data. While I still run a server at home, it's mostly for the convenience of having a local SMB share and a couple of …

  2. xRDP Black Screen Issue

    Lately I've been doing a lot of work over RDP, even when connecting to Linux machines. In some cases though, I've been met with a black screen instead of the expected desktop environment, particularly when running Kali Linux as a virtual machine on Proxmox. I'm not quite sure why, but …

  3. Moving to cgit

    Earlier this year I wrote a blog post on how to set up gitweb in order to be able to view your repositories in a browser. Originally my intent for using gitweb was not for my own personal use but more to be able to share my code with the …

  4. Getting More into Blogging

    I follow quite a few blogs, podcasts, and YouTube channels related to software engineering, and a common theme I've noticed between several of the producers of the more inspirational content I follow is that they recommend doing something to get yourself out there, be it maintaining a blog, speaking at …

  5. Simple Markdown January Updates

    I barely managed to squeeze these updates into the end of January, despite a busy post-holiday season for me. Simple Markdown is still not polished enough for me to call it a 1.0 release yet, as there are still plenty of rough edges to smooth out, and a few …

  6. WebView Memory Leak

    A few months ago, I published an app called SimpleMarkdown, which, as you can probably guess from the title, is a markdown editor. I had a strange bug that I couldn't quite figure out no matter how much I searched it and eventually I had to put it on the …