Shockingly little is recorded as occurring on February 28th, so the most prominent and interesting item I could find is the anniversary of the February 29 Massacre, a Taiwanese anti-government uprising that governor Chen Yi brutally suppressed, leading to thousands of deaths, martial law, and the White Terror.
![A woodcut representing the White Terror](/blog/assets/228-by-Li-Jun.png “”)
It’s a little darker than I wanted, especially to segue into “hey, let’s take a look at what I did, this week,” but it’s an important event. Hey, let’s take a look at what I did, this week…
It has been a while, but I have a new project.
As with the Daily Nonogram above, I enjoy starting most mornings with little puzzles. And I obviously enjoy tinkering with code that isn’t necessarily useful. To me, this week, that added up to putting together a memory card game.
The prefix iungi- comes from most of the present tense forms of the Latin verb iungo, and -moji (obviously) comes from “emoji.”
It’s pretty seriously stripped down, of course, just enough to generate and play the card game. If a player wants to inspect the HTML to find out which emoji is under which “card” or modify the click-count, that’s basically trivial. I have only written code to prevent accidental cheating, such as accidentally selecting an emoji or clicking a card so quickly that it matches itself.
While working on Iungimoji, I noticed a couple of problems with the Daily Nonogram code that I partly used as a basis.
Specifically, the image credit still used a shoddy system to assemble the URL to the PxHere page, based on the specific image URL…even though the images no longer come from PxHere. Now, instead of doing that, it does what should have happened in the first place: It caches the URL that the random link redirects to.
Probably the most interesting change to the Morning Dashboard is that there’s now a list—extremely rough, since I don’t know how well I can really trust the source data to stay up to date—of holidays around the world for the day. Since many countries share holidays, the code spends some time grouping the holidays by name, with a list of flag emoji to identify where the holiday gets celebrated.
More because the times are available than because I might get use out of them, the day’s summary also includes additional Sun-based times, like solar noon and the “golden hour” boundaries.
Most trivially, the arrow emoji for wind direction are clearer. The previous double-line arrows ⇑ are fine, but don’t really display neatly. Moving to the boxed versions ⬆️ carry the same information, but come with an inherent contrast.
The list of library updates is growing, so it might be time to review and handle a few of them, again. However, I also have another puzzle game in the works that I may release, and possibly a breakthrough on board games that I didn’t expect.
Credits: The header image is 228 by Li Jun by Huang Rong-can, in the public domain due to an expired copyright term.
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