Summer is over, and that means the temperature should start dropping, or so I hope. It has been the hottest summer I can remember in a long time, with temperatures rising above 40C for a whole month.
Since reding this post, I’ve been digging down the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole and I have to say that I am really enjoying and learning a lot. From the type of switches to custom keyboard layers and yeah, also about group buys.
Well, since then I have bought the Akko Alice and have been enjoying it, but I am thinking of modding it. My initial thoughts are to add some tape mod and poly-fill in the near future.
Although the keyboard has the name “Alice” in it, it seems that it has an “Arisu” layout that differs from “Alice” by the inclusion of the arrow keys. As you can see in this image, the keyboard I bought has a different layout than usual, it makes it more ergonomic to type, and I found it quite easy to get used to. Although I’ve known how to touch type for a while now, I wasn’t doing it correctly and have been learning to use the home row key technique. I started with keybr which helped me learn which fingers should be used for which keys and now I am developing my muscle memory with monkeytype.
With the end of summer also comes the start of my sophomore year, I am quite excited for this semester as it looks like I will have much more programming classes than last year which was all about math and physics. I will have subjects about data structures, algorithms, and also Linux! And it seems that I will be learning C, assembly and bash in this semester.
Interesting blog posts
6 Raspberry Pis, 6 SSDs on a Mini ITX Motherboard, by Jeff Geerling.
Cramming ‘Papers, Please’ Onto Phones, by Lucas Pope, each of his posts are amazing to read.
Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage, by Ranjan Roy.
I Regret My $46k Website Redesign, by Michael Lynch.
It’s Quite Hard to Lose a Duolingo Streak, by Lee a Johnson.
My favorite iPhone feature was removed, by Jesse.
Teens are rewriting what is possible in the world of competitive Tetris, by Chris Karnadi.
The Best iPhone, by Rodrigo Ghedin.
The EYES Have It, by Foone.
There’s no speed limit, by Derek Sivers.
Why do so many brands change their logos and look like everyone else?, by Radek Sienkiewicz.
CyberChef, The Cyber Swiss Army Knife, you can chain many operations like enconding, logical, parsing and much more together.
keyd, generate GitHub profile README easily with this tool.
Mosh, like SSH but better if you are using a mobile device.
Stable Diffusion UI, a one click UI installer for Stable Diffusion.
Tetr.io, for playing tetris online.
Why I don’t use a regular keyboard anymore, a video about split and ortholinear keyboards.
WireGuard Easy, a docker container to easily setup a WireGuard VPN server.
Workspaces, a newsletter about desk setups from different creative individuals.