Toot v1.6 is out!
This release is a collection of smaller features and bugfixes. What is new is:
* It is now possible to approve follower requests for locked accounts in the app.
* Loading and caching timelines has been improved and is now more robust. This should hopefully resolve some rare bugs.
* The profile screen of a user will now list your relationship with them, such as whether you are following each other, or if you have blocked them.
Question for my PDX peeps. Would you enjoy a bot that posted satellite images of the PNW as the NOAA sats pass overhead? I think there would be ~6 posts a day. They'd probably look similar to what I posted here with hopefully fewer errors:
I picked up an Intel NUC 6 at work to experiment on. I'm really impressed with the build quality and performance given the price. If you're working with raspberry pis and considering an SSD addon for it to boost speed don't bother and get NUC. The SSD performance is 7x that of the rpi with SATA board I've tested and the cost comes out to about the same with a case.
This weekend I had my 1st successful capture and decode of a NOAA satellite pass. I captured it on a handheld Yagi antenna. The doppler shift was corrected in real-time using Orbitron and the audio was processed in WXtoIMG.
LRPT has a pleasant, IMO, sound with a 2khz tone and kind of a tic-toc in the background.
Here's a link to some of the captured audio: https://send.firefox.com/download/b2037ad57c/#CjDNmX-QAAQZRlwIekdDAw
A Fan-Made Trailer for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 2019 Edition https://kottke.org/19/03/a-fan-made-trailer-for-the-fresh-prince-of-bel-air-2019-edition
Was Captain America's Beard Made Out of Hawkeye's Side Hair? An Investigation https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/03/15/26155228/was-captain-americas-beard-made-out-of-hawkeyes-side-hair-an-investigation
Salt, fat, acid and Samin https://news.streetroots.org/2019/03/08/salt-fat-acid-and-samin
Today I finished migrating all of Panic's websites over to nginx. panic.com had 15+ years of accumulated .htaccess files, weird php scripts and obscure apache features. It took a couple of weeks but its all done and apache is now retired. fwiw nginx with php-fpm is serving the same load with a much smaller memory footprint.
👀 An update on the next version of Coda. https://panic.com/next/
A couple weeks ago, my dear friend Melissa confided in me that she was getting her ducks in a row to run for City Council, in the seat being vacated by Mike O'Brien. Today, finally, she's gone public with her initial campaign:
She's running on a platform of sustainable, affordable, and secure housing, density in walkable neighborhoods. Give her a look and if you've got a few bucks give her some of those too.
Cybersecurity Tips and Beauty Product Reviews, Together at Last https://kottke.org/19/02/cybersecurity-tips-and-beauty-product-reviews-together-at-last
Programmer on the iOS games Blackbar and Grayout. I do DevOps and Playdate at Panic.
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