Website size: approx. 32 KB - half of the Commodore 64's available RAM
Welcome to my personal website. It's a work in progress at the moment, but feel free to take a look around.
I'm learning web development using the tutorials provided at MDN Web Docs. They manage to be both comprehensive, yet beginner-accessible. They cover best practices and accessibility in relative detail, which is some stuff you just might not pick up elsewhere. Highly recommended!
I recently switched to the Pale Moon browser from Firefox because I like supporting projects like that; plus, the browser is really functional and runs all the web apps I use like a charm. I would recommend giving it a shot if you're a little uncomfortable with the monopoly that Google has on browsers (owns Google Chrome and funds 90% of Mozilla :O).
On the topic of the name
Why did I name this site dFRAG? Well, it's a reference to the process of disk defragmentation, which is where data is shuffled around on a disk to fit more continuously (Wikipedia page on defragmentation). I like to think that's what this site aims to do -- just gather cool links and stuff from around the web for your reading enjoyment. Ironically, my laptop has an SSD and I am more of a Linux user myself, so I'll probably never need to deal with defragging myself (defragging SSDs is pointless and the Linux ext4 filesystem would handle that for me anyway). Still, I think the term has a cool hacker-y retro feel to it!
Cool links (updated )
Open Source Game Clones: A collection of remakes and clones of classic and modern video games. Sure, there's quite a bit of garbage, but I came across the gem bab be u on it. bab be u alone makes this site worth it. You won't get content like it anywhere else, folks.
BeepBox: Cool tool for making and sharing chiptunes. They recently made an update that added a bunch of filters, extra synthesisers and presets! I'll make a page for my own chiptune demos when I get time.
Metaflop Modulator: An online tool for creating and tuning fonts using sliders; behind the scenes, the tool uses Metafont, which is something the guy who created LaTeX and authored The Art of Computer Programming, Donald Knuth (Wikipedia), cooked up in the late 70s. The dFRAG 'logo' font at the top of the page was made using the 'Adjuster' font!
NEWHackaday Blog: You guys, this blog is very cool! They cover all manner of fascinating electronic and technical projects that clever people are working on, plus some other articles that anyone that's into "hacking" (in the old sense of the word) will find interesting. Like solder? Like microcontrollers? Like Linux? This one's for you. (High frequency of posts!)
NEWAdvent of Code: Daily coding puzzles to keep your brain warm this Christmas season. It's a pretty good excuse to stay inside your heated (in Northern Hemisphere) or air-conditioned (in the Southern) abode for an hour or two every day.