22. June 2016

How a bot (may) get caught in a (possible) Twitter hellban

People were reporting to me that my bot, @linkfinds, was replying to them, and they were getting notifications, but when they went to check their mentions (the “Notifications” tab in web Twitter), the reply was not there. They could see the reply if they scrolled down in their timelines, however.

For them, it was a frustrating experience. They’d get a notification, then go to Notifications and couldn’t find anything.


19. March 2016

Freezable children

I’m not much of writer of the fiction kind, but if I were, I’d take a crack at this premise:

In the future, humans have the ability and right to put their children into flawless suspended animation.


02. April 2015

Simple inertial scrolling

Here’s an example of inertial scrolling without a lot of elaborate plugin business going all over the place.

The scroll position on web pages can be controlled by simply setting document.body.scrollTop. Other than that there’s only a couple of things you need for inertial scrolling: