Me (Sam Poder)

Sam Poder

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👋 G'day! My name is Sam and I'm an Australian secondary school student (second year of IB at the moment) living in Singapore. I enjoy making things (mostly involving code), running hackathons and learning about random pieces of trivia. Here's what I've been up to recently (from my Scrapbook):

Tue, Mar 21

19,626 posts have been made by 860 Hack Clubbers in #scrapbook since June 2020 (this was my first post from back in the day!). Just under three years later, it’s time for Scrapbook to evolve. We’ve always wanted more clubs to post on Scrapbook, however, many club members aren’t on the Slack. Now you can create a Scrapbook profile entirely from the web! This will give club members a space to share what they’re creating in their clubs. Alongside that, accounts can be created / managed from the web and you react to posts like you do in #scrapbook. Leaders: head to to create pages for your clubs. Members can post on there and share what they create in your club with the world! Custom domains & CSS (like on Scrapbook profiles) are supported - these pages would make for sick club websites. It uses the classic combination of Next.js & Prisma with the new addition of next-auth! @scrappy-U015D6A36AG also now uses Bolt which has been a nice quality of life improvement. Here’s the GitHub: v2 is in beta at the moment, check it out here: bugs are expected and I super appreciate a ping when you stumble across one. looking for something to make & post about? react to this post with a 💥 to receive an inspirational* message & idea from @scrappy-U015D6A36AG (who also got a refresh last week)!

Thu, Mar 16


Thu, Feb 23

WHW! Fixed the 500 error on that Toby spotted :D

Wed, Feb 22

Used Vercel’s @og-image package to generate images for the currently playing song that I can then display on the PyPortal (once I get it working). Try it out:!

Tue, Feb 21

whw! bashing my head on a wall as I try to figure out this error when trying to display an album cover on the PyPortal

Mon, Feb 20

still working out the jns and outs of the pyportal! soon it'll look like...

Sun, Feb 19

whw! setup by pyportal!

Sat, Feb 18

got pausing and resuming songs working!

Fri, Feb 17

Got the first part of the project working! Arsh's resin records have been coming along well as well!

Thu, Feb 16

hit a brick wall with my code! got the WiFi working but I'm still a bit stick with the RFID module... will try again tomorrow

Wed, Feb 15

worked on two pieces of software for ! I’ve got the basic RFID reading code for the NodeMCU and also some serverless functions to control my Spotify account.

Tue, Feb 14

whw! in 30 deg c anyways, today I worked on making a schematic for the laser cut box @arsh7chetana is making tomorrow :D in the meantime, @arsh7chetana made a silicone mold of a record! (poor @NeilGhosh has mock exams…)

Fri, Feb 10

Playing around with Astro & visualising political donations with colours!

Sat, Dec 31

Happy New Year!!

Fri, Dec 30

Hi from Epoch!

Mon, Dec 26

Boarded and ready to fly to Delhi! Can't wait to see you all!

Sun, Dec 4

wild day.

Fri, Dec 2

Got all setup for the big day! A lot of shipping stuff around Singapore and lugging boxes around.

Thu, Dec 1

All packed for the van to take our supplies to Red Hat tomorrow!

Thu, Dec 1

day 3 in public! printed out all the judging sheets, the schedule sheets, the lunch letters, and even got these custom envelopes made!

Tue, Nov 29

day 2/10 of #10-days-in-public! things have been happening on Scrapbook, we’re about to beta test with clubs! here’s a midnight-runthrough:

Mon, Nov 28

Lion City Hacks (T-5 days): Ordered the breakfast (kaya toast & french toast from Ya Kun) & desert (donuts from Dunkin’) today! Arsh also got a massive wad of cash from the bank for a special event.

Sat, Nov 26

Flights all booked for Epoch! Can’t wait to meet everyone!

Thu, Nov 3

!channel Welcome, welcome…. to Stage 2 of our hike into the redwoods: ⚡D Alrighty, so, what is the *boogie* you may be wondering? We’ll be giving our Scrapbook all the features that it needs to be amazing for club leaders and members. The first stage of that begins today! So here’s what I’m asking from you 💬 in this thread, can you drop any ideas (as wild as you’d like) for features that’d help clubs! (and enjoy the short update video / weekly recap)

Sat, Oct 29

GeekcampSG was a bunch of fun @Arash and @ZeyuYao-U03DDMP76GL

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