This was a holiday/advent weblog series which ran during December 2022, mostly documenting the creation of’s beta service. We’ll be back in December 2023 with more fun stuff for the holidays!

25 Days of

Day 13

Today saw a ton of effort in optimizing the API as well as the data storage and site generation processes. There have been a few amazing folks who have begun to put the service through its paces, and it’s clear that a great deal more work is needed to get things running smoothly. More to come on that tomorrow, hopefully.

Today, I’d like to introduce a fun little side-side-project. I’ve mentioned before (in just a couple of places, mostly on IRC, so you might have missed it) that I wanted to start a sort of virtual badge thing—and I even bought a domain for it ( But earlier today when I was thinking about that project again, I realized that “badges” just wasn’t doing it for me. I like the overall concept, but I want to do something just a little different. So, with that, I’ll be working on over the coming months.

What’s a charm? It’s just a little... thing. You can collect them and show them off. There’s more to it than that, of course, but that’s for another day.

See you again tomorrow, hopefully with some news on weblog optimization!

— Adam