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I am Content With How I Blog

I sometimes see posts on Hacker News about personal blogs and how some people have actively posted for several decades now while others have started a blog and given up (many times). I’m obviously not one of those hardcore bloggers who publishes something new everyday with my latest thought-provoking ideas to share with the rest of the world. I’ll go through weeks or months without a new post there are several reasons why this happens....

January 21, 2024 · 2 min · 293 words · Kenny

Using a Standalone MP3 Player to Listen to Podcasts

I wasn’t always into podcasts. I started listening to them near the start of 2020 to get my daily news of what was happening with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, I used my smartphone like most other people. I would mindlessly scroll through social media and I wasn’t very considerate of how I was constantly being tracked and profiled. Nowadays, I listen to podcasts that are more appropriate to my lifestyle....

November 17, 2023 · 4 min · 688 words · Kenny

Codeberg as an OIDC Provider for Tailscale

I think Tailscale is a great product. Despite this, I’ve been hesitant to use it for everything due to not being able to use it without using Big Tech as an identity provider. The options have historically been to use either Microsoft, GitHub (basically Microsoft), Google or Apple. None of these companies align with my personal values. One workaround is to use Headscale which is a self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale control server which removes the need to use an identity provider altogether....

August 25, 2023 · 4 min · 695 words · Kenny

Carry a Water Bottle

Everyone should carry a water bottle as part of their Everyday Carry (EDC). Most of the reasons are obvious and just plain common sense. Most people don’t because it’s inconvenient and they’ve grown up in a world that generally provides for their needs with little perceivable cost to themselves. I thought it would be fun to write about this topic that differs from the tech/privacy topics I usually touch on....

August 13, 2023 · 3 min · 544 words · Kenny

Free Things to do with your Domain Name

I’ve always wondered what free services there were out there that allowed you to connect your domain name. I’ve found a few services over the years and I will attempt to document a bunch of them here. I am writing this from the perspective that an individual would find some of these useful. These services shouldn’t require a whole bunch of skill. I guess, in a way, I want to show the average person that there may be some value in owning a domain name even for those without many technical skills....

July 28, 2023 · 3 min · 500 words · Kenny