My blog

I don't know why I made this

If you’re attentive, you might have noticed I already have a URL shortener at go.eartharoid.me. This was originally a YOURLS instance until I made a custom solution with Vercel and Firebase/Firestore in January 2021. ^ The landing page of the 2021 version I made the Vercel-Firebase URL shortener because I wanted something fast and serverless, but I still wanted the API, admin UI, and analytics that YOURLS had. It worked well, except that Vercel’s caching made the management, preview, and stats pages almost useless.

Hey, you’re reading my blog! I thought it would be cool to have a blog as part of my new website, but I didn’t have any plans for the content. I thought about it a little, considered holiday diaries etc, and decided that I don’t want it to be too personal, which means it will probably be developer-focused content. Maybe I’ll write regularly, or maybe I’ll forget about it for a while and write an occasional post about how I made something new.

You can now sponsor me

8th August 2021

You can now sponsor me on GitHub or become a member on Ko-fi. The reward tiers are the same for both platforms, but there are some differences: Ko‑fi is in GBP, GitHub Sponsors is in USD Ko‑fi automatically gives you your Discord role, GitHub Sponsors does not Ko‑fi supports PayPal and card, GitHub Sponsors only supports card payments GitHub Sponsors will show your sponsorship on your GitHub profile Why sponsor me?

My new website

19th January 2021

Why I made a new website I started messing with basic HTML and CSS in 2016 and I have had a home page since at least 2019, probably 2018, but it was just an HTML5 UP template. Whilst it looked ok-ish, it was slow and had very little information, only some unoptimized photos (uncompressed and 4K) and links to other pages. Although I am writing this in August 2021, I started making this website in early January.

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My new website

19th January 2021

Why I made a new website I started messing with basic HTML and CSS in 2016 and I have had a home page since at least 2019, probably 2018, but it was just an HTML5 UP template. Whilst it looked ok-ish, it was slow and had very little information, only some unoptimized photos (uncompressed and 4K) and links to other pages. Although I am writing this in August 2021, I started making this website in...

Last Modified: 6th February 2022