Tachyon Discovered, Tor Revisited, Quiet During Quarantine

Hello again, blog, it’s been a while.

The pandemic drags on and we are sheltering-in-place with the best of them. We acquired a small washing machine that hooks-up to the sink and a drying rack. Now we are able to do laundry!

Projects on the internet have kept moving. I stumbled into operating a tachyon node (by way of V.Systems, by way of Peercoin): It’s still in early stages of development but I’m interested to see how far they get.

After thinking about the requirements and responsibilities of running a tachyon node, I expanded the scope of the the tor node I’ve been running to support a limited exit policy. The tor node is definitely more popular now and I’ll need to keep an eye on its bandwidth consumption.

Beyond that, it’s been a quiet time in quarantine. Migrating applications to smaller, more appropriately sized droplets. Thinking about where to go next, why.

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See you around internets.


Happy Thursday

We continue to shelter-in-place in San Francisco as we watch the pandemic unfold. It’s been weeks (2, maybe 3?) since we started to live the social distancing life.

I’ve been hanging out in the Haskell chat rooms. There isn’t much activity there but people occasionally drop in and ask interesting questions. One person wanted to know if they could have a local copy of the Hackage server so they could work without internet access. It sounds like it’s possible but I haven’t heard back on the results yet:

Lumaturo has been running for a few days now and I’m still excited about going through my webpages’ reports. Something about getting a perfect score and making all the metrics turn from “red” to “green” is oddly addictive. At the very least, Google Lighthouse made me aware of using HTTP/2 on my servers.

I’m still working on adding gift and question metadata to Suprizi. Once the gift suggestions and questions make a bit more sense I’ll start looking into using machine learning to enhance the experience.

Organizing and adding to the Tricky Wiki continues.

In family news, Dad had a birthday recently and my cousin had a baby! I’ll have to update the family wiki 🙂

Peace and Prosperity (No. 0265 / 1000)

Keep moving, stay sane 🙂