I’m not sure why I expected things would turn out different. But long-form writing and I do not go well together. I spent time writing a 5000+ word post on weight loss and got super bored with editing it. It took a heroic session to write the post and shaping it into something enjoyable was taking even longer. This is a great personal case study in misaligning my goals and desires. I set a goal…

I came across ZeroTier a few years back but had never played with it until recently. It turns out to be really cool. It allows you to create a virtual network and connect any devices you have. For my use case, I have a small home-lab and a Synology NAS which are on my private network. I want to access these from outside of my home, but I don’t want to expose them to the…

Yesterday on HN I saw a discussion on “how do you manage infrastructure as a solo founder?”. The question is about how to ensure that you have maximum uptime and ensure that issues are quickly resolved. This is a good question, as a solo founder you want to spend your time building new value, not fighting fires. Because of this, managed offerings are almost always the right move. They are more expensive, but the sanity…

A little while ago, I wrote about the frustrations of using CSS. There is no denying that CSS is powerful, but it can prove challenging to accomplish what you want. I suppose it is inevitable, there are 7 billion+ people out there, a few of them must be exceptionally good with CSS. But I think exceptionally good is underselling Diana Smith’s skill. This morning while checking out HN I saw this: https://diana-adrianne.com/purecss-lace/. The whole image…