There is nothing here yet.
May 30, 2023
/stream /media /reading /merveilles /programming
I read Situated Software, by Clay Shirky which seemed to be bubbling up in conversation around Merveilles today. It elaborated on some of the ideas I've been playing with lately, specifically around offloading the social aspect of computing networks to the humans in the loop instead of strict algorithms. This note on payment in small scale networks was particularly in line with that:
The possibility of being shamed in front of the community became part of the application design, even though the community and the putative shame were outside the framework of the application itself.
May 24, 2023
/stream /technology /programming /collect /colophon
As I started fleshing out components of this site, I wanted to add some new features to collect. I added the ability to reuse the name of a @map as a value using "$NAME", and it can also be interpolated in strings with "@name". I also exposed a list of the @group objects on a map using the value "@groups" on a map. The first change reduced redundancies when writing new stream events, and the second made it possible to render all of the groups for each stream event.
May 23, 2023
/stream /technology /programming /colophon
Built out the rough framework for this website, settling on the complimentary "garden" and "stream" metaphors.