1. add a query that is fast on your laptop
2. deploy query to production
3. freak out when page loads take 20sec and you dont know why
4. rollback

"Ovens are computers that keep things hot. Refridgerators are computers that keep things cold." -- Bruce Schneier's "Click here to kill everybody"

eScooters are cellphones with big electric motors.

Reddit Coins are an interesting example of alternate revenue for a popular website.

this post has by far the best explanation of why 0.1+0.2=0.30000000000000004
in languages like javascript that use IEEE floatingpoint.


7Eleven does their loyaty program pretty well. The new Reses Wheel game mechanism showed up today.

Using a tool that turns USGS lidar into a minetest map, I think there is finally an identifyable feature in the data. Topo map: opentopomap.org/#marker=16/45. Minetest screenshot: donp.org/i/djnk.png

flying through miles of riverbed inside minetest from lidar data while listening to a flock of seagulls album is possibly the most awesome thing to happen to me this month during working hours.

basically, what tweetdeck was doing in 2008.

thinking a bit more about user-defined object types inside an activitystreams activity.

first use case is music, what im listening to now. something as simple as a could work. i'd want the mastodon UI to a) pull those messages into a seperate column (titled with the tag). ah yes tag-columns in general. define a list of tags and toots contianing those tags get pulled out of "Home" and into their column. Good for noisy tags like -checkin

Zig, a fantastic "Better C" language has a significant new release. ziglang.org/download/0.3.0/rel Also godbolt.org is amazing.

today's js inconsistency.

> ["A", new Date()]
[ 'A', 2018-09-11T21:30:32.358Z ]
> ["A", ""+new Date()]
[ 'A', 'Tue Sep 11 2018 14:30:41 GMT-0700 (PDT)' ]

There is currently no index of relay sites that I know of (opportunity). It seems to me that relay sites will tend to be topic-oriented since mastodon sites tend to be topic-oriented and those admins will probably want relays/toot-pools of a similar nature.

an interesting feature of mastodon 2.5 are relays, or what I'd call toot pools. a node's public timelime is only as varied as the number of servers that node's members are following. With 2.5, a node admin can instruct their node to load public toots from a relay. A relay is a mastodon site that accepts public toots from any number of toot depositors.

tags in fediverse posts have a lot of potential if a few could be standardized. tags are a user-space extension of the activitystream object type.

id want both an app to listen to a certain tag, and mastodon smarts to mute the same tag or display only summary info of said tag. for example, what music the actor is listening to.

product idea: a solar-yard-light that is the same size and cost but includes a bluetooth radio, a temp/light/sound/PM2.5 sensor.

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