When a website required limited access, I needed a way to lock it down to specific physical devices. I couldn't rely on IP addresses which might change regularly, and while a strong password requirement might be sufficient I wanted something a little more secure. Not to mention that it shouldn't be crawled by any search engines either. The solution was a Cloudflare client certificate and mTLS firewall rule.
Coming across old electronics is always a nice surprise, until you find out that they may no longer work quite right. Such was the case a few weeks ago when I yet again came across my old original Gameboy DMG-01 and plugged in Super Mario Land with some fresh batteries for my youngest to play. Unfortunately, no dice. After a few minutes of trying I was able to get it to turn on once for a short while before it turned itself and refused to come to life again.
So it's been a couple years in the making, but I suppose you could call this the soft launch. The domain has changed slightly and displayed nothing but a simple "coming soon" message for more than 3 years, and I ended up using a completely different design than planned. But that's how it goes. The web changes constantly, so I shouldn't be too surprised.