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Reduce React Native XCode build time

This was a tough cookie to crack for me. I've been annoyed with how the iOS builds of the KopiRun app take like 45minutes to build in AppCenter and was trying to figure out a way to cache the that gets compiled when you build the app. For most cases…

19 July, 2021

AppCenter caching for Vendor libraries

You are using AppCenter as your CI/CD tool for your mobile app, and it's great in terms of helping you to distribute the apps to users to test and submitting the application to the Play Store/App Store. However, your build times are absymal and you…

12 July, 2021

Mini Ryzen NAS

I had some spare 10TB drives due to a previous server build failing and not panning out. I looked at the current available pre-built solutions on the market like Synology and QNAP but was unsatisfied with the pricing especially when you factored in…

17 February, 2021

Deep Links for iOS and Android on Netlify

I was playing around with Netlify to see how it compared to GitHub pages or GitLab pages, and I must say that I'm geuninely impressed with their free offering. They provide a lot of value for hosting static websites. I might even decide to move this…

09 October, 2020

Universal Server Build

This server build has been going on for a while now... like 2 years from planning to what I consider "complete", and it's mainly because I have a list of objectives that I would've liked to achieved with this particular build. This has had me…

17 September, 2020

MacOS and Windows running on Proxmox

I've been working on this tiny turned big sized project on running both MacOS and Windows on a single workstation at the same time. There were a lot of challenges with this build from various usability issues to issues that I faced with my personal…

31 August, 2020

USB Data Blockers

I've been slowly upgrading my workstation with the relevant hardware and since this is a server board, we don't have modern things like USB3 or HDMI ports. We're left with a VGA port that's uses the onboard gpu to output. I would like to get this…

04 July, 2020

Labs Page Populated

So I finally had some time and decided to quickly populate the lab page with the equipment that I currently have in my server rack. You'll notice that Lab 2 is still empty, and it will be so until I can head down to the location to record the…

16 June, 2020

New website

Figured it's time I built a new site considering I never really finished the last one due to life and what not. This site is now built with Gatsby, hosted on GitHub and distributed via CloudFlare. Intending to write up a few posts about the rubbish I…

05 June, 2020