08 october 2022

This tool is pretty cool! If you're an outsider, and don't know what am I talking about, it's the tilde.club internal blogging tool, ttpb or something like that. It's literally Twitter but better and not toxic! Also internal with an option to publish things. So yeah, you can publish things, see other people's blogs, subscribe to them, etc. In fact I'm currently writing this article with it!

However, what I have noticed about it, is that it is pretty slow when it comes to loading database contents. Python literally hates being fast when it comes to databases, and that's what the took claims to be written in. I might take a look at the source code and rewrite it in Golang or something one day, who knows. This blog is probably going to be me sharing cool stuff and complaining about how I'm too dumb to realize that save formats are easy to edit, lol.

Or this might get abandoned forever, with this being the only post! Who knows? Some people here create amazing things, examples are bbj, the internal forum, this tool, ttbp, ttrv, the reddit viewer made with elinks (It's not exactly terrible but I don't really like it), bashblog, another blog tool and a ton more! There is so much to do on this pubnix, and I'm excited to be here! I might host a Minecraft Pi server for it at some point! Another idea I have is to make another social media for it, preferrably in something fast like Golang or Java. tilde.club is great!

As for what will happen with my other website, I'll probably make it redirect here or something. It's not active anyway. Some assets will stay on it because yeah, old links will break, otherwise, everything's gonna be here.

A disadvantage of this blogging tool is that it doesn't provide any options for custom themes. Like I really want my blog to look like ~elly's blog on tilde.town. It looks so cool (And actually got me into tilde/pubnixes). The custom theme parts could be done with Twig templates. I worked with them in a pull on an Appwrite repository, and honestly, I really like them. It's kind of sad to see only a few people use these tools (bbj is barely active, most blogs with ttbp are 10 months old and got no new posts) because, really, they are AWESOME!!!! Like seriously, there's an internal command-line forum, an IRC, and a ton more! Other tildes have more of these cool thingies that really make them awesome! I'm really looking forward to contributing to these amazing projects.

One other thing I find cool about pubnixes is that you can quickly exit your multiplexer without worrying about saving all changes and pushing to your repository. You can literally have IRC open and accessible from any device that has an internet connection and SSH support! That's extremely impressive for an unmodified potato Unix computer!