There are still several big chunks of functionality before it's worth releasing. I've built the backend mechanism that lets you import, view, and edit cookies, and next is the mechanism that manages the actual instances (views) of cookies on the page. Coming soon!
This plugin kept generalizing itself as it progressed, so it's actually a good way to dynamically inject display cards at arbitrary places on a page. I've defined several types of cookies to start ('Quote' and 'Aphorism'), and I built an import mechanism that reads a text file of fortune cookies and stores them in a table in the WordPress database. The rendering function that creates the HTML for a given cookie is determined by the type, so you could easily add a new type or change the rendering function for an existing type.
Recently on Twitter as @dffmonolith
Most of my writing these days is in 140-character chunks, and here are my most recent tweets.
- I'd love to go see this! Will they let me bring my dog Gilmour? https://t.co/Gc1yjFNM9V
- My annual remembrance: 11 years since I sold my bed & breakfast. Here's my favorite sunset from the lawn. https://t.co/NZmepzZ7j9
- Managing page shifts as content (media, ads, fonts) loads: https://t.co/L3Wv5BI4OL #CSS3 #html
- This is awesome! (about to lose a chunk of hours) https://t.co/RTt2sVvnpb
- SETI finds a strong signal, but probably from a military satellite: https://t.co/kgwzRnVIdN #KeepLooking My bet's on KIC 8462852!
- Some nice-looking browser-based tools for designers: https://t.co/39Xg3PvglY
- It's perfect -- I want one. Love the last line! https://t.co/cVcNasK97E
- Good description of Google's WebP image format: https://t.co/gxCDrYoa5M Tips on conversion from JPEG, and how to safely use in HTML.
- RT @ScripttheWeb: NodeJS code injection vulnerability https://t.co/w8pQcTff79 #bugbounty #nodejs #rce https://t.co/rRgnkQaIIv via @artsploit
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!