Hi! I'm Conner, it's lovely to meet you. I'm a fourth year computer science student studying at Carleton University. This website is an embodiment of my passions in computer science, from time to time I'll post interesting content
By far my biggest interest revolves around how a modern OS is built and how everything connects together to form a useable system. I have been using Gentoo for the past few years, to me it’s been a liberating experience as it allows the user to have (near) full control of their system’s software. People are generally intimidated by the complexity of Gentoo, but with a decent background in Linux and some determination it becomes much easier.
My specific interests in data systems revolves around object relational mappers (ORM) and metaprogramming.
Distributed operating systems, distributed computing systems, and the problems that come along with it have been a recent area of research for me.
What is ADVTech?
ADVTech.org was originally my fathers domain which he used for a variety of things, but sadly our family had to sell the domain for a variety of reasons. Years later when I became interested in building an online presence wanted to repurchase
ADVTech.org for sentimental reasons, but the domain had already been snagged. Thus
ADVTech.ca was good enough.
What does it mean exactly? ADVanced TECHnologies.
What technolgies does the site use?
There has been a variety of changes over the years. This website is my playground for experimenting with a variety of web technologies, and blogging is an extra perk of all of this. There have been several revisions of the website:
- Original version was built on WordPress
- Next version was built on Hexo, Hexo worked well but it was poorly supported, thus
- Next version was a complex MERN stack I built, while it did have a slick administrative interface the technical debt to convert it to a single page application was too great
- Current version is built on the hugo generator, using a heavily modified version of the cupper theme. My modifications to the theme allow it to behave like a proper single page application, so navigation can be nice and speedy.