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). Next, I turned it into a WordPress plugin that stores quotations in a custom MySQL table. The plugin includes an Import function and a starting library of a thousand quotes and aphorisms. I'm using the WordPress REST API to collect information from the backend.
Recently on Twitter as @dffmonolith
Most of my writing these days is in 140-character chunks, and here are my most recent tweets.
- @cstross @GreatDismal It's becoming clear that @GreatDismal is writing future history, not fiction.
- Fun with #css3 RGBA, blend modes, CSS variables: https://t.co/9mwEg0N34Q Great examples. #HTML5
- RT @wploop: Using Let's Encrypt SSL With Your #WordPress Project https://t.co/vMTcemqhDI via @tutsplus
- NASA has seemingly confirmed the EM Drive works! https://t.co/bLmGeZBXRO I guess Newton's Third Law was really just a guideline.
- Excellent, very thorough article on designing a CSS grid system: https://t.co/6roeZqh4yT #css3 Pointers to other resources, too.
- @eaj Sounds much healthier -- everybody could use some Good Vibrations right now!
- XKCD on the Old Days of Computing: https://t.co/cVYr06iuxR I always hated throwing them away when they filled up! #xkcd
- Fun read about NASA's flying wing for Mars: https://t.co/alzozDZS78 More efficient for thin atmosphere, and more stylish. #NASA
- Interesting writeup on CSS Grid Layouts (and Flexbox): https://t.co/J0Bv8wcJSD Coming soon to a browser near you! #css3
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!