Daily Thought Archive

Title Comments Date Thought Text
CODE Crossover 0 12 Jul 2018

Awesome crossover class with Cryptography!

Word processor 0 10 Jul 2018

Using a web-based word processor is weird because the server kinda gets to see the way you think as you draft and revise.

Julie Weekend 0 08 Jul 2018

Had an awesome weekend with Julie. She got the full CTY experience.

Caught Up 0 03 Jul 2018

Starting to feel caught up on rchain stuff.

Forgotten 0 02 Jul 2018

Thought if a great daily thought earlier. It was so good I knew I wouldn't forget it. But I did. Should have known!

Sharpie tattoo 0 01 Jul 2018

Sharpie tattoos aren't as permanent as one might expect.

Floss 0 26 Jun 2018

I wish floss came in clear cases so you could see it before buying.

Study Time 0 23 Jun 2018

Getting back in the flow of CTY. Setting good precedent by finding study time tonight.

Devices : People 0 20 Jun 2018

It used to be many people to one computer device (They were called mainframes). Now it's many devices per person.

CTY week 0 19 Jun 2018

It's finally cty week! Can't wait to get there!

Switch Browsers 0 15 Jun 2018

I'm actually considering switching web browsers for the first time since 2003.

Pretty Printing 0 15 Jun 2018

Hilarious quote from the Code Prettify readme.

"Prettifying obfuscated code is like putting lipstick on a pig — i.e. outside the scope of this tool."

Last Programming Assignment 0 12 Jun 2018

Finished the last programming assignment for Dan Boneh's Crypto 1 class. The end is near!

The Circle 0 11 Jun 2018

Movie Recommendation: The Circle

Illustrations 0 08 Jun 2018

Getting some awesome illustrations for my upcoming rholang tutorial.

Github 0 04 Jun 2018

OMG, Microsoft is buying github. I don't think I have the energy to extract all my data again. Let's get this infrastructure on rchain fast.

Mustang 0 03 Jun 2018

The mustang is starting to look airworthy! Working ailerons will make it actually be airworthy.

Confused Deputy Problem 0 01 Jun 2018

Tired of my information security posts? Perhaps Barney Fife is more your style?

Check out the Confused Deputy Problem.

Waterproof devices 0 31 May 2018

It's actually kind of amazing that phones aren't al reasonably waterproof. People know it rains like 20% of the time right?

Individual Authentication 0 29 May 2018

A Picturebook of Secure Cooperation on authentication:

Ask not, “who are you?”, but rather, “are you allowed?”. This was always the crucial question anyway; by asking this better question, we get a better answer.

Party weekend 0 28 May 2018

Had an awesome party weekend in Ohio.

Rholang 0 23 May 2018

Actually ran some rholang code today!

Console Style 0 22 May 2018

Today I learned that you can style JS console output. (link)

Dapp Developing 0 21 May 2018

Starting to develop some real Dapps.

School of rock 0 20 May 2018

School of rock on broadway is awesome!

Blockchain school 0 17 May 2018

Coming up with an idea for a blockchain-based education platform.

Back to Philly 0 15 May 2018

Made it back to Philly.

Happy Birthday and Mothers' Day 0 13 May 2018

Happy Birthday Sarah and Mothers' Day Mom

RotaryTalk 0 09 May 2018

Rotary talk, What is Cryptocurrency, went well. (video, slides)

Cuban pork sandwiches 0 08 May 2018

Mmmmmmm Cuban pork sandwiches.

philly bars 0 07 May 2018

Had a great time exploring Philly bars with Julie!

All sides 0 02 May 2018

Remember to hear all sides of the story. I had a fun read through r/Bitcoin and r/EthereumClassic (places I rarely visit)

Closes at 5!? 0 30 Apr 2018

Libraries and coffee shops close at 5:00!? When do people get shit done?

Pi Calculus 0 28 Apr 2018

Pi Calculus is cool!

Two video calls 0 27 Apr 2018

Two video calls today. One a successful collaborative learning group with rchain people. The other a failed interview because their proprietary software didn't support screen sharing on my standards compliant desktop OS.

City Life 0 25 Apr 2018

Living the city life. Where are all the grocery stores?

Back to the grind 0 23 Apr 2018

That was a fun week of travel and conference. Now back to the grind.

Drive 0 19 Apr 2018

Chipping away at the drive back east. (Thanks for the wifi Iowa)

Rchain Developers' conference 0 18 Apr 2018

Rchain developers' conference is excellent!

Happy Birthday TyTy! 0 13 Apr 2018

Happy Birthday TyTy!

Counter Dapp 0 11 Apr 2018

Officially wrote my first from-scratch ethereum dapp. It gives each user a their own uncensorable counter. #BabySteps

Happy Birthday Julie 0 10 Apr 2018

Happy Birthday Julie!

Happy Birthday Dad 0 08 Apr 2018

Happy Birthday Dad!

Rejected 0 06 Apr 2018

At first I was irritated that Maryland sent me a second letter of rejection. You know, like rubbing salt in it. But I guess that's better than the school's that didn't bother to answer at all.

Just the month!? 0 03 Apr 2018

I can't believe one can restore access to a Google account using only the month and year the account was created🤦

Happy Easter 0 01 Apr 2018

Happy Easter!

rchain developers retreat? 0 26 Mar 2018

Maybe the next step in my vision quest will be the rchain developers retreat?

Fit 0 25 Mar 2018

I want to be fit, and also not be hungry. I wish it didn't have to be one or the other.

Spam 0 22 Mar 2018

Man, spam stinks.

Florida 0 19 Mar 2018

Am I ever gonna be done with Florida?

Shake flashlight 0 16 Mar 2018

The bike phone holder isn't really compatible with the shake motion to turn the light on.

Tube a day 0 16 Mar 2018

I'm averaging one tube per day. I've more than doubled the number of tubes I used on my entire LA - Boston trip.

Reusable Zipties 0 14 Mar 2018

Reusable Zipties: Best invention ever

Conscience 0 12 Mar 2018

Darn conscience. I could've had a free camp site.

circus performer 0 11 Mar 2018

Saw an aaawwwweeesome street circus performer on Key West!

Florida 0 09 Mar 2018

Taking a few days of Florida vacation before starting the ride on Monday.

Checked in 0 07 Mar 2018

Checked in for my flight to Florida. Looks like this trip is really going down.

Menus 0 06 Mar 2018

Site menu on mobile should be fixed now.

New Emoji 0 05 Mar 2018

a:-a.

Discovered this new emoji, which is also a prolog program over at code golf. The writer described it as: this looks like a smiley, but I am not sure how to call it. The dot looks like saliva, so maybe "vegetative state", or "Infiurated programmer with curly hair"

src vs href 0 03 Mar 2018

Spent half an hour debugging why my CSS wasn't working. The <link> element uses href, not src. wtf?

Data Collection 0 01 Mar 2018

Collecting real world data is fun. Even if it's only about sump pump fillage.

Brakes rubbing 0 26 Feb 2018

Brakes rubbing the wheel are sooooo hard to fix.

8 Minute Abs 0 26 Feb 2018

Been doing 8 minute abs again lately. Hopefully that six pack will be looking good after I burn off all the insulation.

Coursera 0 23 Feb 2018

Started the Coursera crypto 1 course. Currently trying to understand unpredictable pseudo random generators.

Taxes 0 22 Feb 2018

Hope you enjoyed filing your taxes as much as I did.

Fuck Twitter 0 20 Feb 2018

Here's a big 🖕 to twitter. A few months after creating an account, my account got locked for robot-like activity and they want a phone number to confirm I'm a real person. I thought twitter was different, but I guess they're in the PII business just like all the rest. #ShouldaKnownBetter

Heart shaped meatloaf 0 17 Feb 2018

Made my first heart-shaped meatloaf.

Also, made my first meatloaf.

prism 0 16 Feb 2018

I got invited to the prism closed beta!

Crypto Price 0 14 Feb 2018

Although I was thrilled to be making bank on the rising crypto price, the crash has reminded me of the main objective: widespread adoption

One month 0 12 Feb 2018

One month until the trip starts.

Key 0 11 Feb 2018

Remember the good ol' days when you just had to go to a hardware store to get a key copied?

Lucky mis-click 0 10 Feb 2018

Mis-click led to a 1ETH hand of blackjack (Pretty high stakes for me).
Turned out to be the dream hand (me:11, dealer shows: 6).
Basic strategy says to double down.
I did.

Balls of love 0 08 Feb 2018

Excellent new appetizer: balls of love

Good work Jarod

Training Camp 0 08 Feb 2018

Training camp has officially begun. This is like the camp fitch of the bike trip.

Bye New Jersey 0 06 Feb 2018

I officially no longer live in New Jersey!

Bubble Burst? 0 02 Feb 2018

Looks like the crypto bubble is bursting. I'm excited (and a little nervous) to see where we land.

Remote Node 0 29 Jan 2018

Didn't know Monero supported remote nodes until I had synced 95% of the blockchain.

Alarm Clock 0 28 Jan 2018

It's Sunday night, and yet I don't have to set an alarm for the foreseeable future.

AOC2016 0 23 Jan 2018

And now I've also completed all of Advent of Code 2016!! Hooray for unemployment!

AOC2017 0 23 Jan 2018

Successfully completed all of Advent of Code 2017 :)

Ordinals 0 22 Jan 2018

In math we talk about the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th items in a list. We also talk about the nth item.

So what comes after the nth item? The n+1th item, or the n+1st item?

On the road 0 21 Jan 2018

"Life is a lot simpler on the road" -Nate, 2010ish

Goodbye server 0 18 Jan 2018

Today I say farewell to the shared hosting account that I've had since roughly 2008. It hosted many projects and websites including this one. I learned a ton with it. I'll remember it fondly.

(I also say good riddance to hostmonster, the company that ran the server.)

First Kitty 0 16 Jan 2018

Bought my first crypto kitty.

BCH Koolaid 0 13 Jan 2018

I've officially drank the Koolaid. BCH is the real bitcoin.

Deja Vu 0 12 Jan 2018

It's alarming how frequently I want to post a daily thought only to realize I've already posted it months or years earlier. If that turns out to be the case for this one, my head might explode.

Jackson 0 10 Jan 2018

Taught myself to play Jackson by Craig Finn. Maybe I'm finally good at figuring out songs :)

BCH Convert 0 09 Jan 2018

I think I'm officially a BCH convert.

No strong feelings about investment yet, but politically, BTC seems hosed.

Back to school 0 07 Jan 2018

I guess school really is starting again tomorrow. I hate it when that happens.

Motivation 0 06 Jan 2018

Holy moly, I need to find some motivation to do some work.

Eyes on the prize 0 02 Jan 2018

The bike trip is now officially my primary focus.

Christmas Brew 0 25 Dec 2017

First ever Orndorff Christmas brew

Bitcoin cash 0 20 Dec 2017

Turns out I had 0.61 Bitcoin cash sitting on coinbase. Bonus!

Two speeds 0 15 Dec 2017

I basically have two operating speeds:
* Laying around being lazy doing nothing
* Brilliant ideas flowing so fast I can barely write them all down
No middle ground apparently.

defined? 0 14 Dec 2017

Worst part of JavaScript: "x is not defined" means something completely different than "x is undefined".

Too fat 0 12 Dec 2017

A sure sign you're getting fat is when it's hard to put your socks on.

Power button 0 11 Dec 2017

I set my computer aside so I wouldn't disturb it while it ran a compilation job. Set it right on the power button.

Don't roll your own crypto 0 10 Dec 2017

"Don't roll your own crypto"? Please roll your own crypto!

Read more in my blog post.

freqAnal 0 08 Dec 2017

Wrote a function to perform frequency analysis. Called it freqAnal. #FreakAnal

Holding $15k 0 08 Dec 2017

It's hard to not make every daily thought a bitcoin update lately.

After a crazy day, looks like we're holding $15k. #BigMoneyNoWhammy