2023/12/04 11:41:00 +07:00 good-lly/lowstorage - "for Workers using R2". Looks like it could be useful for when you are dealing with non complex situations in Cloudflare workers and handling JSON data. # github.com
2023/11/01 16:58:00 +07:00 Catching up on coding - I've been out of build minutes the past 5-6 days. The counter reset yesterday, so today I've been trying to get back into the coding mindset. I wrote quite a bit of code this past week but didn't have a way to test or deploy it. Now that I'm getting setup to test it all, it's become obvious that I need to refactor some of the plugins to have more tests, to lighten the burden on the website main project.
The thing I'm trying to avoid is running out of build minutes again. The website's npm module cache is great for normal time operation, it saves loads of build minutes, but when the plugins are changing, I effectively have to turn off the cache to get the updates into the website. It's a real hassle, error prone, and wastes loads of build minutes.
So I'm moving what tests I can from the main website repo into the plugin repos. I'm hoping that will make things easier to manage, and save on build minutes, because the plugins have less dependencies. I won't know for sure until it's done, but my huntch is that it will, and it will be better organised in any case.
Of course as I'm doing that I've found that the various plugins were all using their own test fixtures data. I had setup a seperate repo with test data but was only using it in the main website project. As part of the refactor then, I'm going to make sure all the repos use the test data from the same repo, rather than each having their own, possibily inconsistent data.
It takes a bit longer than you expected, which can be frustrating at times, especially when you've been waiting eagerly for what feels like ages to test your latest code. But I'm mostly used to it, and I can see that the setup will be way more robust once this little update is done.
It's the way things often happen with software. #
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The latest All-in Podcast episode where they have a discussion with presidential candidate Dean Phillips, is another great episode. They've really perfected the 4 successfull entrepreuneurs joking around but also having serious discussions format. It got me thinking, why don't we have a comparable podcast coming out of the UK?
I guess it's got something to do with the UK not being anywhere as big and important as the US. We are after all a nation of part-time gardeners. Or are we? It brought back memories of Dirty Sanchez, which was Britain's, or more specifically, Wale's answer to US created Jackass. If you are at all squeamish I would avoid searching for episodes on YouTube. Dirty Sanchez was the smaller but much more hardcore version Jackass, which was a tremendous shocker when you discovered it, because surely nothing could be more hardcore than Jackass. And so you watched Dirty Sanchez and you just thought, holy fucking shit with your mouth wide open. It's 10 years on and I still find it difficult to believe.
And UK politics is so much less large than the US, how could the UK ever ceate an All-in Podcast competitor? Yeah that's true. And it's a lot duller. But maybe that is bizarely it's greatest strength. I think the thing that made Dirty Sanchez so good, wasn't just the shocking things they were doing, it was that it was a complete break from how media until then had been produced. It didn't feel like it was made by any of the terrestrial TV stations.
And also remember the stage is potentially a lot bigger than just the UK. A dive and a quick swim and you're in the European Union, a rich fertile ground of dysfunction, just waiting to be analised by techno entrepreneurs trying to set themselves up for time in government while creating fancy self promotional vodka. Although what they get up to might be very different, especially if they are gardeners.
Just an idea, it might seem impossible for the UK to create something like the All-in Podcast, but I'm here to tell you that not only have we done it before, but there is ample scope to create something really really great, probably without ripping your nipples off. There are many less painfull dimensions that remain unnexplored.
I wish I could articulate all this with better prose, but I can't right now. I don't even have an AI assistant, times are tough. The point is that we could create something quintessentially british or dare I say it european. The time is now. There is no better time to be the media than when the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Feel free to turn this half baked idea into something amazing.
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