I’ve waited since 2014 for my tilde account and have had a lot of fun the past couple of days.
I noticed you are all a bunch of creative people with a knack for writing terribly crafted html that looks awesome.
I also noticed that we are a community. So what good is a community if we cannot work on something together?
Now while you guys were living under a rock writing goofy shell scripts and honing your html 3.2 skills something terrible happened. It was called web 2.0 and it made everything go south very quickly.
So I’m thinking how about we collectively go south the tilde way and do some of that user generated co creation nonsense that in the outside world ended with the russians tipping the US presidential elections?
So, here’s what I did.
I created an empty html file and made it world writeable. You can find it here:
and in your browser obviously:
Still with me? Good! There’s one more thing:
To prevent people overwriting eachothers edits, I’ve created a locking system.
Before you edit this file, please execute
in the thepage directory:
-rw-rw-rw-. 1 martijn club 0 Sep 20 10:38 index.html
-rw-rw-rw-. 1 martijn club 0 Sep 20 10:35 index.lock
If the output looks like the above, where index.html is above index.lock because it’s modification time was more recent, there is no lock on the file and you can proceed to lock it by touching the index.lock file.
Now if you ls -lt that directory again:
-rw-rw-rw-. 1 martijn club 0 Sep 20 10:41 index.lock
-rw-rw-rw-. 1 martijn club 0 Sep 20 10:38 index.html
You’ll see that you have successfully placed a lock. You can proceed to edit index.html. Once you are done and you save your changes, the modification date of index.html will be updated and the lock will be lifted automagically.
If you find index.html to be locked, don’t touch it and wait for it to be released, unless the lock is more than 20 minutes old. In that case, by all means ravage whatever the person who locked you out for too long was trying to do.
So, I’m in europe and if you are not, it’s highly likely that I will be asleep when you are reading this. The last thing I want is to wake up tomorow morning and find the same blank canvas I am leaving you now. I want to wake up and see something special, so please don’t disappoint me.
Also: I am open to discussions and suggestions as far as what thepage can be and what it should mean, but I would appreciate if we could find a place for these discussions on thepage itself. That is to say: we do not discuss thepage outside of thepage.
So unless I goofed up and you guys are totally unable to edit these files, don’t let me know if you have any questions, ask thepage. Also, if you enjoy this kind of thing please feel free to come back ocasionally and do some rearranging of whatever state thepage is in. I envision an ever growing and improving library of god knows what all crammed into the confines of a single html file.Help me see what that could look like.
Ira Glass once said “Life is short, and anything that gives pleasure is good.”
What’s some media you’ve been enjoying lately? Don’t worry if it’s mainstream or lowbrow or a guilty pleasure. Anything’s fine. What are you enjoying?
Imagine a person struggling with something really heavy, like depression or addiction. Imagine that one morning their friends manage to get them to watch a sunrise. It’s amazing. Life changing.
But you can’t see sunrises all the time. And even if you could, the novelty would wear off. As the morning wears on, and the memory of the sunrise fades, this person goes back to their normal life. Where they’re struggling again.
Many (all?) of us are overwhelmed and disheartened by today’s internet. So here’s a question to the group, as a die hard tildee. How can we make something like this last longer than a sunrise?
Love from New Zealand,
On 9/27/19 4:45 PM, Jon Bell wrote:
> I’m in the Southern Hemisphere, meaning we’re going into spring and we’re seeing longer days. How has the weather been in your neck of the woods?
We got a taste of that lovely fall air the other week, but since then
it's been back to mostly summer weather during the days, 80s and
sometimes 90s unfortunately. The nights have gotten a lot cooler though,
which is nice because that's when I enjoy being out skateboarding and
hanging out with friends or just wandering and finding somewhere to sit
and read or lay down and listen to music. I can't wait until the air
starts to get that nice autumn bite to it though.
hello tilde people!
several months ago, we created a git repo for a tildeverse zine, which
sat unloved for far too long. ~ubergeek submitted a handful of articles
which also sat there without any distribution method.
this week i found a burst of inspiration when building the wiki for
~club when using pandoc and a fancy Makefile, which i've written about
for issue 2 of the zine.
this is a formal call for zine submissions! the source format is
markdown which gets built into pdf, epub, and html when published.
we're looking for anything cool, including:
- cool code projects
- anything else that might be interesting
submissions can be submitted to the zine repo on tildegit via pull
request or a mailed patch with git-send-email(1) to me:
https://tildegit.org/tildeverse/zine or mail your submissions to me (as
the zine will be published to https://zine.tildeverse.org/ and will be
discussed in the #zine channel on irc.
looking forward to your submissions!!
I think I missed a prompt somewhere... here's a quick message to introduce myself (http://tilde.club/~bupkes).
My name's Matt. I am in my mid-forties and I live in a town called Lewes just near Brighton on the south coast of the UK.
I'm married and we have a 12yo kid and a cat.
I've had a few jobs in the past, most of my twenties in a record shop but now I work for a charity.
My job is basically working with blind people (generally older people) explaining how to use various bits of technology.
Many people I work with have never used a computer before and can't see what I am talking about, so it can be tricky :)
For fun at work I play with VR stuff which - surprisingly, I guess - works really well with people who have poor vision.
At home I enjoy playing with Python and doing cryptic crosswords. Every week my wife and I do a twitch stream (https://www.twitch.tv/bupkes_)where we (and a bunch of people in chat) do a puzzle.
Anyway that's me, or at least a bit of me.
I'm here to meet people and learn new things.
See you around.
Matt / ~bupkes