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Judicial Retention - Intro

Oct. 20, 2021

This guide is for leftists, so if that doesn't define your political ideology, then you probably won't get a whole lot out of this. As they say in the mileage business, yours may vary.

If judicial races in Philly get almost no coverage, there's absolutely nothing to go on for retention (unless a judge really pisses off the FOP or something). Often, when judges come up for retention, they just assume that they'll win and don't even make a case for themselves remaining in power. (This is a good strategy! No one ever loses!) But each judge that "wins" retention …

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Himawari 8 Bot

April 22, 2016

Another Twitter bot; this one creates GIFs from satellite data from the Japanese Meterological Agency’s Himawari 8 weather satellite. You can find technical information on the satellite at the JMA’s website.

The satellite was launched late-2014, sending back its first image of the full disk of the Earth on December 18, 2014. It remains in geosynchronous orbit over the equator, 35,786km away, right about at 140.7°E. The satellite sends back data every 10 minutes. The videos on this site are from eary runs of the bot and constructed from crops of the full disk images.

The close-crop …

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The GIFing Bot

Oct. 1, 2015

This is a bot that I made. It exists on Twitter. Since GIFs on Twitter are converted into MP4 files, they’re not as easy to keep, download, organize, &c. Everyone loves GIFs is what I am saying. TheGIFingBot exists to return the MP4s to their true, GIF form and make GIFs shareable on Twitter again.

The bot will never tweet out the link to the file you converted or mention you (everything is sent via Direct Messages), so there’s no spam here or anything like that.


  • Follow the bot.
  • The bot will follow you back.
  • Find any tweet that …

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