Tags → programming
- “Harold, they’re bots.”
Found on FlowingData: Bot or Not: A Twitter user classifier which uses machine learning. The source code is here. Previously: I wrote about writing @bloggingbot. “Harold, they’re bots.”
- “Leverage browser caching”
I was looking at Google Pagespeed Insights results today for my website today. And I got this feedback: Leverage browser caching Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network. Leverage browser caching…
- Color the Smiley
Over the years I have made a lot of little web experiments and geegaws. I’ve made hangman games and drawing programs and random text generators. At one place I worked I helped make a thing that would turn an uploaded photo of a face into a Terminator face! I’ve made so many of these kind…
- I blogged for 17 years and all I got were these lousy Markov chains.
In which I turn my experiments with turning written text into Markovify-generated sentences into a cool Twitter bot.
- Markov Chains are hilarious.
I’ve wanted to make Markov chain generated sentences based on this blog for a long while. Wednesday night, I did. It took me under an hour! Why have I avoided it thinking it’d be difficult? Probably I thought it’d take a long time and would be lame. NOT SO First, I exported the contents of…
- Suspicious Activity: “An admin user with the username backup was created outside of WordPress”
On 14 February 2018, WordFence alerted me to highly suspicious behavior. This is the format of the email I received from WordFence version 4.9.3: This email was sent from your website “[REDACTED BLOG NAME]” by the Wordfence plugin. Wordfence found the following new issues on “[REDACTED BLOG NAME]”. Alert generated at Wednesday 14th of February…
- Blog Post Visualization + Code
I’ve been doing maintenance galore on this site. I have a hand-written theme and I’ve been doing things like returning the footer to a good shape and sweating the responsive details of it. I first wrote that code in 2010 but I’ve adapted it to be a bit better and now am using CSS Grid…
- Ventcheck – a twitter bot I wrote in 2016
Back in 2016 I attended a terrific session of the San Diego Code Kitchen at FAB LAB San Diego. It was really a lot of fun and in a few hours I was able to create an inscrutable twitter bot – @ventcheck. It was fun! I didn’t write about it here because… well… who blogged…
- Roman Numerals, Updated.
Back in 2012 I first added the Roman Numeral page, as I noted in this post. It’s ultra-simple but it’s also quite fun. I also removed jQuery from those pages. I made individual pages for individual numbers. I upgraded from the older version of Bootstrap that page uses. Enjoy.