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.
- More from @HoytArboretum. #PDX https://t.co/mb0op5Z2DZ
- Great walk today with fall colors and weird berries at @HoytArboretum. #PDX https://t.co/uh8SQCspUZ
- Pet peeve: another #WordPress security article recommending Limit Login Attempts plugin, last updated 4 years ago. Really? Get out much?
- Nice read on @suppports in #CSS3 https://t.co/tUwvFxCn6D 77% of browsers support @supports already.
- Good perspective on #WordPress pluses and minuses by Gina Trapani: https://t.co/YVVbW6j9Fx
- Fun to review occasionally: curated list of Falsehoods that Programmers Believe https://t.co/W1bBiRJ0gj #software
- Hey, what's an order of magnitude among friends? 10x more stars in the observable universe! https://t.co/qJp2XglWen #needmorefingers
- Time for Oregon, Washington to batten down the hatches! https://t.co/1tkqIgDapA Beautiful animation of powerful sto… https://t.co/zzAsSosJSh
- This is a pretty fun idea.... https://t.co/hWpLoa1ECD
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!