A Weekend That Changed My Life

Every now and then we all have those long holiday weekends that we look back on that are distinguished above all others. This weekend was no exception. Like many holidays, I spent the last few hours before setting off trying to organise everything I needed, marking the start of the holiday. Leaving things to last-minute is nothing unusual for me but I knew that I would return from this holiday with my life forever different.

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Raspberry Pi Backup Server

So I recently reached the limits on my free 2GB Basic Dropbox (it’s not much, I know) and I’ve always wanted to find my own way of syncing and backing up my data securely. I’ve tried services like OwnCloud and NextCloud before, which work okay but are not perfect. These services require a little more technical ability to set up (encryption, web server, e.t.c) and cost money if you choose to use a cloud-based solution such as DigitalOcean or Vultr rather than self-hosting.

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Switching back to WordPress

As you may have seen from my previous post, I have been a user of both Jekyll and WordPress to serve my websites in the past – both of which have been extremely useful. This being said, after some thought and consideration, I have decided to switch back to WordPress once again. Why you may ask? I simply enjoy the ability to have a full WYSIWYG editor when writing content. As much as I love free stuff, I really feel that Jekyll was lacking so much functionality. To be honest, I find the idea of writing blog posts in markdown and uploading via git a little tedious and time-consuming.

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Generating Editor Graphs from Wikipedia Articles

There is no doubt that Wikipedia as a service is super, super useful. I don’t know how many times I’ve used it to learn about a new topic. Wikipedia is perhaps best well-known for its service as a collaborative platform where users (or editors) of any background can come and contribute towards sharing their knowledge and ensure that a given Wikipedia article maintains a high quality.

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I’m going to be a Ph.D student!

As the title suggests, as of October 2018 (this year) I will become a Ph.D student. This is something in life I never thought I would ever achieve, but nevertheless, it brings me great pleasure to say that my I may very well end up getting my doctorate. The best part is that it’s funded. More details on what my research will involve will follow.