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public:the_tale_of_httpdirfs [2019/04/30 09:47]
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public:the_tale_of_httpdirfs [2019/04/30 09:54]
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 Obviously I wrote in the README of the project that I dedicated the project to the Archivist, and people on Reddit find it [[https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​DataHoarder/​comments/​bgadpv/​httpdirfs_now_has_a_permanent_cache_so_now_it/​elk1y68/​|funny]]. Obviously I wrote in the README of the project that I dedicated the project to the Archivist, and people on Reddit find it [[https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​DataHoarder/​comments/​bgadpv/​httpdirfs_now_has_a_permanent_cache_so_now_it/​elk1y68/​|funny]].
  
-It is kind of crazy how far this project has come - this software is now available on [[https://​packages.debian.org/​sid/​httpdirfs|Debian]]. It is interesting enough to attract a Debian Developer who packaged and uploaded ​my software+It is kind of crazy how far this project has come - this software is now available on [[https://​packages.debian.org/​sid/​httpdirfs|Debian]]. It is interesting enough to attract a Debian Developer who packaged and uploaded ​it
  
-Finally, researchers in Germany have decided to incorporate HTTPDirFS in their research software [[https://​www.curious-containers.cc/​docs/​red-connectors-input-directories#​httpdirfs|framework]],​ for importing data. Their publication record so far suggests that the project is primarily used for biomedical research. ​+Finally, researchers in Germany have decided to incorporate HTTPDirFS in their research software [[https://​www.curious-containers.cc/​docs/​red-connectors-input-directories#​httpdirfs|framework]],​ for importing data. Their [[https://​www.curious-containers.cc/​publications|publication record]] so far suggests that the project is primarily used for biomedical research. ​
  
-I really don't know what to feel or what to say about this one - this project was originally designed to annoy someone on the Internet. It was not meant to be useful or helpful. It feels really strange that some researchers on the Internet are taking it seriously. I have a lot of friends who study medicine, I do enjoy being around them, but do find it really ​weird that my personal project ​somehow winds up helping out biomedical research. It feels like my real life is somehow ​intruding in my virtual life. My dad does biomedical research, so I suppose it feels great to indirectly contribute to the field.+I really don't know what to feel or what to say about this one - this project was originally designed to annoy someone on the Internet. It was not meant to be useful or helpful. It feels really strange that some researchers on the Internet are taking it seriously. ​Because I am in UEA Triathlon Club, I have a lot of friends who study medicine, I do enjoy being around them. But I find it highly ​weird that HTTPDirFS ​somehow winds up helping out with biomedical research ​- when will people who are somehow ​related to medicine leave me alone? (Only joking of course!) ​My dad does biomedical research, so I suppose it feels great to indirectly contribute to the field. ​:-)
  
 So overall, I am not sure if this project has been a success or failure, in the sense of whether it fulfilled its original purpose. I am not sure if the Archivist is annoyed. However I believe I have provided ample entertainment for the Redditors in his own subreddit. ​ So overall, I am not sure if this project has been a success or failure, in the sense of whether it fulfilled its original purpose. I am not sure if the Archivist is annoyed. However I believe I have provided ample entertainment for the Redditors in his own subreddit. ​
  
-However, what'​s ​certain is that I am really proud of this project - it feels great that people on the Internet take your toy project seriously, especially when it wasn't meant to be serious at all. Using badly learnt knowledge learnt from undergraduate days in real life brought me great satisfaction. Thank you for teaching me about concurrency,​ [[https://​www.cs.york.ac.uk/​people/​burns|Professor Alan Burns]]. ​+What is certain is that I am really proud of this project - it feels great that people on the Internet take your toy project seriously, especially when it wasn't meant to be serious at all. Using badly learnt knowledge learnt from undergraduate days in real life brought me great satisfaction. Thank you for teaching me about concurrency,​ [[https://​www.cs.york.ac.uk/​people/​burns|Professor Alan Burns]]. ​
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