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“in the morning” Donation amount of $33.10 — October 31, 2015

“in the morning” Donation amount of $33.10

“in the morning”  in ascii ordinal is :

105 110 32 116 104 101 32 109 111 114 110 105 110 103

If you convert this as a bitcoin number into usd :

http://coinmill.com/BTC_calculator.html#BTC=0.1051103211610410132109111114110105110103

You get the current value of $33.10!

Update Nov 4 2015:, the dollar has dropped against bitcoin(or bitcoin has gone up and todays donation amount is $43.12.

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Using namecheap api and github api to create hosting — October 27, 2015

Using namecheap api and github api to create hosting

In my endless quest for the ultimate hosting I have done the following :

Created a script to automate the setup of my namecheap domains for hosting on github (and on my machine on teredo/ipv6)

https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/PyNamecheap/blob/master/namecheap_myip_check.py

Create repos on github :

https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/github3.py/blob/develop/create_repos.py

Setup my projects and push them, different scripts to create the projects and update them, needs to be rewritten:

https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/create-project/blob/master/run.sh

https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/create-project/blob/master/setup.sh

https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/create-project/blob/master/mainpage.sh

https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/create-project/blob/master/cname.sh

https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/create-project/blob/master/cleanup.sh

but it works :

www.introspector.xyz

Idea for Using of federated social media for building a free software conference. — October 18, 2015

Idea for Using of federated social media for building a free software conference.

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“ACBP MSM from Folding@home”

Idea for Using of federated social media for building a free software conference.

The following transactions could be carried out on a federated social network and pulled into a conference website. The transactions could be expressed in blog posts or tweets or other media with links. We can define microformats or tags or schemas that are parse-able by the programs to consume the resources. Each visitor should be able to pull all the resources in using web urls and create a complete view of the conference. People support or express interest with retweets or favorites. If needed we use keybase signed messages to avoid fraud. Bitcoin payments could be used for resource commitments. All of these transactions could be private or public and shared with who you like on the network.

  1. Visitor declares interest in hearing a talk on topic X
  2. Visitor can also invite speaker to speak on topic X
  3. Speaker declares interest in speaking on topic Y, adds links to supporting web resources that express expertise
  4. Speaker proposed talk on topic, link to abstract
  5. Place declares availability for on time and space for hosting
  6. People propose possible location
  7. People propose possible time or express reservations about a time.
  8. People express availability for on time and space for listening
  9. Speaker declares availability on time and space for speaking
  10. Speakers or Place declare needed resources before they can be used (cost)
  11. Visitor pledges to cover resources needed.
  12. People propose possible sponsor.
  13. Sponsor pledges to cover resources needed.
  14. An organizer proposes a possible schedule/solution that satisfies the requirements. At any time anyone is able to view the possible items. There can be many possible solutions.
  15. Schedule is finalized by votes. Each schedule item is assigned a unique ID. Schedule items can be canceled or updated as well. Pledges are pulled in.
  16. People look for others who are traveling to carpool or share resources
  17. People look for places to stay near the event. Possible locations are posted and made available. Sharing is possible.
  18. Meetups and micro events are posted and people go there around the event.
  19. Speaker post slides of the talks.
  20. Speaker post code related to the talk.
  21. People post questions and raise issues about the talk.
  22. People record and post videos of the talks.
  23. People post comments about talks or blog posts about them.

Posted here :

America needs a comprehensive website to report problems to public officials — October 12, 2015

America needs a comprehensive website to report problems to public officials

America needs a comprehensive website to report problems to public officials and escalate them. Local, County, State and Federal. Something like what do they know but better. We need to be able to add documents and send them to the right people. The government needs to know they are expected to reply in a timely manner.

People use change.org to create petitions, and that is important. There is http://en.seeclickfix.com/ and the open 311 initiative. But these are all islands of reporting. You are supposed to write to your representative https://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup in case your issues are not being taken care of, but we also need this on a local level in a single directory. We need to be able to record and share our issues or keep them private or parts private.

In the  end we will need an issue tracker like otrs.org or bugzilla to manage this, and this will require funding to run, but we need to think big and raise those funds and find funding for it.

My boy enjoying Frankfurt airport. They have a great play area for … —

My boy enjoying Frankfurt airport. They have a great play area for …

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My boy enjoying Frankfurt airport. They have a great play area for kids and also nice places to sit down and rest. Newark could learn alot in that respect!
Newark is horrible for my kid, he was screaming in fright on the air train and in the elevator. It also smelled horrible. Here are some family friendly airports http://www.parenting.com/article/fun-things-to-do-at-the-major-airports

Shutting down FB and G+ —