Boyleing Point

Psychotic ramblings about technology

Do not trust Google

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under technology, censorship

I realise that this is one of the most well-explored topics on the privacy-conscious edges of the internet, but seriously... Do not trust Google. Facebook seems to be our current punching bag of choice because of their supposed ability to manipulate political opinion, but in my opinion Google is a much more insidious company with far greater potential for abuse. Google is the largest advertising platform by a significant margin (accounting for 36.3% of advertising in the U.S. with Facebook trailing at 19.3%). At the end of the day, if you delete your Facebook account, what are you really missing out on?

OLAD (one lift a day) results so far

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under fitness

3 months ago I started a new OLAD program. So far it has been a massive success. My lifts are up considerably, and I'm just generally enjoying my time in the gym.

Experimenting with OLAD (One lift a day)

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under fitness

New lifters often place far too much importance on choosing the right program. Stronglifts or Starting Strength? 5/3/1 or PHUL? In reality, the right program is the one that gets you in the gym consistently. For 9 months (minus a couple for a patellar dislocation) I haven't been running a program, instead I get to the gym in the morning and decide on my core lift. The chosen exercise depends on a few factors like, how much energy I have, how my joints feel, how INTENSE I'm feeling...

Mac Miller - Circles

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under music

One of the unfortunate realities of life is that people die. The music industry, eager to exploit, will often take this opportunity to cash in. They'll bastardise the hard work of productive musicians and release posthumous albums, and countless remixes of classic songs from various artists. Look no further than the discography of Notorious B.I.G, 2pac, Big L, or more recently, XXXTENTACION. The latest project from X's estate was an album released in late 2019. Out of 25 tracks, 17 tracks had featured artists for a total of 21 guest verses.

Some of my favourite albums of the 2010s

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under music

Github Actions for web apps

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under technology, webdev

Arguably, the key feature that made Gitlab a market leading platform was their decision to build the platform as an end-to-end application delivery service including version control, CI, Infrastructure, community engagement, and so on. The simplicity that comes with this centralisation made Gitlab really stand out when compared to the Atlassian suite of Bitbucket, Jira, Bamboo. Even more when compared to Github at the time, since their market offering pretty much started and ended at git (with some other things like gh-pages, marketplace, etc).