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Welcome to my site. Here are the things I have recently posted about.

  • 2020-06-22 Status Update: June 2020

    In the second month of status updates I’m going to announce my project for the summertime, and give an update on how I’ve been dealing with COVID.

  • 2020-06-08 My COVID Experience

    Since March, my state has been locked down almost completely, and we’re just now starting to reopen. My experience of the Coronavirus is probably different from most people, and given that the lockdown is getting slightly less strict, it’s a good idea in my eyes to reflect on what’s happened and how I’ve coped with the quarantine.

  • 2020-05-25 De-Googling Part One

    Taking a look at my use of Google and their… not-great history of privacy, I’ve been spending my spare time over the past few years working on, if it’s not possible to completely get off their platform, then at least minimize my use of it.

  • 2020-05-18 My Eagle Trail

    Over the past 12 years, I’ve been involved in the Boy Scouts of America. I’ve gone from a Tiger in elementary school to an Eagle Scout in High School. I’ve poured thousands of hours in both volunteering and camping, both as part of the main BSA program and the OA, and I’ve gone to the largest Scouting event in the world, the World Scout Jamboree. As I’ve now reached the pinnacle of the Scouts BSA program, I figured it would be a good idea to reflect on what brought me here, and where to go.

  • 2020-05-18 Status Update: May 2020

    I figured I’d take a leaf out of other people’s books and start doing monthly status updates (if I remember to do them). For the first month, I’ll be talking about Campmaster Constantine, Discord Scout Council, and this site.

  • 2020-05-02 Online Scouting

    During this pandemic and state of quarantine, many activities are moving online. This includes everything from schools, to work, to Scouting. I am not new to the world of online Scouting, having volunteered at the 2019 Jamboree on the Internet with ScoutLink, and being a member of the largest Discord Scouting community, Discord Scout Troop since April of last year. Through each of these, I’ve made friends from around the world, and learned more about other cultures than I ever would’ve otherwise.
  • 2020-04-29 Announcing Campmaster Constantine

    Overview I’ve been on Discord for five years now, and I’ve been developing bots for it since at least 2016. In that time I’ve really had two major bot projects, namely the OtmasBot and Kronos. Both of those were implemented in Node.JS, and they both had their respective problems. The OtmasBot was a mess, and sometimes the token even got leaked into git as well. Kronos was different. Kronos had a decent command framework (run through discord.
  • 2020-04-11 About

    I’m a High School Junior from New England. I’m an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. In my spare time, I’m a technician-class Amateur Radio operator and hiking enthusiast. I also volunteer wherever I can get my foot in the door, especially with FIRST Robotics. The source for this site’s theme comes from ~tristan957/tristan.partin.io, with modifications from me for my social media and posts, as well as adding this About page.
  • 2020-01-08 Scouts and D&D

    Mechanics It’s hard to play a game like Dungeons and Dragons at camp. Camp gets wet, and so do character sheets. Camp gets muddy and dirty, so do miniatures and game mats. Most importantly, younger Scouts aren’t always as keen on writing everything down and moving miniatures around as older, more experienced players. What my troop has done for these problems is remove a lot of the complexity surrounding the game.
  • 2019-10-15 FIRST Robotics

    Honestly, this post has been a long time coming. I’ve been involved with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) since I was in 4th grade almost nine years ago, and I can honestly say that my life has changed for the better. I was part of my district’s first ever robotics team, competing at our first events, and winning our first awards. That experience was absolutely amazing, and now, working on an FRC team with robots and coding that 4th-grade me could only begin to imagine is even better.

Articles from blogs I follow

General-purpose OS, special-purpose OS, and now: vendor-purpose OS

There have, historically, been two kinds of operating systems: general-purpose, and special-purpose. These roles are defined by the function they serve for the user. Examples of general-purpose operating systems include Unix (Linux, BSD, etc), Solaris, Haiku…

via Drew DeVault's Blog June 26, 2020
How to search Google without using Google, the self-hosted way

Hello everyone! Last week I was talking with a friend and he was complaining about how Google knows everything about us, so I took the chance to recommend some degoogled alternatives: I sent him my blog, recommended DuckDuckGo, Nextcloud, Protonmail, etc. …

via rogs | Blog June 22, 2020
Announcing Rust 1.44.1

The Rust team has published a new point release of Rust, 1.44.1. Rust is a programming language that is empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. If you have a previous version of Rust installed via rustup, getting Rust 1.44.1 is as easy…

via Rust Blog June 18, 2020

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