Time to put Boten Anna on repeat, and sit down to work on my chatbot project.

Today I finally have time to sit down and work on my chatbot project AzuraBot. When you think about it, there are a lot of applications that you can write in the form of a chatbot - not all applications have to have a GUI. Conversational interfaces are sometimes useful too. I think in the future we'll be *talking* to our computers like in Star Trek. But the truth is, you can do that today too, all you need is a chatbot with a conversational interface.


Why do I keep forgetting to use Mastodon? Mastodon is awesome, this is where all the best people hang out.

I've created a local Python User Group for Värmland, my province in Sweden. I used Mezzanine, a Django-based CMS to create its website, www.pythonvarmland.se. Now I have to generate interest and get the word out...

Hacker Noon graciously picked up one of my articles about a Linux Bash prompt script I wrote:
Why Linux Developers Should Use GitPrompt – Hacker Noon

Since I'm not all about technology, I've written an article making the case for why I think the Bible and the Quran should be updated by their adherents. This is probably pretty controversial, so wish me luck. And by all means, feel free to let me know what you think.

I watched Hotel Transylvania 3 with the kids the other day. Wow. That was a very... bouncy, energetic movie. I don't think I've ever diagnosed a *movie* with ADHD before, but sometime's got to be the first time I guess.

Jesus. I just watched the latest Nintendo Direct. Apparently, all games are "roguelikes" now, but none are like rogue. Am I the only one who remembers the actual Rogue game, and cares about the actual meaning of words?

I keep forgetting about Mastodon, and I really shouldn't - because every time I come here, I end up have meaningful interactions with nice, interesting people.

I also realized that a great way to keep people coming back to my website is to make a Twitter account (twitter.com/OperationGYST) and a Facebook page (facebook.com/OperationGYST) for the project. That way I can easily notify those who follow / like those accounts, instead of spamming all my friends whenever I've written something that I think is cool, but noone else cares about. Perhaps I should also make a Mastodon account? Hmm.

I've begun adding more content to my website. While doing that, I realized that I need more images for my articles, so I came up with the idea of sprinkling the text with photos of Lego knights. That turned out to be a lot more fun than I thought it would.

Hmm. How does one promote one's newly-created website without resorting to spamming its URL all over social media over and over? The site is about productivity. I have some ideas, but I'd appreciate suggestions.

The semantic web will be the next big thing in artificial intelligence research after ML, because it's a plausible way to crowd source the base knowledge that a general AI needs to have. It is for computers what googling is for humans.

I really like Mastodon. It feels so much social than other social networks.

I suspect it's because none of our real life friends use Mastodon, we feel the need to make NEW friends here, by interacting with people we don't know - so in a sense, we're more actively social on Mastodon than we would be normally. Also, the local timeline is a great way to find like-minded people to interact with.

I've now been using my experimental productivity system Operation Get Your Shit Together for about a week and a half, and so far it seems to work. I posted an update on the web page I created for the project - feel free to check it out and perhaps even post a comment, if it interests you: www.OperationGYST.com.

An undeniable advantage of practicing Shorinji Kempo is that now that I have my black belt, I'm allowed to dress like a GOD DAMN JEDI MASTER.

I just checked out tildes.net (on the suggestion from someone here, I think?), and wow - I'm impressed. In short, it's an open source Reddit alternative that, to me, seems to do a lot of things better than Reddit.

It's still invite-only for now, but I was able to request and get an invite pretty quickly.

Setting up and starting to add content to www.OperationGYST.com was way more fun than I was expecting it to be. Still needs more content and images though.

My website is now live at www.OperationGYST.com. It's very barebones at the moment, it needs a lot more content and some images, but it's a start. If you're interested in productivity systems and self improvement, feel free to read what little there is, and comment on it. Thanks!

I've now started building the website to go with , but there's not enough content to really make it public yet.

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