antipaucity

fighting the lack of good ideas

vampires *can* coexist with zombies

I made a mistake 4 years ago.

I said vampires and zombies couldn’t [long] coexist. Because they’d be competing for the same – dwindling – food source: the living (vs them both being undead).

But I was wrong.

If the universe in which they exist is a mash-up of that of Twilight and iZombie … it could work.

The iZombie universe has zombies that can avoid going “full Romero” by maintaining a steady supply of brains – and it’s not much they need to eat to stay “normal”.

The Twilight universe has vampires that can survive on animal blood (or, one presumes, by hitting-up blood banks).

So if you were to have “brain banks” the way you have “blood banks” – I could see it working.

Now we just need some iZombie-Twilight hybrid vambie/zompire creatures running around.

apparently I do this about every 4.5 years

4.5 years ago, I switched hosts (though not providers (that had happened 4.5 years prior to that)) for my “big” server.

Now I’m about to do it again.

dorss

After years of thinking about it, I finally got around to it.

I’ve rewritten my RSS feed driven website https://datente.com to run on Python from PHP.

I’m sure there is much room for improvement in the approach – and would appreciate any constructive feedback you may have. Here’s the GitHub repo: https://github.com/volcimaster/dorss.

powering my merikebi with ifttt

As I mentioned a while back, I am maintaining a merikebi for myself of as much of my public internet content as possible.

The initial seeding of content was done via WordPress import. Then I added a dump from Pocket of everything I’d saved there.

Lastly, to keep it going, I made a few IFTTT triggers – one for my Twitter account, and then one each to import from RSS from my other blogs.

IFTTT has been a great tool for me for several years. And though their current interface isn’t as simple as it used to be, it’s still got great functionality.

archivist

For a long time, I’ve been concerned about knowledge capture.

And archiving.

I’ve finally done something about my own public persona.

It’s not 100% complete, but I’ve created my own “online merikebi” of public content.

It’s over at https://merikebi.warrenmyers.com. It’s collecting posts from all of my blogs, Reddit, and Twitter.

As and when appropriate (and possible), I’ll add other public sources (for example, I cannot collect my Quora content anymore).

on multiple blogs

I maintain (to greater or lesser extents) 3 blogs currently:

  • https://blog.warrenmyers.com
  • https://paragraph.cf
  • https://antipaucity.com

I keep the first and last segmented so I can more easily find things I’ve written or reposted about Christianity, religion, and the Bible, and everything else. The middle one I keep to demo the WordPress plugin I wrote – Paragraph.

But keeping them going is hard.

Keeping any some going is hard – which is why my eponymous domain warrenmyers.com has been an alias to antiquity.com for quite some time now. Sure, there are still some things findable directly off my domain, but you have to know where and what they are 🙂

How do you, if you run a blog or other website, keep up with putting stuff there?

sweetree.ga – the newest mastodon instance

After months years of threatening, I’ve finally removed one item from my round tuit plate: https://sweetree.ga is the latest Mastodon instance in the fediverse.

There are still a few bugs to iron-out of this instance, but it’s live, and I’m – once-again – tooting.

Come follow me – @warrenmyers@sweetree.ga

In the coming days, fully-automated registrations will be live .. mail settings are wonky right now, but I can manually approve anyone who’d like to join my instance.