This post is a reflection on at least the past 10 years of my life, how Debian fits into it all. This post goes into a lot of personal issues (including mental health) so if those topics are sensitive to you, perhaps skip this post. With that said our story begins... How I discovered and … Continue reading 10 Years of Debian (and Ubuntu) Linux…
Recently I got the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd Generation laptop for some light C#/ASP programming for work. This post is on my thoughts on the unit, it's performance, and whether it's right for you. Build Quality It’s a pretty sturdy laptop although a bit thin. I feel a bit on edge about opening and … Continue reading My review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd Generation
Recently the Ruby Project announced that they are releasing Ruby 2.7.0 to the general public. This post is intended to summarize the changes to a non-technical audience. Summary with Personal Insights The Ruby 2.7.0 update adds: pattern matching, an improved REPL (command line tool to write ruby in), improved garbage collector (reduces memory usage and … Continue reading Ruby 2.7 is released to the general public
Recently I started working on a project named TwitterPub. The goal of the project was to allow you to follow and interact with Twitter accounts over Mastodon and other ActivityPub software. It's still very much a work in progress and doesn't completely work yet. This blog post is to summarize what I learned as well … Continue reading How I created TwitterPub and why you should use it
Hi I'm Nathaniel Suchy: A Software Developer Consultant at Universal Layer LLC, and a Student at Wake Technical Community College. I am finishing my degree program for an Associate's Degree in Applied Science for Web Development. My programming background is Ruby an object oriented interpreted language which tries to have syntax that looks similar to … Continue reading Introducing me
One of my goals in 2020 is to read more books (I read a large amount of blog articles and wikis every day by no means have I skipped reading after I graduated high school). I looked at Amazon's new Kindles and decided to order one. I have not used e-readers in a very long … Continue reading My thoughts on Amazon Device Financing
Using a .US domain name for your website is a good way to show you live in the United States Of America ??. Before choosing to use the .US extension you should read this post. There are a few unintended consequences that could creep up if you are not prepared. This blog post seeks to … Continue reading Things to consider before registering a .US domain and why I switched to a .ME domain
I opened up the popular website load testing service WebPageTest.org today and saw a banner which said they deleted their database accidentally. I found this to be surprising as they are a fairly popular website among web developers with commercial backing. I would expect there to be at least somewhat regular backups in place. Their … Continue reading WebPageTest.org deleted their API Keys Database ?
This post is in response to the GitHub Issue "Quote Toots #12753" (Archived Page). I opened this issue a while ago requesting that Mastodon add an easier way to quote users than linking to their post. This sparked users concerns including online harassment and their right to delete what they say on the public internet. … Continue reading Should you be able to delete quotes of yourself online?
Wasabi is a cost effective alternative to Amazon S3. With it you can use existing tools built for Amazon S3 at low cost. Wasabi is great for instance owners like me who don't have a small fortune to spent on cloud services. This blog post discusses the configuration I used for LGBTQIA.is using Mastodon v3.0.1 … Continue reading How to use Wasabi Object Storage with Mastodon’s Amazon S3 Adapter