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@bthall A family tradition. When my oldest niece turned 25, we celebrated "Old Lady Day". Ever since, on each son's 25th birthday, we've celebrated OLD.

@bthall This sounds complicated but probably isn't THAT much work on top of what you'd be doing naturally - the SaaS part could honestly just be part of your CI/CD for the project itself, y'know, and it's not like you'd need much in the way of membership tracking, especially if you do per-ticket.

Anyway, that's my quick guide on how to make just about anything a product i hope you've all enjoyed it. :D

@bthall Alright, if you're boosting I'll continue. With all that in place, I could see it being REAL easy to then set up a SaaS that gives them say a 3 month free period of using your package through your own hosting you'll run for them, while strongly encouraging them trhough the period to migrate to self-run.

And at the point, offer them support: "Now that you'll be doing it yourself, you're always welcome to buy support" either as a monthly retainer or per-ticket basis

@bthall Now with that sort of use in mind, though, needing a specific OS to run it kind of defeats the purpose, yea? So maybe you need a different sort of container - maybe your product could be "tiddlywiki bundled for a personal scrapbook" and the OS is just the presentation - they can also get to it through methods X, Y, and Z.

So, exact same thing, except a few extra lines in the readme (at first), and i could see this being something some of the folk that comment on HN threads would like.

@kai Wow @bthall before you know it, you'll be the guy on the skateboard people point at and say, "Look at that old guy skating!" πŸ˜… Happy b-day!

For the benefit of less technically savvy thinkers, I'd like to figure out how to make virtual machine images with a lean distro and pre-installed and setup for web publishing.

« That $35 that scientific journals charge you to read a paper goes 100% to the publisher, 0% to the authors. If you just email us to ask for our papers, we are allowed to send them to you for free, and we will be genuinely delighted to do so. twitter.com/mantia/status/1013 »

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lastish call: we're starting up a study group on ergodicity (a fundamental concept in physics, dynamics, chaos, and probability, that characterizes the randomness in a system) aimed at people with a moderate math background and some coding skills.

we are an explicitly queer-affirming group and we particularly welcome ppl who feel alienated from academic math.

right now we are reading mat.ucm.es/serv/revmat/vol19-1

our code is at github.com/faec/IntervalExchan

exercises are at github.com/faec/IntervalExchan

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This was shared a week or so ago on #LiberTree. It's the kind of thing we all sort of know, but still. https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/it-s-official-spending-time-outside-is-good-for-you

#outdoors

Not specifically directed to these folks, but I want to make sure they see this:
@mike, @dog, @rye @delores @moonman (BTW: I'm glad that you're getting out and walking around with #Pokemon_Go, adding #exercise) @bthall

Tomorrow I will turn 26!

But today, I'm doing a road trip with Leah, Leon, and my brother to the Sierra Nevada Brewing facility in Chico, CA, to celebrate. It's going well, and we had a fun tour of the facility!

I can now make feeds! So far I'm only outputting a file with legitimate tiddler titles and dummy summary text, but it's nice to see it working well.

To get to this point, I pretty much had to produce a exporter template, which is 99% of the way to having an exporter (all that's left is slapping an extension of ".org" on the file + adding features beyond simple list exporting; tags should work with very little issues).

Liberapay is in trouble, here's our blog post that explains the situation and what you should do if you're one of our 2000 active users: medium.com/liberapay-blog/libe

@danyspin97 That's a good point. I kind of forgot that there are people out there who can plan ahead enough to commit to e.g., 5-years of donations. Now *that's* stability, at least from my perspective :D

The internet's out at my house, and somehow this inspired me to work on cannibalizing existing templates to produce an feed template (think: feeds) for my site (and others' usage).

@bthall @Elizafox not in my particular situation, since on Windows the script actually needs to also install Python first. The macOS/Linux script could certainly be implemented in Python instead though.

The internet makes it easier to find smart people, but not always to find smart people doing smart things.