The Fortune Cookie is a current side project of mine. First, I ported the old Unix file-based fortune cookie program to PHP (as seen here), and now I am in the process of converting it to store quotations in a custom MySQL table. I'm currently using Ajax to inject the cookie into the page, but the in-development version uses the WordPress REST API to collect information from the backend. The end result will be a WordPress plugin.
Recently on Twitter as @dffmonolith
Most of my writing these days is in 140-character chunks, and here are my most recent tweets.
- Three of my favorites: rose, fuchsia, hydrangea. #flowersinbloom Flowers everywhere in #PDX this summer! https://t.co/rtqUSyK8r9
- These postmortems are always interesting.... https://t.co/J9pkTOdnbC
- Excellent PSA from @xkcd https://t.co/csGFTXYxOT on First Amendment. Hint: it doesn't say "free from consequences".
- Very detailed look at styling modal boxes for Web pages: https://t.co/ahLHMHLxL4 #CSS3 Overlays, buttons, scrolling, open/close.
- One of my prize possessions: Apollo 11 medal has actual atoms from the LEM and command module! #NASA https://t.co/C2rhmOaEj7
- I just can't bring myself to follow people whose feed is filled with "thanks for following". Boring and useless. #toomanythanks
- One of the Great Moments! https://t.co/iynt4wcsWA
- My favorite fantasy series ever -- please don't butcher it like the Goodkind "Seeker" series! #ZelaznyStillBest https://t.co/gaqKHyGTKs
Help Us Look for Aliens!
Whether you believe in Benevolent Overlords or BEMs, it behooves us to find the aliens before they find us. You know they’re out there, and it would be a lot less disruptive to find their radio signals than it would be to welcome them in person. The SETI project has been searching for years, using hundreds of thousands of computers to process data from Arecibo using the BOINC distributed computing screensaver.
If you have some spare cycles, join my team: AstroScum — Team 747680. Our combined score is pretty good for only 3 people, but it’s tough to compete against those with access to server farms. Join my team and share the credit when we discover the first verifiable alien signals!