Antoine Kalmbach

This is my microblog. This is cross posted to There is a RSS feed available.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 09:25

Some frontpage updates. Created a single stream of updates, probably easier to follow the order of things. Also disabled IFTTT for now. I don’t really care who reads what I do on Twitter!

Friday, September 04, 2020 at 12:42

Configured Emacs and mu4e for reading mail, offlineimap for retrieval and msmtp for sending it. That was surprisingly easy.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 09:48

Did some style changes on the site. Narrowed down the body width and changed fonts to serif. I’ll probably change it again in a year, but that’s the fun part. It’s never finished!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 08:38

Nice, IFTTT cross-posting to Twitter works. It’ll sync stuff on my own site to Twitter, but replies won’t be visible, doesn’t matter. I was after POSSE anyway. Webmention replies should work but Twitter doesn’t support that - I won’t see Twitter replies.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 08:08

Testing Twitter cross-posting with IFTT! Found the method in this article, if it doesn’t work I’ll probably pay for to do this for me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 06:43

Having fun with analog electronics. Turns out it’s much more fun (and challenging) to eschew microcontrollers. Lots of things can be done with op-amps, comparators, 555 timers and some of the intermediate-complex stuff can be done using CMOS4000 series digital ICs. All of this is dirt cheap! Even those 4000 series ICs cost a third of the cheapest 8-bit AVR micros.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 09:50

Built the white noise generator. Turns out the baby doesn’t need white noise to fall asleep anymore. Next: UV index detector. I’ll use a regular 405 nm ultraviolet LED as a sensor! LEDs can act as light detectors, they won’t be as precise as real photodiodes, but it’ll be close enough.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 07:23

Getting PCB designs ready for a prototype project done in KiCad. Works now on a breadboard, soldered stripboard is next. What is it? A white noise generator to help a baby fall asleep. It’s digital, I could’ve built an analog version but a µc solution costs less and takes up less space.

Monday, June 15, 2020 at 13:00

Cool. Now the microblogging feature is ready. Cross-posting should work and the individual µblog entry should work here as well!

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 08:00

Ok, think I should be able to get multiple posts on the same day.

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 06:00

Well, here goes another. Let’s see how this thing goes!

Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 00:00

Let’s see if this thing can actually sync the post contents to Interesting.