Established 2021

QR Quine

September 25, 2021 |

I was hoping to encode the b64 string of a QR code into another QR code. The catch was that the encoded QR code would match the encoded string of the QR code. When you scan the QR code, it would return itself.

The Last Single-Letter Domain

September 22, 2021 |

ý.is is now taken. This morning, I began rummaging through the NCIS’ Domain Rules and found a list of all allowed single characters. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 á æ é í ð ó ö ú ý þ After a few searches and CAPTCHAs, I was surprised to that ý was available!

Brown Butter Cookie Recipe

September 18, 2021 | 2 minutes

⏲️ Prep time: 15 min 🍪 Baking time: 11 min 🍽️ Servings: 11+ Ingredients 1¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 14 tablespoons unsalted butter (1¾ sticks) ½ cup granulated sugar ¾ cups packed dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon table salt 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 1¼ cups semisweet chocolate chips ¾ cups chopped toasted pecans Before You Begin Avoid using a nonstick skillet to brown the butter; the dark color of the nonstick coating makes it difficult to gauge when the butter is browned.

Assembly Neural Network on Pico

September 10, 2021 | 13 minutes

I’ve been using the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s products for almost a decade now, but they only recently released their first microcontroller. Their custom RP2040 has an ARM Cortex-M0+ chip that, obviously, uses ARM assembly. I’ve been wanting to learn assembly and this is definitely a great opportunity to do so.

Searching for Interactive Code

September 3, 2021 |

I want readers to execute code I use anywhere in my blog. Recently, I added code that scrapes DuckDuckGo’s !bangs; however, the reader would need to run the code on their own machine. It’d be helpful if they could have executable code embedded in the post.

Exploring Privacy Tools

September 2, 2021 | 3 minutes

The brain has been hacked and its security patches come slowly. In order to avoid targeted ads and refining my digital consciousness, I’m making steady progress toward respectful technology. After learning more about AI, I began to understand the importance of privacy.

Testing DuckDuckGo's Email

September 1, 2021 | 2 minutes

DuckDuckGo began releasing emails. These emails are currently in beta and only act as an email-forwarding account. The purpose of this post is to stess-test the service and see where it earns the beta tag. vs. Both duck.

Every Bang in DuckDuckGo

August 31, 2021 |

In response to a question about a list of all DuckDuckGo !bangs, I wrote this script: from requests import get from json import loads def get_bangs(): r = get('') r = loads(r.text) return r def create_dict(bangs): d = {'Misc': set()} for i in bangs: el = (i['s'].

The Best TLD is Not .com

August 29, 2021 | 2 minutes

The TLD is controlled by its parent company or country. When choosing a TLD, consider the site to be strictly under the laws of the country that ultimate controls it. For example, if you use a .ae domain, with a single query from the monarchy, your site could be completely removed.

Creating My Site

August 27, 2021 | 3 minutes

I bought my first domain through Google Domains and actually hosted my site through Google’s website builder. It really is a great free builder with solid SEO, but I’m a programmer, so I wanted to program. Distributed networks are an amazing technology, and I was drawn to IPFS hosting.