About 25120.org

The author
Well, this is me. Until I build a better camera this is the best picture I can offer here.

I’d be surprised if you did, but you could know me as fruchti from GitHub or Hackaday.io (or real life, too).

I built this site to share some development stories for my personal side projects, mostly about electronics; projects where I can take a more general approach, spend time experimenting and yak shaving rather than committing to more straight-forward problem solving and engineering right away. In other words, I like to take the scenic route sometimes, and here I can document my roadside findings.

This isn’t the only purpose, though: Not being bound by deadlines has a known, direct effect on side projects and their progress towards completion. Having a blog around serves as a nice motivation for me to wrap up and document these infamous ‘90% done’ shelf items. Hence the name of this site, in allusion to the legendary Signetics 25120, which serves as a metaphor for its minimal purpose: Writing a blog as an end in itself.

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Don’t be surprised that there are some rather old and irregular posts here. The thought of creating a blog has been sitting in the back of my head for a long time; it is itself a side project I wanted to tackle for quite a while, but haven’t gotten around to. Some posts are thus about projects I had completed long before the first line of code for this site existed, so I decided to backdate these accordingly.