Of all the peojects I've made over the years, not many deserve their own standing blogpost either because (a) it is too ephemeral and a thread of 512-character long microblogs is enough or (b) it is more fitting to write proper documentation for it instead (ironic when I build my blog with MkDocs). But the few that do, are here.

Projects below are sorted reverse chronologically (most recent first).


        All PCBs, soldered and unsoldered, and 3D printed case all laid out
        on the desk

In September 2021 I broke my wrist in a (fairly stupid) cycling accident. This led to a two-month-long quest for a pair of blinkers for my bicycle. I made all sorts of mistakes along the way, as I always do, and this blogpost has all that yelling-at-past-myself covered. It also covers some actual project details.



On April Fool's Day, 2020, I launched a mock Mastodon login page at (now defunct) that rickrolled anyone that clicked the links or buttons. It was more sophisticatedly designed than most other rickrolling attempts (it's weird to compare trolling technique, I know) in that hovering your cursor over the links doesn't immediately reveal your evil intent; the URL shown is totally legit, and it takes another round of carefully set-up nginx configs to redirect you to the classic music video.

Because of restrictions in AGPL that Mastodon is distributed under, I decided not to release the code itself but rather to write a guide on how I made it. The codeberg repo that came along was unlicensed.

As I said, this was a impulse project that's faded into the past. It is 2022 as I write this. Isn't this crazy?