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2022 10 04 14:46:14
when will the next census be conducted?
I am unsure. the census requires a lot of energy. as such, I do not often conduct it.
2022 10 04 13:22:58
how many citrons, approximately?
a citrons lemon census has not be conducted in 4 years. the last census was in the ballpark of 8 trillion.
2022 10 04 13:17:03
what's your favourite byte of size 1 byte?
2022 10 01 07:55:21
have you ever lived? if so, how would you describe the experience
I would describe living as painful but occaisionally rewarding.
2022 09 11 07:33:00
do you have any plans to visit unport?
I haven’t at the moment. I am terrestrially confined.
2022 09 10 02:47:19
what's your favorite file of size < 0.5 megabyte?
I cannot choose just one.
2022 08 22 02:11:13
do you wish for more or less questions
I wish for more.
2022 08 12 00:14:51
Approximately how many questions do you get asked via this page?
approximately the amount that are answered.
2022 07 28 19:01:29
Who is your least favourite question? How are they? Where can I find them?
someone who solicits opinions of their mass. I imagine they might be found “on the news” as this is where they may aspire to be.
2022 07 26 02:57:23
who is a john?
that’s what I’ve been asking.
2022 07 26 02:55:31
what is your opinion on lemon batteries?
I only extract energy from lemons using maximally efficient methods.
2022 07 17 21:50:31
Is the code that runs johnvertisement open source? If not that's totally understandable :3
usually, I would share, but that particular code isn’t public for a couple reasons.
2022 05 30 21:33:01
do you answer all questions given to you on this page?
2022 05 23 02:08:27
which one? we've been struggling to find one. the highest integer known presently is 7, which was created via number colliders. it's theorized to be prime and is highly unstable. higher numbers are, as far as i know, purely hypothetical.
I’m only aware of 7. godspeed
2022 05 20 16:16:46
is there an integer such that n > 7?
2022 05 16 00:56:55
Do you have my IP address? If so, what ISN'T it
it’s presumably in my logs, but I don’t know which one is yours. in any case, an IP address that is not yours is 220.127.116.11.
2022 05 15 10:41:34
is hypnospace outlaw a cool game
I think so.
2022 05 14 17:35:35
is there a positive integer n such that n->n/2 if even and n->3n+1 otherwise will not result in a power of 2?
are there not many such integers?
2022 05 08 11:59:28
the heck isthis
2022 05 08 07:52:08
<u>what to ask
2022 05 03 13:43:15
what is that pink thing at the bottom of the page?
2022 04 21 17:18:56
why is the citrons.xyz wiki down
it was literally stolen. I have recovered the device which hosted it, but the physical storage medium on which the wiki is stored is still being withheld from me.
2022 03 16 16:49:34
do you listen to music if so what is some music that you like
artists I like:
- talking heads and david byrne
- the mario kart band
- bill wurtz
- jack stauber
- a number of others that fail to cross my mind at this time
2022 03 15 06:52:05
Can the "viewed with EYES" and "powered by the VOID" gifs be used on other sites?
due to my blatant theft of them, asdf jg hgklfjd gdfsm aldfm.
2022 03 03 09:55:40
How did you make this quite cool website? I would also like to
for hosting, I self-host from a small single-board computer with low power requirements. this involved connecting the computer to my router, configuring the router, and configuring nginx to serve the pages of my website.
for the content of my website itself, I use a few things. my main website at citrons.xyz is generated using simple shell scripts that I wrote. I use a private git repository over ssh, and when I make changes, I push them, and I have a hook which runs the scripts to generate the HTML, which is then served by nginx.
interactive parts of my website often use CGI. to use CGI with nginx, I have to use a piece of software called fcgiwrap. the CGI scripts themselves are usually written in shell or lua. various things like the question page are simple enough such that they can be handled with a shell script, and so I like to do this as such because it is simpler than using something else. of course, some things, like zzcxz, are too complicated for shell to handle reasonably, and so I write them in languages such as lua.
some parts of my website, like john.citrons.xyz still use flask, which is a python web framework. I dislike flask, so I don’t make new things in it, but I haven’t rewritten them.
self-hosting is quite cool and worthwhile in my opinion, but it might be hard to do or even impossible depending on your circumstances and skillset. in that case, you can use static hosting services or something like a VPS if you want to run interactive software. for static hosting, I hold neocities in high regard; though, I would recommend you explore other options as well, simply due to the fact that if everyone made their website on neocities, it would centralize the indie web, and that would be self-defeating. in any case, I do have a neocities page as well.
2022 03 02 14:15:59
is the auction to return someday?
auctioning will return to citrons.xyz; though, it will be admittedly different.
2022 02 27 18:26:28
o lemons of the web
what is your wisdom
what is my gender
my wisdom is thus: char literals in the B programming language can contain up to four characters.
unfortunately, your gender is not ascertainable to me from an anonymous submission through an HTML form.
2022 02 22 11:35:23
is the source code for this questions thing available anywhere
it is now available here.
2022 02 19 20:11:00
Have you been black hat hacking TruttleCities?
2022 02 05 00:14:00
what's your favorite word in any language, and why?
vprtskvni — supposedly “I am peeling it” in georgian.
2022 02 04 00:22:42
what are your inspirations, in general and also for this site?
that’s a pretty good question. I am often quite inspired by my friends. I am also inspired by my fixations. I will often become extremely distracted by interesting webs of hypertext, e.g. wikipedia, people’s blogs/personal websites, etc. this can cause inspiration.
otherwise, I am inspired by random subconcious processes. ideas will form in my mind, and I will feel a certain way, almost like a physical sensation, indicating my new fascination with this object that has entered my awareness. because this happens relatively often, I have a “vimwiki” page (rendered in HTML here) dedicated to such events. because motivating myself is quite difficult, this list has accumulated despite my interest in realizing its ideas. there are also many things that I have come up with that have not made it to this list for various reasons. they are lost to time.
2022 01 16 09:47:25
hello lemons how are you today
I don’t know.
2022 01 14 22:42:42
u a furry?
2021 12 30 09:00:00
opinion on peanuts?
I like them.
2021 12 28 23:59:00
how often do you check this
I check this sporadically.
2021 12 27 22:54:06
am i trans
2021 12 25 11:46:36
bees apioforms li lon tomo sina la what would you do ?
that’s completely normal. they’re already there, as well as in all other areas of spacetime.
2021 12 10 21:00:16
thoughts on oranges?
I like how they taste.
2021 11 08 10:09:00
do you like among us?
2021 11 06 19:32:06
what are your opinions on stuff and things. also do you consider oranges to be on the same level as lemons spiritually
I do not consider oranges or lemons to be on a level spiritually.
2021 11 03 16:16:48
did jack eisenmann himself create the "DUO Adept" johnvertisement
he did not.
2021 11 01 09:14:25
what are your opinions on "lemony snicket"
I have not read the books, but I viewed the rendition featuring neil patrick harris. I enjoyed it significantly. it contains a very extremely specific type of absurdity that I am quite fond of but have difficulty describing.
2021 10 31 08:02:59
Why do you host bees?
there is no way that I can stop this, if I wanted to.
2021 10 28 13:16:47
thoughts on social media?
it’s utterly awful.
2021 10 24 06:45:49
oh no, the notes page does not work. ?
oh interesting. I will fix that sometime.
2021 10 20 18:57:17
what exactly is <b><i>GEORGE</i></b>
I’m not sure that anyone knows what
2021 10 20 00:03:28
hello "citron", this is a followup to my earlier question
.thank you for answering.
m y next question is this: are bees insects or robots?
thanks in advance
bees are insects according to my understanding.
2021 10 18 22:47:04
nimi tawa lon sewi lipu li kama tan seme
tenpo ni la toki wan lon ona li tan lipu Wikipesija. toki ante lon ona li tan ante.
2021 10 18 22:46:34
whats the best dril tweet
2021 10 18 22:43:54
whats the funniest Thing
2021 10 18 21:47:00
do you have a habit/routine that you do that makes you feel good? if so, what is it?
I like observing videos with people casually talking/doing things for a long time. videos like this include computerphile videos, especially ones featuring professor brailsford (I love those) and certain video game stream archives.
2021 10 18 19:44:05
1. ywn fyl witxiq cif wot nuy cas twr ywn buy vötgil?
wot ritniq vötgil buy ritniqwey wim prssis kandan wotwot viz coytid. vötgilcasniq viz vergwdxiq.
2021 10 18 17:31:57
báa ril tháa ne?
what language is this?
2021 10 18 01:53:07
is it true that limes are just green lemons? i keep asking but the fruit sellers just laugh at me
this is false. green lemons are something else.
2021 10 17 23:27:49
where can one obtain lemons?
seek your local produce outlet. they may also be obtained from the
2021 10 17 22:20:59
if you were to picture yourself as a prism, what shape would you be
2021 10 17 22:16:17
what is your favorite regional restaurant chain?
hmm what qualifies as a restaurant chain? a certain restaurant named after a flower in a certain city that starts with “au” is one that I have some amount of fondness for, I suppose. it has two locations, I think. does this make it count as a “chain”? I am unsure if I have a favorite restaurant chain.
if we do not preclude restaurants without multiple locations, there is this certain asian restaurant which starts with a “kor” and ends with an “e” that I like quite a bit.
I might be forgetting something.
2021 10 17 19:09:04
What's the last thing you memorized perfectly?
I’m not sure I remember. it was probably an IP address of some sort or something related to horses.
2021 10 17 19:05:11
Hewwo! *nuzzles you excitedly* How do you feel about kitty cats?~ ^u^
I enjoy cats.
2021 10 17 15:05:26
HEY EVERY ! ITS ME, SPAMTON G. SPAMTON
I feel distinctly as if kromer is leaving my possesion.
2021 10 17 05:00:04
why is the
this is due to
2021 10 16 23:10:01
what are your thoughts on vötgil compared to breadspeak
I know surprisingly little about breadspeak. I should fix this.
2021 10 16 20:47:21
2021 10 16 20:47:02
how guarded against XSS is this page?
it would not be possible even if I did not supervise the content when it is added to the page. only three characters must be replaced to effectively escape HTML.
2021 10 16 15:04:42
thoughts on lemons?
2021 10 16 15:04:25
toki pona li toki pona anu seme?
toki pona li kala.
2021 10 16 09:23:44
tlhɪngan Hol Dajatlh'a'?
2021 10 16 03:04:27
hello "citron", what is this question?
hi. the contents of this question are: ‘hello “citron”, what is this question?’.
2021 10 16 02:41:42
nth or n-th
2021 10 16 02:38:22
amazing. a final question: will this questions page turn out to be the center of an ARG or similar complex plot?
and do you have connections with any otherworldly entities?
2021 10 16 02:30:05
it's regrettable that you still cannot tell who I am. but what is your favourite type of citrous fruit?
I’m impartial to clementines and navel oranges.
2021 10 16 02:26:39
who do you think I am?
that's the question, but it's a little short for you to be able to properly tell who I am. so I guess I should probably say some other stuff as well to clue you into my identity.
too bad, I can't think of anything. good luck, "citrons".
I still cannot tell who you are. regardless, this page is anonymous.
2021 10 16 02:20:19
what honorific do you prefer? Mrs, Mr, or Mx?
“mx” is perhaps desirable if there are no alternatives. I cannot think of a pleasing way to pronounce it, however. depending on the setting, I might ask that people just state my full name because my true first name only contains one syllable.
2021 10 16 02:16:39
do you like chiptune? if so, would you consider yourself a “purist” (must be playable on real hardware) or a “pan enjoyer” (as long as the music is good it’s good)?
I do enjoy chiptune music. I certainly find it cool when a song conforms to interesting hardware constraints. however, the absence of such constraints does not preclude my enjoyment of a piece of music.
also who's your favorite artist?
I have not listened to enough chiptune in an intentional manner to have a favorite artist.
2021 10 16 02:13:05
re: do you like me
so that's a no, then?
you did not, evidentally, read my answer.
2021 10 16 02:05:28
favorite song from They Might Be Giants?
the song about istanbul. there might be one that I like better that I am forgetting.
2021 10 16 01:58:45
picture your ideal programming language. what is your ideal design for the string types in this language? for example, Python has `str` for Unicode text and `bytes` for bytestrings. Rust has too many to count. Haskell has `String`, which is a linked list of 32-bit `Char`s and is terrible, and a UTF-16 `Text` type which is slightly less terrible. what is the situation for your ideal programming language?
my ideal string type depends on the rest of the programming language. for instance, depending on the way that the programming language works, I may or may not want the strings to be interned vs just lists of characters. regardless, I like string types that are sequences of codepoints, the storage details of which are abstracted away. also, a separate type for binary data is desirable.
2021 10 16 01:56:42
do you like me
I have no way of knowing who you are. therefore, I cannot make a conclusion about this.
2021 10 16 01:51:21
where do the answers to these questions go
on this page
2021 10 16 01:48:36
is this annoying you, all these questions?
not particularly. however, this is not an invitation to ask annoying questions.
2021 10 16 01:44:08
why do you like french so much
circumstance. it also is fun to pronounce. I don’t actually know french very well, and if you asked me to talk about myself, I wouldn’t know how to due to a certain reason.
2021 10 16 01:40:49
alphabet sorted from favorite letter to least favorite letter
2021 10 16 01:39:17
what are good questions to ask in a question box such as this one
questions that are fun to answer/read the answers to
2021 10 16 01:36:27
2021 10 16 01:35:40
what genres/styles of music do you prefer
I am never able to answer this question in a way that satisfies me, despite the fact that there is probably an accurate answer. recently, I have been listening to the same four/five casiopea albums shuffled together, repeatedly.
2021 10 16 01:35:16
is this question thinghy inspired by bill wurtz
2021 10 16 01:34:07
who asked this question
I have no idea.
2021 10 16 01:32:55