Timelapse camera ran out of card, so it's as good a time as any to post the video.
4 years of apples growing, at 4 seconds per year.
You can see them puff into blossom and you can see the sun's elevation change as the times of the year go by.
So for the first time in 10+ years https://orbides.org is uniform in both code, formatting and design.
It's now possible to expect new stuff to appear there.
Cleaned up Orbides...
It's like digging through an attic.
Over 13 years:
-5 coding styles and formatting methods. You can date articles by them
-8 design changes, with bits of old ones scattered around
-2.2 Gb of images and files
-4.6 Mb of apps
-48 Mb of logs since 2015
-100 Kb of text articles
-32 Kb of comments (after purging all the spambots)
The last one is interesting - "people wrote back at me 30% as much as i wrote at them" sounds way better than "one comment per 50k visitors".
Speaking of weird, having made a DIY laptop i noticed plenty of weird design decisions in all of the consumer models.
-Power in *and out*, since why carry a huge battery around if it's not accessible, i.e. to run a soldering iron?
-HDMI *input* and USB *output* options, since a laptop is a screen+keyboard terminal useful to attach other computers to.
-Is mostly battery by weight, since what's the point if it can't run for a day?
-Got a removable core, since upgrades will happen.
@AdverbAdjectiveNoun Neat, now that's something i haven't tried, even though it sounds right up my alley.
Still, i mostly used to play with just pure mathematics and algorithms, finding ways to generate the most structure from the least amount of data.
@AdverbAdjectiveNoun Cute, that reminds me of my own experiments with noise-based image generation by reference.
Give it a sample (left), it generates a tiny set of parameters that can then be used to make an infinite amount of similar images (right).
I've been spamming #Bitcoin testnet in various ways for the last few days, and noticed that if mempool is congested and a new miner joins the game, then that miner is not going to help with the backlog, only with new transactions - they'll have no way of obtaining the old ones.
This explains some mining anomalies seen back in Dec-Jan.
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No, i still haven't figured out where to stick that ActivityPub protocol implementation into, so am typing this from a browser.
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