This is the personal blog of codywohlers. As described in the debut article Let's make a blog, this blog is mostly about my personal musings and random formal creations. Probably related to society and technology playing together, other times not. See codywohlers.ca/about for info about me. I won't be writing for profit or deadlines here, only formalizing my thoughts.
Each article has a comment section that is nested, sortable and filterable. Comments can be left anonymously or by registered users who get to claim their comment author "name" (username). See the Help page for detailed information. Comments can be voted as liked or disliked, agreed with or disagreed with, and marked as any or all of: insightful, funny, off-topic, troll, and/or spam. Registered users can receive notifications about updates, and get 2x voting and marking. The article author (me) gets 2x voting and 10x marking. The comment section is an implementation of the comment-section project.
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