Gabriel's Blog

Sliproad

July 10, 2021
Another case of “just do it yourself” The want for quickly sharing files across devices and having an easy interface for uploading and downloading them is a relatively common want among people, both for those in the technology sphere or otherwise. Most may opt for services like Dropbox or Google Drive, which offer good clients for desktop and mobile, but I wanted to take it a step further and self host a solution.

Hello, world! (Again)

July 6, 2021
Welcome back to the blog! Sort of. After much thought, I’ve decided to move my blog off of Medium and back to a place I can fully control. It wasn’t really a difficult decision; Medium as a platform has changed a fair amount since I began using it, just as I have. Rather than nuking the entirety of my previous posts, I exported and cleaned them up for archival (although I did seriously consider just starting fresh).

Watching a Cryptocurrency Grow

January 22, 2018
GRLC is the only coin you’ll ever need Last weekend, a new cryptocurrency launched: Garlicoin, a fork of Litecoin based around garlic bread. It may seem silly at first, but keep in mind that sometimes “silly” coins can have a huge impact, like the time Dogecoin sponsored a NASCAR racer. Regardless of what you may believe, it’s always worth keeping an eye on meme coins (not memecoin, which is an actual coin).

Moving Away From Google

November 23, 2017
I’m starting to move outside the comfort bubble If you’ve kept up with me on Twitter, you’ll know what a huge fan of Google I am – I have a Google Pixel XL (1st generation), a Google Wifi mesh network, a Google Home, and rely on Google services for a huge amount of work I do, including Google Drive/Docs, Gmail, Maps, Keep, and up until yesterday, Play Music. But I’m starting to get tired of Google’s products for a very simple and maybe even petty reason.

State of the Union

October 26, 2017
Where are the projects at? I have a lot of projects on my plate right now. While also a full-time student, I am also working on expanding my portfolio and knowledge for the real world, which means a lot of projects. My current project I’m focusing on is the podcast hosting app written in Go, named Pogo. It’s a straightforward CMS for managing podcast episodes, and automatically generates an RSS feed.