Daily Thought Archive

Title Comments Date Thought Text
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


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

Javascript 0 06 Dec 2017

Learning javascript was a great idea. I wonder if it will be my new goto language.

Cryptokitties 0 04 Dec 2017

I love cryptokitties for lots of reasons. They're cute, they might drive ethereum adoption, etc.

But my favorite reason is that they blur the line between trade-able assets and imaginary bullshit.

Cornell application submitted 0 03 Dec 2017

Cornell application submitted!

Predictions 0 02 Dec 2017

Two predictions about the information age:

  • ENS (or a similar decentralized system) will replace DNS (possibly with backward compatibility)
  • A truck transporting documents for outsourced shredding (eg. Iron Mountain) will be highway-robbed stage-coach style
Moved in 0 28 Nov 2017

First daily thought posted to my new upgraded server!

Work Email 0 26 Nov 2017

Good thanksgiving! I think I can wait one more day before checking my work email.

Password Manager 0 20 Nov 2017

I finally started using a password manager. So far, feels like a game changer.

$8000 0 19 Nov 2017

Bitcoin reached $8000. New all-time high. #8ktoday

Own Cloud 0 17 Nov 2017

Just rediscovered owncloud. I think all of my technological dreams might come true.

Back Screws 0 17 Nov 2017

Those are some gnarly screws that came out of your back grandpa! Good luck recovering.

Pez Load 0 15 Nov 2017

Loaded the pez without taking them out of the stack!!

Next goal: Take the picture with spilling them.

Updates Coming 0 13 Nov 2017

Expect updates to the website in the next few months. Hoping to give it a little new life.

State 2017 0 11 Nov 2017

Congrats PGXC. Going to meet of champions.

Last interims 0 10 Nov 2017

Wrote my last interim comments ever!

Rinkeby Faucet 0 07 Nov 2017

Rinkeby faucet seems like a good idea, except it further locks us into using the big 3 social media platforms. #decentralization ????

Dark fiber 0 06 Nov 2017

Phrase of the day: Dark Fiber

Fiber optic cables that were run for potential future use, but are not currently in use.

OMG no more GRE. 0 05 Nov 2017

OMG no more GRE.

Windsheild 0 03 Nov 2017

Finally cleaned the inside of my windshield for the first time in 2.5 years. I didn't realize it could get so dirty. Maybe I don't need driving glasses after all!

PEZZZZZZ 0 03 Nov 2017

Same thought process every time I fill a PEZ dispenser:

I'm going to do it this time. I won't drop them all over the floor. Off to a good start. Steady hands. Peel carefully. So far so good. Almost there. Damnit.

I don't think I know what PEZ taste like when they haven't hit the ground.

New Host Soon 0 01 Nov 2017

I'm cleaning up my server to switch to a new host. I'm so excited. I hope my sites will be snappy again. #hostmonstersucks

Sleep in 0 31 Oct 2017

I'm so happy I get to sleep in tomorrow. I wish it happened every day.

Math GRE Done 0 29 Oct 2017

Math GRE is #done.

JFK Files 0 27 Oct 2017

I guess government transparency is only realistic when enforcible. #????????????

jOShy 0 20 Oct 2017

I finally figured out the perfect name for my operating system: jOShy.

Now it's a simple matter of coding.

Leaf catching 0 20 Oct 2017

I'm a big fan of catching falling leaves, especially while running. But make sure to also watch where you're going... ????

Work clothes 0 17 Oct 2017

That feeling when you're almost ready for work, prepared to have a great day, and you realize... I can't wear jeans today, I have to dress up like a douchebag.

Best meet ever 1 13 Oct 2017

Best meet ever!

Tendinitis 0 10 Oct 2017

I guess it's time that I admit how bad my tendinitis has gotten and take a week off. #adulting

Bluetooth UX 1 08 Oct 2017

Just bluetoothed a photo from phone to computer. Amazing UX!!

Shore Coaches Champions 0 08 Oct 2017

Congratulations, ladies, on winning the Shore Coaches Invitational!

python imports 0 06 Oct 2017

Why is python's import system so broken and nonsensical!?

New starter 0 04 Oct 2017

It's so nice to start my truck with a key! This must be how people felt when electric starters were new.

New shoes 0 03 Oct 2017

First run in my new shoes felt great.