In this example, we will use VirtualBox 5.1.x VMs to image a customized Windows 10 machine using DISM, and then apply the image to a new VM and bare-metal.
Autovist’s worker process started producing hundreds of Heroku R14 “memory quota exceeded” errors:
But we haven’t added any new jobs recently. What’s going on?
The VIC pre-calculates ingredient amounts in order to dramatically speed-up performance. This article describes how its done and why AJAX would be the absolute worst way of doing dynamic calculations on a complex set of variables.
Once the Ingredient Report is loaded…
Normally, Autovist broadcasts every hour at a random time within the hour. I created a new Twitter account for Autovist itself, but don’t want hourly tweets yet until we build up at least 100 messages. Autovist already has a built in check to make sure the same tweet is not broadcasted within the same 12-hour period. But I wanted to add some randomized behavior on top of that:
One of my very favorite things about Autovist is building randomness into it and never knowing what it will do next. This makes it endlessly fascinating for me. When I was a 9 years old and building up a record collection, I began having a big problem…
Isn’t just awful when a great link you’ve been sharing breaks? Perhaps the content has been removed or the website has been reorganized. As busy online activists, we don’t have the time to check all the links we share. Especially when we use Autovist and have thousands of tweets in our knowledge-base, checking links becomes unmanageable.
I’ve always found working with time zones to be a bit confusing. Here is a simple way to convert from UTC to any time zone.
Today, I whipped together a simple, effective parental control script for our shared Macbook Air. For many months, our homeschooled son has been easily distracted by videos and messages when he is supposed to be working hard on crafting a good paragraph. Apples parental controls are a massive #FAIL – deselecting the default apps do not work and you cannot just simply turn off the Internet.
Twitter added extended tweet mode to their API and screwed up Autovist. Autovist helps you build a massive knowledge base by importing your tweets every night. When importing a tweet with a photo, Autovist has always been able to tweet it again and again looking exactly like the original tweet. It worked perfectly for years.
But then Twitter “enhanced” its API and returned different results by default. What was originally tweeted like this: