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May 16th, 2020

I am NOT dead! Just haven't updated my website in a while. I just finished writing a very basic guide of youtube-dl. I intend on writing more very basic guides of similar programs that are very complicated, and tell people how to do the simple thing they probably want to do with the programs. Reading the man page for a complicated program to do a simple task isn't fun, and I frequently find myself ducking how to do the simple task. I'd like to do one for FFmpeg as well, mostly so I force myself to learn FFmpeg.

In other news, I've been working on the second (?) reboot of NMB, my old Discord bot I used to learn how to make one. I am in the process of implementing a system to catch long eBay, Amazon, etc. links full of trackers and referrals, delete them, and send back a shortened link with less tracking. I'll probably release it on GitHub soon, so you can all see my terrible terrible JavaScript and hopefully improve on it.

Alright, it's time for me to disappear for another month. See you in June!

Update 2020-12-07: Updated link to youtube-dl guide as part of of blog re-organization.