Humaid AlQassimi

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16 Nov 2019 System76 Kudu4: After two years

Two years and three months ago, I have purchased the Kudu4 laptop from System76, which is essentially a rebranded Clevo N870HZ laptop for Linux. I have enjoyed using the laptop so far, and it has gone through a lot of use and abuse, especially with my rough handling of my laptop in my backpack. The laptop stood well in the past two years in most aspects, the build quality is solid (although heavy).

6 Nov 2019 My Gopher Site

A Gopher version of my website is available! You can access it by visiting gopher://humaidq.ae with a browser that supports it, such as lynx. Or alternatively, view the site with Floodgap on a modern browser. This is how it looks with lynx: In the future, I may extend it to be a closer copy of my current website, and to include the blog, projects, among other things.

19 Oct 2019 Status update, October 2019

A lot has been happening the last month, we have started working on the largest group software development project at the University. We are a team of six people, and have decided to choose Go as our language of choice for the implementation of the smart home system we are building. We have spend the first couple of weeks setting up the group in GitLab and get continuous integration running (so we can have LaTeX PDF builds, and wiki site deployed automatically).

12 Aug 2019 My favourite software

This is a list of software which improved the way I used my computer, the list includes software for backing up, text editing and document processing, Linux/Unix utilities and programs, and desktop environment and applications.

8 Jan 2019 Best articles I read in 2018

I have read many great articles related to programming and Computer Science in 2018, I have gathered articles which I enjoyed most. Some of these are articles are over a decade old, but I find it essential that every programmer or computer scientist reads these articles.

23 Jul 2018 My new website & blog

Welcome to my newly designed website, which includes a Git projects page, a blog, a gallery and my contact information. The website used to run on a web server which I wrote using the Go programming language, and had a login page with GitHub authentication. But I do not have a reason anymore to have a dynamic website1, it is possible to have a website which is static and be able to host all the content I need.

Articles from blogs I follow around the net

These articles do not represent my opinions or views.

Designing and 3D printing a new part for my truck

I drove a car daily for many years while I was living in Colorado, California, and New Jersey, but since I moved to Philadelphia I have not needed a car. The public transit here is not great, but it’s good enough to get where I need to be and it’s a lot easi…

via Drew DeVault's Blog March 25, 2020

The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers

Since the first browser war between Netscape and Internet Explorer, web browsers have been using features as their primary means of competing with each other. This strategy of unlimited scope and perpetual feature creep is reckless, and has been allowed to g…

via Drew DeVault's Blog March 18, 2020

Rolling your own encryption

Encryption is tricky to get right. Because some data and communications might be very sensitive or even life-critical for people, beginners are often - and quite rudely- shunned away from playing around with how it works. But if people don’t learn by maki…

via Gokberk Yaltirakli March 15, 2020

New Blog Post: Redesigning My Website's Logo

Redesigning My Website's Logo Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-02-28 | Last Updated: 2020-02-28 I got tired of the way my old logo looked so when my website redesign was complete I endeavoured to completely redesign my logo. I wanted a logo that was …

via paritybit.ca - Blog February 28, 2020

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