At DEFCON 24, the so-called “Bender
badges” from AND!XOR
were selling like hotcakes. To get mine, I had to huddle with a group of people
in the Bally’s elevator lobby, refreshing their Twitter feed. When they finally
posted what floor they were on, a stampede ensued.
I was familiar with village and party badges, but didn’t know that standalone
badges on their own could be popular. Inspired by this success, I decided to
make some badges for DC25, and with some help from my SO, I’ve done just that.
It has long been a goal of mine to operate a server closet, annoucing a meager
allocation of IP addresses, allowing me to host a mail server away from prying
eyes, and an web server away from prying hands (ie, for free). Today, that dream
is finally a reality! Let me tell you a story, friend.
It is with great embarrassment that I would like to announce that I spent the
better part of my Saturday writing this ridiculous theme. You can clone the git
repo and apply it to your own Hugo site from my
repo on GitLain.
Since Twitter is no good for anything cohesive, this space will serve as my ranting area.
The name of this site is a reference to the text encoding of the same name, that is one of the more common encodings used in Japanese computing, along with ISO-2022-JP for emails, and EUC-JP for UNIX-like systems. All three are becoming increasingly rare, in favor of UTF-8. I mainly picked it for the domain hack (my first choice was ascii.express, which was sadly taken and unused).