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Dec 1, 2019
If you've browsed through my posts on this website, you may have noticed that there is no comment box underneath my posts for people to leave feedback. There's a few reasons why that is the case, and I figured I'd write a bit about those reasons. Technical concerns Originally my plan for this blog was quite a bit different than what it is now. When I decided to set up my own website, I had been doing a web server programming course and my original plan was to code a blog system with a CMS of my own design, user accounts, comments and probably way more than that. Read more ...

Organizing YouTube subscriptions in Newsboat RSS reader

Nov 3, 2019
Recently YouTube decided to roll out (for a brief moment) an “update” to their home page design that turned the recommendation page's grid layout into an endlessly scrolling feed, which was clunky and annoying to use and overall sucked. They did claim that it was a technical issue and eventually (like, after an entire day) rolled it back to the grid layout. This time. If you've been on YouTube for any significant amount of time, you will probably be aware that the YouTube web design process seems to be a careful mix of poor choices and making random changes that seemingly nobody wants. Read more ...

I wrote a (small) roguelike in Rust

Sep 28, 2019
Some time ago I wrote about doing some programming livestreams and mentioned that I was working on a roguelike in the Rust programming language. A few weeks back I decided that the project had reached its goals and I decided that I'd write a blog post documenting that particular programming journey and move on to other projects. Now, just to temper some people's expectations, my roguelike is rather basic. It is not visually flashy, nor does it have notable, unique gameplay mechanics. Read more ...

Thoughts on my attempt at coding streams

Jul 31, 2019
I've recently tried a new and scary experiment of coding on a livestream. I have been streaming for a good while now (would be multiple years by now) but I've only really played video games on my streams and that's a relatively simple process, since the game being played provides the framework to build your own content and entertainment on. Sometimes I have streamed some games that have involved a degree of programming, such as TIS-100 (highly recommended) but I haven't really done anything that would require further creativity on my part. Read more ...

Domain change from samsai.online to samsai.eu

Jul 25, 2019
I recently went and checked my domain expiration date and its renewal price and have come to the conclusion that it would be cheaper for me to change my domain. I registered samsai.online because it was rather cheap for the first year but didn't realize that the renewal price would be on the slightly higher side. So, I decided to register a new domain which has a slightly cheaper renewal rate. Read more ...