If you check the sandbox you will see I’m playing with API automation.
It started with the Discourse AI ChatGPT integration, where I realized the power of interacting with an API directly in Discourse.
This topic will collect ideas I have for “functional notes”, topics that interact with and are enhanced by hypermedia services.
The dice rollers I’ve been building are examples of this, though I think we could use them for so much more. Rules lookups come to mind, as well as hypermedia experiences.
Example: using natural language to play a board game which includes updates with real world maps being updated to match game state. Fun!
Mapping is a part of what I do, and integrating the mapbox static image API fixes an issue I always have: bad connectivity and a need for directions.
The last thing I want to do is fiddle with a zooming scrolling web tile to figure out where I am.
Fortunately, my personal sites always load really well for me, so having a static map image for reference is ideal for me!
Other neat ideas:
- Community site that shows public transit options between neighborhoods, with just in time info
- Aforementioned game idea, use real map data for the board
Oh, this is a big one I thought of today while sitting outside the library waiting for Clover to bring out a bag of books they could not have carried home on their own.
While processing The notebooks I often take a picture of the page… while have me type it up when I can have it go to an OCR service, and then cleaned up by a language machine, and then edited back into the post.
I’m hoping that accelerates processing that box of books!
When I’m looking for information I hit up several repositories of knowledge, depending on what I seek.
Let’s automate it!
I want to drop a link or idea somewhere, and get the initial mini-dossier I’d create on my own.
There are books Susan bought me, and I deeply appreciate them. They explain words with narratives, which work really well for me.
I’d love a mini version of that when I’m learning a new word.
Couple of extra steps applied to OCR feedback:
- Translate to English, if not already
- Experimenting with including GPS coords in exif, so I can add geo coordinates from uploading a photo. Useful for plaques and information boards found out and about