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fLaMEds Homepage

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Kia ora 👋, I'm fLaMEd 🔥 and this is my homepage, a collection of stuff that I like.

I have had a passion for making homepages for a long time. There's always been a time in my life where I have had a homepage in one form or another.

This homepage is being constructed in public, it is constantly under construction. I will often push changes to it to try things out. I spend too much time coding and configuring and need to focus on writing the never ending stream of ideas and concepts down.

Selected writing

  • My Web Manifesto: I love the Internet, but not all things about the Internet. On this page I dive deep into the current state of the Internet and explore whether it is heading in an ideal direction.
  • Early Web Memories: This page details my earliet memories of getting online and surfing the web, I remember all of the fun times, and the not so fun times.

Site updates

  • 19 July, 2022: It's been easy to not run out of stuff away from the computer lately.

    I've updated the Vinyl Collection page to add new new records that arrived today, both Czarface. Czarface debut album from 2013 and Czarface, MF Doom – Super What? which released 2021. Looks like I'm up to 30 in the collection now, wow!

    I still have a to-do list item to take a photo of each record and stop hotlinking discogs, lol.

    I think that I've managed to fix the API calls on the Bookshelf page from Oku. Added currently reading, and want to read sections as they were avialable as part of the API.

  • 16 July, 2022: I was never sure how I was going to handle or record updates to the Gameshelf page so figured this would be the best place to do that.

    I have an aging RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and am running Pop!_OS as an operating system.

    The graphics card had been giving me a lot of grief lately where it was hitting 86°C while gaming which caused the fans to spin up to over 4000 RPM which was really loud. I spent some time yesterday and took the card apart to have a look.

    The thermal paste that comes stock from the factory was very dry and very sparse, I'm not sure how much contact was actually being made. Secondly, the thermal pads were not in a great state either.

    I spent a couple of hours removing the old thermal paste and pads and cleaning the components before re-applying new paste and pads.

    I'm so glad that I did this as I was able to game with the graphics card sitting between 65-75°C and fans at an ideally 2000 RPM.

    Second to that, I was able to get Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy running with the latest Nvidia 515 drivers and GE-Proton7-24. Happy with this as I've been wanting to play this but wasn't able to until now. Looking to finish this up before Season 4 of World of Warcraft kicks off.

    Looking forward to my 2080 Ti working for a little while longer before I'm able to build a new PC.

  • 14 July, 2022: That took a bit longer than I anticipated but I'm happy with the final result. Might not be noticible but have tweaked fonts, font sizes, spacing and managed to handle both base and page template layouts in the single css file. The base template uses a grid layout and the page template uses a flex layout, all the same html elements.

    The new navigation doesn't use javascript, and works on all pages, but there are some issues on the page layout where the breadcrumbs are 3 links deep where they cover the hamburger on smaller screens.

    Other than that I don't expect to make any major changes until the new year where I'm hoping to get a new design done!

  • 01 July, 2022: Hey, have been doing & dealing with a number of things away from fLaMEd fury recently. The days fly by. Have made some minor changes. Have plans to revamp the front page along with the CSS backend. I will be keeping the graphics and colours. Noticed that the API used for the bookshelf has changed again, will need to take a look to fix that. Scenequeen has kindly made a new link button, check it out to the left.

  • 05 May, 2022: Hey, have updated the Vinyl Collection page to include details of my record collection. Album covers, varients, numbered limited editions and some thoughts on the release. Check it out.

All site updates.

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