My website :)

Maybe I’ll actually make it useful in the future, but for now, it remains my little playground :wink:

The website is now updated to feature all of my accounts and in the future, all of my projects and stuff I’ve worked on.

Little bit of a backstory: I’ve always wondered how you guys (the community) have so many websites; apparently domains cost money. I noticed some of the websites (like @FManga 's Project ABE) have the GitHub thingy. Never thought you could host from GitHub, but I tried it out and I actually have a website now :slight_smile:


What sort of pizza?


I don’t know, vegetable pizza?

Onions, green pepper, mushroom, that sort of stuff.


Coincidentally I’ve also been looking into GitHub pages lately.
Perhaps we’ll be able to share some resources or knowledge?

I keep putting off setting mine up because I can’t decide on how I want things to look, or how to best interlink the pages.

Also I’ve never really done much web dev, so my HTML, CSS and JS knowledge are still pretty poor.
(Not that I’ll be using much JS if I can help it.)

I approve.

By ‘green pepper’, do you mean ‘bell’ peppers or some variety of chili?
(I’m presuming the former.)

It can be surprising how much of a difference there is between countries/cultures in the naming of vegetables and spices.

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Bell pepper for sure.

I’ve heard ‘capsicum’ somewhere too.


Firstly: I don’t think you can have a licence file (or any file not related to HTML/CSS/possibly Javascript) in the repo (it didn’t load the website for me after having a licence file).

Secondly: I think the first time you create the website, you have to go to Settings → Pages and click “visit website” (after having an index.html file) to sort of “activate” the website. Maybe the first reason exists just because I didn’t to that, and might be invalid.

Thirdly: It takes time to update, a few minutes at least, so I recommend making and testing it yourself (in your own editor and your own browser) then uploading to GitHub later.

Apparently there are people that say that.

I find it a bit weird though because it’s very unspecific: the genus capsicum includes both ‘bell’ peppers and chili peppers (and a lot of other species). In fact, technically ‘bell’ and chili peppers are actually the same species (capsicum annuum), but they’re not exactly interchangeable when it comes to cooking.

I’ll look into that. There’s likely a way, even if you have to add an explicit include into the config file.

That’s one of the reasons I’ll likely be sticking to HTML rather than making use of the Jekyll features. I can’t be bothered to install Jekyll (and it’s not officially supported for Windows anyway, so I’d have to jump through hoops to get it working).

By the way, your website is technically ill-formed because the first two lines aren’t proper HTML.
If it was meant to be a comment, comments in HTML are done with <!-- and -->, not #. Otherwise, just stick it in a p tag in the body.

There’s a few other things you’re missing that you’re technically supposed to have, but nothing that’s likely to upset a web browser.

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I’ll probably re-deisgn the website later today to actually display myself and some projects I’ve worked on-sort of like a resume.

Okay it’s all updated now :+1:
I’ll do the font and add other stuff tomorrow or sometime later.

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You should make all the links actual HTML hyperlinks. E.g:

Instead of:
<a href="">Arduboy</a>

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bump for

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I get the feeling this thread is going to slowly evolve into an HTML tutorial.

As much as this has more bells and whistles, @Ard_Flamingo gets bonus points for writing his HTML manually, like we did in the olden days.

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I’ve always done all my web coding in raw HTML/CSS.


Australians for one.

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Thanks! I’ll update it and add in my Stack Overflow account as well.

I didn’t realize at first that this is ‘arduboy’ scrambled!

:skull: :moyai:


Apparently, my sister is a Java coder, according to her resume, and she told me it’s a standard highschool thing. Now I have one more thing to fear…

Hey … if you do not mind me asking, how old are you?


Oh no guys I’m going to be exposed :(

I’m 12 right now, but like 2 months away from 13. Been here since 11 but known about the Arduboy since I was like 10.

Besides, my Arduboy packaging says ages 12 to infinity :stuck_out_tongue:.

But really, how old did you think I was with all the memes?

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So … you were using it when you were under-aged? Naughty, naughty.

I know some old people - my age, the wrong side of 50 - who are meme addicts.


You caught me :flushed:


Everything I know…
All my beliefs…
My whole life…

Everything I know to be true is…not true?

Insert Matrix meme.


Very 90s - and I mean that in a good way.

It reminds me of Larry Wall’s website, but in a less garish colour.

The list given by Wikipedia seems to suggest it’s an Indian Ocean thing: India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Kiwiland, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

‘Dying of laughter and then completely stoic’?

I don’t really speak emoji.

It’s quite a commonly taught language. They taught us Java in college.

I don’t know how that compares age-wise to what you call ‘highschool’, but either way I expect they teach it to younger people these days than when I was at school.

Java’s not quite in the ‘awful’ tier of languages, but it’s not the nicest either.
Very verbose, very ‘everything is an object’ (and not in a good way), and various limitations due to design choices (e.g. the way the JVM is designed, type erasure).
C# is basically the better Java, but its support for Mac and Linux is still unfortunately limited.

It’s at least a little bit nicer now than it was back when I learnt it. Back then it didn’t have lambda expressions/anonymous functions (whatever it chooses to call them), the Stream API, or type inference.

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For a language that is almost 30 years old, its still very popular for backend web development and its bastard cousin, Javascript, still dominates the front-end web development. Everyone bangs on about Python and how its the most commonly used language nowadays but I wonder how it would rank when you take out the ‘sometimes scripters’ and surveyed the ‘all day developers’. Don’t get me wrong, each of these languages has its place …

28 in a three months if you go by release year rather than design year.

Believe or not though, Python is actually the older language. It’ll be 32 in just under a fortnight.

Lesser known fact: originally Eich wanted to use a LISP-like language rather than JavaScript.
(Which probably explains JavaScript’s ridiculous semantics and horribly weak typing. I’m not sure which would have been worse.)

It likely depends on the company.

One of the reasons Google’s really pushing Python (setting up all those ‘code camps’ and ‘learn to code’ campaigns) is because they use it a lot internally and want their pick of developers.

Java likely finds more use in the more stalwart, traditional software companies.
Also Android still uses Java quite a bit.

The JVM itself finds use beyond Java though. There’s also Scala, Kotlin, Groovy, and Clojure to factor in.