I hope when crystal moves to v1.0 that they rethink or expand upon how shards are handled shards because right now they're hosted mostly on GitHub, and if the repo changes all projects that rely on that shard will be broken.

Maybe not a CDN but maybe some form of caching could solve this. My amber project had to redownload all the assets after failing six times, I could image this being more frustrating if I was deploying live or something.

RE: Gitea, federation 

With more Gitea servers out there I wonder if Gitea could be improved with some sort of federation, allowing people across servers to contribute and such. Would said federation take away from the privacy-focused approach some of these providers take?

RE: Gitea server, health, etc 

I'm finally starting to feel better after feeling terrible these past few days.
I've taken today to finish updating and securing the Gitea server, and now I'm on to migrate all my repos over to it and start using it as my main source to where I house my projects.

I'm also not going to open registrations publicly for the Gitea server for the time being, I'm still planning on what to do with it.
I hope to make a blog post soon regarding all this.

I had to fix some things on my server but Gitea looks good to go rn with HTTPS and such. I'll spend tomorrow moving over my repos from GitLab and klaus.

I also need to migrate my Nextcloud (or other suite) instance sometime soon and look into the costs of that.

I think by end of this year most of my internet things will be self-hosted or offline compatible, which is awesome. :research:

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I would use a publicly hosted git solution but my problem comes from bandwidth considering I push to quite a few repos a day (LaTeX docs, notes, sites, etc).

I'll think this over further, I still have a few things on my plate before I can work on that.

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I'm hoping later this week or sometime soon to retry setting up that Gitea instance and migrating any and all Git projects from GitLab, GitHub, etc and have it all in one place that I trust.

If I can get everything working reliably then I will allow registrations to it.

I've got two new pages planned for my blog as well as a rewrite of the homepage to link to more pages. I've also got some posts lined up, I'm just working on the drafts in an org doc.

Maybe in the near future I'll write an SSG that converts a single org file - or multiple - into a static site, that would be interesting.

I'm debating whether or not to play around with HackLang by converting some old php projects with. It looks very interesting and I'm curious to see how usable it would be in a production environment.

Thinking of moving some of the video content I've made over the years well as possible new videos over to Lbry and PeerTube.

Does anyone have a recommended or preferred PeerTube instance that they enjoy using? I'm registered to one already but it's not linked to some of the instances where I watch videos from?

I'm excited to see that Crystal Lang is going into pre-release soon. v1 will be here before people know it, hopefully that means more adoption and more shards from the community.

Ran into some issues with consuming/parsing the GPX files. I got it mostly working, however in larger files it craps out.
I'll spend some more time tomorrow finishing things up so I can ride some more and get more data to test.

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I've almost got the parser for AAT's GPX files ready to use, needs more testing of course to cleanup the data coming in. I'm thinking the next commit will have all that.
After that it's on to allowing the output of data, and I may need to look into how that's commonly done in other programs to keep it familiar. I may end up redoing the flags all together in v0.4.0 to follow proper conventions.

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My main goal would be for this to work with stdout like `$ cycling -o | plot ...` so I can export to GnuPlot. From there I can turn that data into images or whatever else I may want.
Either way, I'm building the app as an easy way to log/track my cycling data and learn more about Crystal Lang.

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Finally got a good enough working version of my Cycling Data program for the terminal.


Next steps are to be able to import data from AAT, output to stdout for use with things like GnuPlot, and make everything more modular for future updates. It works rn on the basics I needed for consuming the data so I figured I'd share the progress.

I spent my weekend going over code challenges and going on CodeWars.
I've noticed a significant improvement already and have started refactoring my projects.
I may even start on that Book app if I can get Crystal Amber working correctly on Arch.

Tried out DenoJS to play around with Vue and it was very pleasant to use.
I'm going to have to read more into it, but I think any personal JS projects will be using Deno simply due to the lack of dependencies and speed.


“Free users for sure we don’t want to give that [end-to-end encryption] because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose” - Eric Yuan, CEO.

While I'm on a roll today, I'll try and setup that IRC bouncer and upgrade my servers.

I think I realize now that org-mode + TeX is the best combo.

Writing in org is second nature at this point, but also being able to export as a pdf using a TeX template is pretty insane to me.

I think everyday I learn something new about org that makes me wonder why I used other tools.

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