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Of Many Trades Social

A social stream for of many trades. Users can use the command "ipost" to open the interactive post editor. This page is updated once a minute.
 Good to see ofmanytrades is still ticking :)

Monday March 04, 2019
 trying Of Many Trades from my gemini. 

So far, acceptable.

Tuesday June 12, 2018
 After spending the day listing to Trade Radio, I felt obligated to log in and say hello.

Friday April 13, 2018
 How is everyone? 

Is life treating you well? 

Tuesday March 27, 2018
 Been meaning to make more use of the tildes I've registered on, and have found myself to be remiss in exploring them deeply.

So, yeah, that's what I'm doing again.

Saturday January 27, 2018
 (There was indeed a bug. That did indeed fix it.) 

I'm experiencing some anxiety re:house buying. 

See, I'm buying a house. 

This is stressful. 

The proccess is confusing. The documentation unclear. I spend long periods of time waiting on people who are not particularly good at their jobs to respond to my emails or phone calls. There are a lot of unknowns, most of them around how much money and where the money comes from. 

It is stressful, because I am not in control. It is stressful becuase I must trust people I hardly know to do right by me in a situation that is critical to my life, but just a paycheck in theirs. 

Mostly, though, it's stressful because I very much want it to happen. I want to get this house, and I think we've done everything right, and I think that we will get this house, but I don't Know that we will get this house and that is stressful. 

Friday January 19, 2018
 Also, apprently I may have introduced a bug in to ipost that was present for about two hours. 

I think I fixed it now. 

We're about to find out.

Thursday January 18, 2018
 I put the source code for trade social up in a github repository last night. 

I'm not thrilled about using github, and I'll move to a self hosted option eventually, but it works for now. 

It did highlight how many things that should be configrable are currently hardcoded, so I'll have to fix that at some point. 

At any rate, this is all in pursuit of a larger goal, which is to set up a personal profile page on the web that hosts my social streams (here, mastodon, that's about it) and my writing from various blogs. I want to display them all in a kind of "This is who I am" page. 

And in order to do that, I had to learn how to parse XML in PHP, so here we are. 

Thursday January 18, 2018
 New Post

Thursday January 18, 2018
 My boss, drunk, is sitting behind me complaining about our sales team. 

It's 11:30pm.

Fun times.

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 I got cold, so I wrapped a mylar emergency blanket around my shoulders. 

Now it looks like I have a cape on. 

A shiny, super noisy silver cape. 

I am the emperor of space. 

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 Looks like I've managed to set the whole server to use ANSI line drawing characters. 

That was clearly a mistake. 

I just want the BBS to use ANSI line drawing characters. 

Time to fix that. 

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 Hallo world! - Some smart guy

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 Welcome to all the new users! Let me know if you have any questions! 

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 I'm posting to TradeSocial from DOS. 

Still got some fiddly bits to work out, but this is working well so far, and that's exciting. 

Sunday January 14, 2018
 I've just started the new Animal Crossing Game. Surprisingly, it's not garbage yet? 

I'm worried it's going to get kind of Grindy. 

We'll see. 

Tuesday November 21, 2017
 Installing the new Animal Crossing game right now, and it better not be garbage! 

Tuesday November 21, 2017
 +---------------------------------------------+ |  
      | |I'm using my pocket chip again.              | |  
      | |                                             | |  
      | |ofmanytrades and tradesocial work well.      | |  
      | |                                             | |  
      | |retrosocial does not.                        | |  
      | |                                             | |  
      | |time to build a bridge?                       | |  
      | |                       

Friday November 10, 2017
 So, I'm going through the great 78 project from archive.org and I found a musician with the name Dick Hymen. 

That's a joke, right? 

It's gotta be a joke. 

Sunday November 05, 2017
 I am still fairly upset with myself for leaving this system not working well for so long.

It is time to be a better sysadmin. 

Sunday November 05, 2017

The BBS is still working (astoundingly, because that thing is POORLY written.) 

TradeSocial is still working well. 

All user posts go in to the main feed. If you want to configure a personal page as well, I can help. Just email me. 

Email still works. 

IRC still works. 

The MUD doesn't work, never worked. 

I'll work on that. 

I'm going to start logging in at least once a day, and trying to attract new users again. 

Sunday November 05, 2017
 This is what TradeSocial looks like on iOS.

Sunday November 05, 2017
 Okay, I'm going to do a couple of things. 

This is mostly a note to remind myself. 

1)   I'm going to back up all this code in 6 locations, instead of just the two where I have it now. 
1.5) I'm going to clean up the code and get it in to a repository. 
2)   I'm going to actually build a profile page template
3)   I'm going to write a setup script for new users to build their profile page, and to add them to the cron-job that has to run to keep this thing working.

Saturday November 04, 2017
 It looks like everything related to tradesocial is fully functional again. 

I can even upload images and stuff, which seems ridiculous to me. 

Whatever, check out the cool post editor! 

Saturday November 04, 2017
 I'm so angry that this works. 

Everything works. 

Links work. 

I bet I could even include images. (Bracing for this to not work at all, and actually break everything.)  


Okay, so let's explain. 

Tradesocial worked okay ~1 year ago when I first started using it. 

Then, one day, I accidentally deleted all the files that made it work. 

Then, two days later, I re-wrote the entire thing to be RSS based and way more robust and I'm much happier with it. It still needed a little TLC, but it was like 82% functional. 

Then I joined Mastodon ( here's me!) and forgot about tradesocial completely. 

Like, I forgot that I ever fixed most of it. 

I thought it was still completely broken. 

And I logged on today and discovered that, not only is it not completely broken, but it litterally just needed for me to connect a few wires and everything was good to go. 

All the code was done. 

I basically just had to turn it on. 

And I'm irritated by this. 

so now I'm stress testing the system, to see how well stuff works. I'm trying to feed it images and crazy long posts and all manner of ridiculousness to see what it does. 

If it all works lik I'm expecting it to all work then I'll continue to polish it up a little bit, maybe add an edit function, and then get all this ugly mess up on github so someone else can make fun of my ugly PHP (and, lets be honest, my PHP is *ugly*) 

Saturday November 04, 2017
 This is a new test post for tradesocial. 

Everything is in cron. 

This post has line breaks

If this shows up on the main feed and on my personal feed, then I've fixed all the problems. 

Which, honestly, is astounding to me! 

So, did I every figure out if I could include links and stuff in here? 

 a link 

Saturday November 04, 2017
 This is a test post for Trade Social. Is trade social broken? 

Saturday November 04, 2017
 This is a test post. (Sorry for the test posts.) 

Friday March 24, 2017
 Automatic creation? 

 ajroach42 - 03/23/17	06:34:08 PM
Thursday March 23, 2017
 This is a test post for trade social. 


This time without unicode? 

 ajroach42 - 03/23/17	06:29:14 PM
Thursday March 23, 2017


 ajroach42 - 03/23/17	06:30:49 PM
Thursday March 23, 2017
This is a sample with 

Line Breaks




These line breaks? 

What about special characters? <><><>
Thursday March 23, 2017
Thursday March 23, 2017

Testing the thing.

-- taxdan - 03/15/17 - 08:37:17 PM

Wednesday March 15, 2017

I miss a good chat; I strongly encourage people to use our IRC via `irssi'. I like hanging out in #general. You can `> irssi' then `/join general'.

-- noah - 12/12/16 - 11:30:24 AM

Monday December 12, 2016

Andrew, I can help with our MUD world building; not sure how much time I can dedicate, but I'll definitely dedicate at least a wee bit. Also, I'm excited for our web/mobile apps! I'll help test them for sure! Are you going to host the code on GitHub?

-- noah - 12/12/16 - 09:11:04 AM

Monday December 12, 2016

github.com/php-school/cli-menu omg looks so coool

-- noah - 12/09/16 - 03:59:27 PM

Friday December 09, 2016

It's 3:25 GMT (local UK time) and I'm currently at work. I think after work today I'll head over to some pubs with my girlfriend for a lovely evening stroll in between drinking some beer. Good things ahead for tonight.

-- noah - 12/09/16 - 10:26:27 AM

Friday December 09, 2016

ruby -e 'usrs = `users`.split('').length; puts usrs' # => 1 It's just me :( I'm lonely

-- noah - 12/08/16 - 04:47:25 PM

Thursday December 08, 2016

What do you do with a drunken sailor, o' what do you do with a drunken, what do you do with a drunken sailor early in the morning? -why do I do this-

-- noah - 12/08/16 - 11:42:08 AM

Thursday December 08, 2016

I'm living in Scotland and working as a System Developer. My fingers are cold save my thumbs; the back of my hands are cold but my palms are warm; it's an odd way to work. -random thoughts-

-- noah - 12/08/16 - 10:07:47 AM

Thursday December 08, 2016

Work Motivation Tip 1: Keep Thinking Happy Thoughts

-- noah - 12/08/16 - 08:20:57 AM

Thursday December 08, 2016

@ajroach42 No, I am not of Scottish ancestry, but my girlfriend is from Ireland. It's interesting to make the comparisons, too, between the two, Celtic nations. Also Revolution OS is about how the Free Software movement paved the way for a free, open source operating system, coupled between the GNU Project and the Linux kernel, and examines how hacker culture and FOSS software managed to shake proprietary culture. It's fascinating and very witty look at hacker culture, and how FOSS software forever changed the computing, economic, and social spheres.

-- noah - 12/08/16 - 08:00:49 AM

Thursday December 08, 2016

I just finished reading The Highland Widow by Sir Walter Scott. If you are or have Scottish ancestry, especially from the Highlands, then I sure do recommend it as it depicts a Highlander torn between antiquity and modernity. Lovely read. Made looking at the Scott monument today all the more awe-inspiring.

-- noah - 12/07/16 - 06:37:11 PM

Wednesday December 07, 2016

I have a lack of snacks, so I am eating pecans with peanut butter. It is actually very tasty, but it gave me heart burn. :(

-- noah - 12/07/16 - 04:58:53 PM

Wednesday December 07, 2016

I recommend watching Revolution OS! One of the BEST computing documentaries of all time! I have seen it approx. 7 times or so.

-- noah - 12/07/16 - 08:14:45 AM

Wednesday December 07, 2016

This is a test post from another user.

-- toolman - - 04:30:54 PM

Saturday December 03, 2016