A New Age of Magic

I first came across this quote in a great talk from the Software You Can Love conference — The Idealism and Practicality of Software You Can Love.

With the advent of ChatGPT and “prompt engineering” I been thinking more and more about this quote from Clarke’s three laws.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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Backing Up Personal Files with rclone

When I was a student I always had access too tons of free storage. whether it was through Onedrive for students or Google Drive I usually had 1 or 2 terabytes of storage to work with. This was really nice for storing important documents and pictures, but the problem came when I graduated and lost access.

I had accumulated around 50GB of data. This is too much data to fit into any free tiers for cloud storage as most free limits ends around 15GB. When I started shopping around for storage options everything felt a bit pricey.

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Cutting Out The Middlemen

I was spending some time at the beginning of the year parsing through my personal wiki and looking at all of project ideas I’ve come with it.

At the time of writing this I have over 200 notion pages, each representing a new project or investigation. I was getting choice paralysis and started thinking how could I possibly start working at any them.

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Plain Text Accounting

I’m writing this as I go through the process of determining a personal finance/accounting system that I’m happy with. If you know me or my relationship with neovim then this journey might seem pretty common for me, but I thought it would be a good indication of how I handle my life.

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How I Setup My Blog

Since that last post there have been a lot of changes in how my blog has been looking. Originally I was using bearblog but since then their terms and conditions changed.

I didn’t like their new system, and I finally had a large amount of freetime, so I decided that I would invest a meaningful amount of time into creating a style and workflow that I like.

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Creative Communities in Engineering

I first got into technology and engineering when I was introduced to the world of hackathons in high school. The idea of getting together with a community of like-minded people who just like to tinker and sharing what everyone made really exciting me. Where I was from I could not really just talk about stuff I was interested in that much, so being able to share my thoughts and experiences really blew my mind and got me hooked.

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Why I Blog

I’ve seen a couple of posts about blogging before and a few discussions on hacker news and similar forums. I think for me, I want to use blogging purely for myself. There are a couple of different outcomes I want.

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