Hi, I'm Tyler.
Welcome to my very own piece of the internet. My coding playground. My written curiosities . My digial identity (even my own handwriting).
A while back, I stumbled upon a quote by Dr. Clyde Kilby which says, "I shall not fall into the falsehood that this day, or any day, is merely another ambiguous and plodding twenty-four hours, but rather a unique event, filled, if I so wish, with worthy potentialities."
Worthy potentialities. I love it! My hope is that you somehow become amazed by "the strange glory of ordinary things" found on this site.
Here is one of my favorites to get you started.
The Web Authentication API (also known as WebAuthn) is a W3C recommendation for defining an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users. In normal words, WebAuthn allows websites to register and authenticate users using state-of-the-art cryptography instead of you having to type in a password! Pretty nifty. Unfortunately, as of January 2021, WebAuthn is still sparesely used across the internet, even though it is supported by all major browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. Interested in learning more? Go to https://tylernix.me/webauthn.
This text is jumbled on purpose.
In order to demonstrate a new authentication protocal called WebAuthn, I created a simple demo.
To unlock the text, connect a USB authenticator, or make sure your device has a built in one like Face ID, and enter a username or email address below.
How to modify your keyboard to improve efficiency
Navigate, delete, and select text without ever removing your hands from your keyboard home row keys.
Debunking "I dont have anything to hide"
Digital privacy is less about you not having anything illegal to hide, and more about you having a choice on who reads/hears your information.
How to solve your ever-growing email inbox
The most prevalent critique of modern communications is that we are always connected to our devices. But the problem is not that we are always connected; the problem is that we are always buffered. There is a keen difference.
Space ASCII Art
I have always been fascinated with outer space...and ASCII art. Something metaphorical about creating art displayed on computers using the very same 1s and 0s inputted and read by the computer.