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Making, hacking, breaking, and sometimes fixing.

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Static Site Generation with Pelican and Github Actions

A rundown on how I built this site, using Pelican (a Python-based static site generator) and Github Actions. Yes, this Geocities-looking crap is more modern than it seems.



Solving the Australian Signals Directorate Cryptography Challenge Coin

How myself and a mate worked through the Australian Signals Directorate cryptography channel, and neither of us having any background in cryptography but both of us having lots of background in searching crap online... we solved it.



DIY LiPo Battery for the Original Gameboy

Inspired by the replaceable USB-rechargeable LiPo batteries inside the Ring doorbells/cameras, I wanted something similar for my original gameboy. There's plenty of LiPo mods that require cutting up the Gameboy and/or soldering to the boards inside, but I wanted to leave the console all-original.



Digispark-based USB Volume Knob

This is a very basic beginner-friendly project that gives a physical volume knob that works on most desktop/laptops. Using a rotary encoder, a Digispark microcontroller, a few soldered wires, some pre-existing firmware from Adafruit, and a 3D printed housing, we get a super tidy and tiny dial for controlling the system volume (or map it to whatever you want).



Arcade Macro Board for OBS

A macro keyboard made of arcade buttons. Acts like a normal USB keyboard, but each arcade button runs multi-key macros/shortcuts such as CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-1, which you can then map in OBS to any OBS function.



CSIRAC at Scienceworks Melbourne

CSIRAC was the fourth computer ever built in the world, and was designed and built here in Australia.



The WWW Peaked in 1999

It's a pretty well known fact* that the World Wide Web (and arguably humanity itself) peaked in 1999, and it has been downhill ever since. Read on to find out why I'm right, why you're wrong, and why we should reset the entire WWW to 1999 and start over.



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