Hi, and welcome to my playground. I'm Thomas and on this page I write about my hobbies; electronics, microcontrollers, programming, computer stuff and pretty much anything I find fascinating.
Three big things have happened on the site lately;
I’ve been using Algolia’s free Community plan on this site for quite some time. I even wrote about it. But it was simply not big enough when I started to index all my logistics information, and their paid plans are pretty costly. So I’ve switched to Elasticsearch, and made searching a much bigger part of the site. I am using Scout with an Elasticsearch driver. Try searching for something in the top bar.
Instead of having to create all possible image sizes and storing them; I am now letting Imgix handle all that stuff. I simply keep one master file, and Imgix will resize and process it on the fly. Makes my image logic so much simpler, and I don’t have to recreate a bunch of thumbnails if I decide to change some settings.
The URL structure used to contain the ID, category and slug;
/id/category/slug. Now instead they are all one string;
/keyword-slug-hashid, category have been replaced by a keyword which is optional, and the id has been replaced by a hash at the end. Looks pretty nice.
I’ve gotten myself one of those ultra-wide curved monitors. I’ve been wanting one for a long time, and I finally bought one; a Samsung 34”. Since my desk is pretty shallow, and not that big really, I also wanted to free up some work surface by getting things on shelves. So I’ve been doing a bit of work on my computer setup.Read more...
I am Thomas, and Hebron, a programming and electronics enthusiast. I've been doing electronics projects for about 10 years, using the AVR micro controller. The last couple of years programming has really peaked my interest, especially C#, Python and PHP. I live in Norway with my girl friend and our two twin boys. Read more on my profile page.