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.
- Could be handy: free geocoding/reverse geocoding service: https://t.co/of9H2Icava (30K requests/day for free tier) #maps #JSON
- Detailed analysis of typography and design in Blade Runner: https://t.co/eMQLN9EaHW Love the analysis of ESPER machine's "enhance"!
- Essential meta tags for social media(Facebook and Twitter): https://t.co/SreMZ46yDc #html5
- See what a unified community can do, he said non-sarcastically. https://t.co/naxiayghby
- Kudos to @Medium for publishing their interview process: https://t.co/T5yqSnTHB0 1st time I've seen anything like it as a job seeker.
- @CassidyQuinn No. Maybe you just, uh, have a lot of material to work with. :)
- Nailed the distinction between premature optimization and just "doing things right": https://t.co/pfyiLRDrqB #xkcd
- What if we locate intelligent signals from space? https://t.co/CXz6LIX6Zv So Tesla detected space signals (from Jupiter). #NikolaNotElon
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!