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I picked this domain back in 2013 and have stuck with it ever since. It was originally solely a place to host my mixes -- hence the name, resembling a radio station -- but organically evolved over time into what you see here.
The current meaning of the domain name is:
empty Formless Machine, Computing Carefully
This site runs on an Uberspace host (a shared hosting provider which runs a non-virtualized environment kind of like a blend between a tilde server and a "traditional" VPS). They offer flexible pricing, anonymous payments, and (all things considered) generous resource allocation, all running on renewable energy.
For reference, I currently run the following services off this host:
- the hack lab - my git server
- the black hole cafe - my honk instance
- a couple other private services
Another consideration is accessibility over poor internet connections. All images are either hand-optimized (background/banner images and SVG icons) or optimized by resizing and dithering (thumbnails). This, combined with the aforementioned points, leads to even the heaviest pages on the site having low payload size and quick load times.
The hack lab runs on legit: a very simple git web interface written in go.