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SnailLife > Snaily Updates: BrainHub + Runners, SnailLife Logo

Posted 07 February 2016

I finally have two BrainRunners working on a DigitalOcean droplet, and one BrainHub on another droplet queueing and assigning tasks to the runners.

It's still rough, but let's start with the BrainHub's scheduled artisan commands (Artisan is the CLI that comes with Laravel):

QueueIdleBrainChecks runs every minute.
public function handle() {...

SnailLife > BrainHub and BrainRunner - Finally Over the Hump

Posted 26 January 2016

Note: This post may make more sense if you also check out the one I posted before Christmas on my blog (which I unfortunately forgot to also post here at the time: http://liza.io/the-brain-scope-is-growing-brainhub/

I’ve started this post maybe twenty times now, since before Christmas, and each time I keep putting it off, thinking “I’ll just blog whe...

SnailLife > Snail Organs, Immune System, and Ageing

Posted 01 October 2015

Organs! Immune systems! Old age! Dying from old age!

I’m super excited. I was thinking: “How do I implement old age and death, and health in general? Is health just energy? When the snail is out of energy, it dies? But that seems too simplistic.”

At this point I should have realized that ‘simplistic’ is a good thing. Instead I decided to try to mimic a...

SnailLife > Wild snails around the world

Posted 24 September 2015

Did you know that there is an entirely separate formula to calculate the distance between two points on the surface of a sphere? I mean…it kind of makes sense when you think about it. The shortest distance between two points without accounting for the curvature of the sphere would go right through the sphere itself, making it pretty useless when calculati...

SnailLife > Bringing snail stables down to earth

Posted 18 September 2015

SnailLife snail stables have always lived in the ether - in some virtual universe with no physical location. Since I'm trying to make SnailLife based in reality, users' snail stables should also be based in real locations. This is why now, upon registration, the user's physical location is used as the location of their snail stable.

Having never used HTM...