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Status Check

by Cory on December 29, 2019

Hey, nobody who is reading this, it's Cory P and IIIII'MMMM just checkin' in on 'ya.

I've been very unproductive last month wrt the forums stuff because I've been busy being distracted by Death Stranding, going to therapy, dealing with ...


  • Dream Diary

    A Night in the City

    by Cory on December 26, 2019

    I took a food coma nap just now and had a lights-on nightmare. It's been a while.

    I was in a fancy skyscraper in someone's penthouse room. We were in the bedroom hanging out with a bunch of people. The bedroom had a high ceiling and a bunch of bu...

  • Web Development

    Experiments in Online Long-form Communication

    by Cory on November 29, 2019

    I realized that I never wrote down what my endgoal for this forum software was. I think I should organize some of the main feaures and advantages over what's out there today. It'll probably help me stay focused and also make it easier for me to ge...

  • Web Development

    Can I just Get a Single Break???

    by Cory on November 15, 2019

    Man. I just made a commit to the forum code where I hacked in support for Android mobile. I spend like two weeks doing this and that trying to get fucking SlateJS and React to work nicely on Android and nothing worked.

    I ended up just giving up c...

  • Web Development

    Forum Software State of the Union

    by Cory on November 14, 2019

    Hokay. So, I solved the issue I was bitching about in the last post. I made a custom django filter that I append to the template arguments when loading JSON objects into the webpage. I make something like this:

    <!-- original shit -->
    <td&...
  • Web Development

    Web Bullshit

    by Cory on November 10, 2019

    UGH. I'm getting super fed up with all this web bullshit. I spent this week reading through the slate js docs and source code and then I spend this weekend trying to integrate it into the forum.

    It's an amazing piece of software and integration w...

  • Web Development

    Demotivated, Again...

    by Cory on November 3, 2019

    It's Sunday and I feel like shit. I'm just sitting by myself in my room and I don't think i've talked to another human being outside of transaction store interactions in like 3 days.

    I spent the last week trying to figure out how to get the forum...

  • Corys Blog

    The Old Man and the Package

    by Cory on October 26, 2019

    I took this Friday off to go run a bunch of errands and it ended up being one of the worst days in recent memory. I got a parking ticket when I parked in a university lot to go to the bathroom and I bought a package that came in and looked like so...

  • Trollmegle

    Schooled

    by Cory on October 24, 2019

    Behold this rare Omegle get, wherein Stranger 1 pretends to be a MAGA freak and streamrolls my brilliant conjecture and Stranger 2 is a novice high schooler who just can't seem to remember their history facts:

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