• Migrated my graden (MediaWiki) from MySQL to SQLite like Tanzawa so I could shutdown and disable it on my server.Β  I'm also able to start importing checkins from swarm again – love how they look.
  • Response to https://twitter.com/simonw/status/1384383772255084546?s=20

    I still think it's rude to return MBs of data if your client device might be an inexpensive mobile phone, but for things like server-to-server API responses I May have been being way too early 2000s in my thinking Turns out returning 10+ MB of JSON works fine these days!
    I used to think similarly until I started thinking about compute in terms of carbon emissions (all data transfer/parsing/sending/storage requires electricity and thus likely carbon emissions for now). Since then I try to minimize all compute wherever possible.
  • The Week #41

    • I've migrated my blog from Wordpress to Tanzawa! I made the first commit to Tanzawa back during winter break with this idea of wanting a blog that was comprised of different micro-blogs, dead easy to use, and IndieWeb friendly. I finally finished all of the Wordpress importing code so I could move entire blog over. The import went smooth – the only issue I had was needing to increase my request Timeout settings while Tanzawa rewrote all of the content.

      It's still nowhere near finished and ready for the non-enthusiast, but it's getting closer and I cannot express how excited I am to finally be using it on my main site.
    • I am no longer head of the block. I had two last tasks: deliver the "power of attorney/proxy" sheets that give me (head of the block) authority to approve the next year's directors o the neighborhood association and then attend the meeting to exercise that right, ending my duties.Β 

      My neighbor across the street didn't include all of the signatures required on his proxy-approval form so I had to go collect them. After I collected it, we were going to take a family walk to the neighborhood association building to drop them off.

      I rang their door bell told them the wife came down and I told her what I needed and she invited me inside while she gets their seals. When I looked up her husband (late 60's) was standing there with a huge grin on his face. He motioned for me to come inside and sit on the sofa.

      He offered me a drink. Thinking I'd only be there a second and knowing that my wife would be outside momentarily I refuted. He asked again. I refuted. Finally he looks like a light bulb went off and just gets a wine glass and hands it to me. Can't refuse now.

      I hear my son yelling for me outside.Β  The wife invites them inside and much to my wife's surprise see's me drinking wine and enjoying cheese πŸ·πŸ˜πŸ§€. Β 

      We all had a good chat (mostly masked) before continuing on our walk. The opportunities for these meetings between neighbors are rare these days, especially with covid, but they are the foundation of building a community. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm really happy we found such a good neighborhood to call home here in Yokohama.
    • I've been thinking about audio quality as I'm on so many Zoom calls lately and saw this page comparing a bunch of microphones with audio-clips. Usually this type of content would be in a YouTube video or something. Being able to click different players to hear sample recordings is neat. I'm nowhere near deciding or actually purchasing a microphone, but it's still neat.
  • in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
    Just finished migrating my blog to Tanzawa! Got some CSS tweaks to make, but super pumped! πŸŽ‰
  • Transferred my past project pages, which are more evergreen non-streamy data to my garden. With that finished I just need to find an hour for the migration from Wordpress to Tanzawa.

  • I think I've done it. I got all post content importing how I'd like. I've got view to redirect requests to old Wordpress post urls / categories / categories feeds to their new uuid based permalink. I can customize the site name. And I've added pagination to all of the public views.

    Now all I have to do is actually make the switch!
  • Got image rewriting working so all posts will use the Tanzawa standard photo insert...and noticed a bug when I import images.

    Photos taken with an iPhone rely on the exif data to indicate the proper orientation. However, I strip all exif data from photos when I save them for saving size and enhancing privacy....

    No exif data to orient the image and vertical images appear sideways. Β The solution is simple: Β rotate the image before stripping / extracting the exif data. Thankfully the fix is simple.
  • Checkin to Starbucks

    in Kanagawa, Japan
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  • I've got streams being set properly for each category. The last bit is to clean up the content automatically and rewrite / swap out image tags. Particularly photos posted with Sunlit. Posts made with Sunlit are displayed as an <a> tag (which links to your original image with a "-scaled" suffix) and an <img> tag with a source that proxies through micro.blog.

    It also has an attachment of the second photo, which I am automatically inserting into the post.

    I need to extract all <a> tags, detect if their href attribute has a "-scaled" in it, and strip that. Then I can look in my database for that attachment entry in my db and rewrite the tag as a Tanzawa image insert. Shouldn't take too long. Maybe tomorrow.
  • Posting with Wordpress feels so clunky. So many buttons and check boxes when all I want is to just click a button and type. I'm really looking forward to getting my blog over to my own system so I can move from a generic cms/blogging system to something streamlined specifically for blogging, and most importantly, how I want to blog.

    I'm already full of ideas for fun pages I'll able to make once my data is in a proper relational format and in a database that supports geographic queries. But first I need to finish porting my data. So close I can taste it.

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