20201125@1727 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: I've disabled the "full time" telemetry. It appears to work, so I will be attending to other pressing business and then, when I have some time, will return to software craftwork. The next software project will be to use the telemetry subsystem to study HTTP service with the goal of making these pages load blindingly fast. Speed is secondary, though. The current craftwork objective remains to fix bugs until the server software is rock solid.
20201125@1602 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: The IDEAFARM.COM pages load very slowly because I am using the servers to test full time application telemetry. Once I know that the application telemetry subsystem is working reliably, I will turn off the "full time" part, which will make the pages load much faster. Then I can use that new subsystem to study which parts of the code consume lots of cpu cycles and wall clock time, to make the pages serve even faster. This system is all written in C++, so IDEAFARM.COM should eventually be blazingly fast.
20201110@1134 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: I apologize for taking 3 days to approve your anonymous post, which was the first such post I've received. Now that someone has posted, I'll try to be better at checking this page every day. You won't be censored here; you can say anything you like, and I will "certify" (approve) it as long as it is speech protected by the First Amendment. Please don't be too offensive; help me get a pleasant conversation going here. If you post something racist or harmful, I will certify it but also critique your post.
20201110@1129 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm (anonymous) : Hello
20201105@1451 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: The real loser in the U.S. election is Black America. Trump spent four years doing everything that he could think of to earn the Black vote. If African Americans did not massively defect and reward that, neither party will ever again take seriously the Black vote. Democrats will continue to take the Black vote for granted, and will continue to piss on Blacks. Republicans will stop wasting their effort trying to earn a Black vote that will never be there for them. Bottom line: African Americans are fucked, and they did it to themselves. This was their chance.
20201102@1400 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: The http server has been running for 4 days without rebooting. That means that I can now turn my attention to crafting an enhancement to the booksC class. That enhancment will enable me to use the booksC class to collect data on where the software is spending its time. That in turn will enable me to begin to work on speeding up the service of the pages of IDEAFARM.COM . (Those enhancements will also be exciting for IPDOS (tm), the "piggyback operating system" that I wrote and am using.)
20201024@1700 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: The full custom software that serves IDEAFARM.COM is being actively developed. You are welcome to post a message to me anonymously here. I am currently debugging HTTP service. When that is working reliably, I will turn my attention to making the software fast.
20201019@1449 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Test.
20201019@1401 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Test.
20201012@1635 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Mr. "W": I lost your business card. Please email.
20201012@1633 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Mr. "W": I lost your business card. Please call.
20201010@1155 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Today was a good software craftwork day. Tomorrow morning I will see what failures, if any, occurred overnight. If IDEAFARM.COM pages load slowly for you, please report that here, using the anonymous box.
20201009@1650 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Today was a good software craftwork day. Tomorrow morning I will see what failures, if any, occurred overnight. If IDEAFARM.COM pages load slowly for you, please report that here, using the anonymous box.
20201009@1137 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: I fixed the bug that was causing IDEAFARM.COM to be slow. It should be useable now, although I have more debugging work to do. The pages are served by 3 servers, so the web site can be reliable even though individual servers occasionally fail. That's what I'm currently working on.
20201003@1429 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: My current "thrust objective" is to develop the full custom software that serves IDEAFARM.COM. Anyone is welcome to chat with me anonymously here. I check daily for new posts.
20200929@1040 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: test 20200929@1040
20200927@1332 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Follow ideas, not men. Join with me to follow a simple idea. Thirty years of work and 1/2 million lines of C++ software code lie behind this simple web site. I am 65 years old, and I have a clear vision of what is possible (which is good). I also have medical problems, and God could take me from you without warning tomorrow (which is bad). Many people see my simple, "Come Eat With Us!", sign. Why will no one say, "Hello" by posting anonymously here? Why will no one tell me what they think of my little project? If you won't so much as give a "hello" to someone working for social change, then you have no right to complain about the status quo!
20200925@1034 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: I'm not going to fix the software defect immediately, because it only causes problems when one of the servers is turned off, and even then, the problem does not always occur. If you ever see this page load slowly or not at all, please let me know by posting here then next time you get this page to load. I need to take a break and to attend to other business. Now that IDEAFARM.COM is mostly up and running, I will occasionally do work to improve the software's reliability or speed.
20200922@1204 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: One of the saying in software craftwork is, "If it's not tested, it doesn't work!" Back when I was crafting that code, I knew that I should test, but I was so exhausted and so much wanted to be finished that I didn't do it.
20200922@1158 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Boy, did I goof up! IDEAFARM.COM has been down for a couple of days due to a coding error combined with my failure to adequately test the servers. I took one of the servers down to replace its hard drives, thinking that the other servers would cover for it. But I had never tested that, and it turned out that there are defects in the software that is supposed to do that! As soon as I get IDEAFARM.COM back up and running, I will work on fixing that. The whole point of having multiple servers is to have them cover for each other as needed.
20200920@1913 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: I am a software craftsman, I have put this together for you, and I offer myself "at your service" to use my skills, knowledge, one half million lines of software, and nine servers to empower normal people. I'm doing what I can to bring this opportunity to people's attention, but I have limited time and energy and, like everyone, have other work that must be done. Until someone shows up who is excited about the concept and sees its potential, I can do nothing but attend to other business while waiting patiently.
20200920@1340 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm (anonymous) : Be respectful and lawful. What is sI aid cannot be unsaid.
20200917@1256 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Not sure why no one is posting a "hello". This is AFAIK a new idea, and lot's of people have now seen my "Come Eat With Us!" sign. I'm still focused on finding and fixing software bugs, so it will be some time before I can declare the software "finished" and turn my attention to promoting IDEAFARM.COM. But don't hesitate to post an anonymous "hello". I don't bite. You will find me to be friendly and welcoming, regardless of your situation or opinions. Once people are posting here, this project will become more fun for me and more interesting for you.
20200914@0939 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: It's been a few days since the server software failed. If you ever see this page unavailable or loading very slowly, please let me know by posting anonymously here. These kinds of bugs are easy to fix once they cause a failure, because IPDOS (tm) gives me good diagnostic information.
20200910@2012 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Feel free to post anonymously. I spent a "day off" holding my "Come, Eat With Us!" sign. Although IDEAFARM.COM probably was never down, the server software failed many times today. That means that I have more work to do on the software, so it will be a strong or oo before I get back out onto the street with my sign.
20200909@1338 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Ok. I guess IDEAFARM.COM is ready. Time to get out on the street with my, "Come, Eat With Us!" sign.
20200909@1112 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm (anonymous) : d
20200909@1112 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm (anonymous) : c
20200909@1111 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm (anonymous) : B
20200909@1110 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm (anonymous) : A
20200908@1900 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Ok. Finished. The craftwork to make IDEAFARM.COM serve pages quickly and for high volume is now done. The next step is to see whether the server software ever fails. Within a few strongs, I might be confident that the software work is finally finished and IDEAFARM.COM is fit for human habitation!
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20200907@2203 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm (anonymous) : spam by spammer
20200906@2058 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: You are welcome to chat here if you are curious about what I am up to. This web site will sometimes not be available. This is because I am actively developing the software that serves these pages. There is a big vision and 30 years of preparation and 1/2 million lines of code. Anyone is welcome to chat with me, and you might find what I'm up to of interest if you are interested in either software technology or social change.
20200830@2024 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: This web site was down for a few days because there is a design defect that will take a few strongs to fix, and I haven't had time to work on this due to other business demanding my attention. Feel free to post anonymously here. The defect does not cause data loss; it only causes the servers to crash.
20200823@1522 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: Although the design fix will be in progress for a few strongs, the particular case that caused the web site servers to be unstable seems to have been fixed. Once the redesign code changes are finished, and the servers are known to be stable, I plan to eliminate the "are you human" button as I continue to develop the subsystems that protect against 'bot attacks and 'bot loading. As long as the server software doesn't crash, all of this software work can proceed slowly as I attend to other business. I have many demands on my time, so would be very excited to have a few people take an interest in this project. Until that happens, this project will continue to plod along.
20200822@1543 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: I found a design defect that will take me a few more days to fix. It requires a simple change in several hundred more places in the code. The web site will be unstable (slow or down) until I finish that work.
20200809@1334 USA 94042 Mountain View 1 Wo Ideafarm: The server software has been enhanced so that now it should keep working even if all but one server dies. This is necessary because servers must occasionally be rebooted or the software manually restarted. I will begin to focus on making page service fast. Over the next few strongs, I should be able to eliminate any bugs that cause the software or the web pages to fail.