Duckduckgo Quietly Banishes a Bunch of Bangs

DuckDuckGo has been steadily growing in popularity as a search alternative to Google. It’s now included in Firefox’s and Safari’s list of search engines. DuckDuckGo has emphasized user privacy by promising to not build profiles on its users and as a consequence to show the same search results to all...

How My Wife and I Built and Lived in a Yurt That One Summer

It’s nuts that it took me this long to find the time to sit down and start putting this together. I told my sibling that I was going to post pictures and the like for their friends in Berkeley, who were interested to know what the hell we were doing...

Goodbye Github, Hello Gitlab

My avid followers will have noticed already, but following Github’s aquisition by Microsoft, I migrated this website and my other repos to Gitlab. That was about a month ago. Their CI/CD with Jekyll is simply fantasic – when I submit this post, I’ll be able to see the update job...

Sweet Steven Universe Ringtone with the Sonic Pi software

This is a very simple construction using the Sonic Pi syntax to mimic Steven’s own ringtone for Season 2, Episode 1, song/episode title “Full Disclosure.” I wanted it as my ringtone, so I had to make it up myself. Here’s the ringtone itself in .mp3! Here’s the Sonic Pi code,...

The Pi Penthouse: DIY accommodations for Raspberry Pi and Peripherals

My main issue with most Raspberry Pi cases is that they only contain the Pi itself. I want a fat hard drive, which in turn requires an external power supply. Most Raspi setups are necessarily a rat’s nest. So, here’s what you need to do to end up with a...

Hello World

This site has been my first project. It was templated with Jekyll, then statically hosted on Github, linked to the jlamoure.net domain. This is a static site complete with blog and atom feed. The CSS was a pain to get nice for mobile, and if you look at it, it...