Month: June 2021


Pocketlang is a small (~3000 semicolons) and fast functional language written in C. It’s syntactically similar to Ruby and it can be learned within 15 minutes. Including the compiler, bytecode VM and runtime, it’s a standalone executable with zero external dependencies just as it’s self descriptive name. The pocketlang VM can be embedded in another hosting program very easily….

A from-scratch tour of Bitcoin in Python

Musings of a Computer Scientist. I find blockchain fascinating because it extends open source software development to open source + state. This seems to be a genuine/exciting innovation in computing paradigms; We don’t just get to share code, we get to share a running computer, and anyone anywhere can use it in an open and…


Plover (rhymes with “lover”) is a desktop application that allows anyone to use stenography to write on their computer, up to speeds of 200WPM and beyond. Plover is part of the Open Steno Project. The Open Steno Project’s goal is to provide everything you need to learn machine shorthand on your own, from free software, to…


Fuzzynote is a terminal-based, hyper-fast, CRDT-backed, collaborative note-taking tool that is a simple, powerful, extremely fast search tool. Terminal-based, hyper-fast, CRDT-backed, collaborative note-taking tool 8 forks. 346 stars. 4 open issues. Recent commits: Merge pull request #99 from Sambigeara/dependabot/go_modules/ from 0.3.6 to 0.3.8, GitHub Merge pull request #98 from Sambigeara/dependabot/go_modules/ from 1.7.0… – Reviews, Pros & Cons

What is Abstract APIs? provides powerful APIs to automate common development tasks. They make it easy to validate emails, geolocate IPs, calculate VAT, compress images and more. Their focus is on providing an outstanding experience for developers along with excellent documentation and support while providing both free and paid plans. APIs is a useful…

Ripgrep 13 is Out!

Ripgrep 13 is a new major version release of ripgrep that primarily contains bug fixes, some performance improvements and a few minor breaking changes. There is also a fix for a security vulnerability on Windows (CVE-2021-3013). In case you haven’t heard of it before, ripgrep is a line-oriented search tool that recursively searches the current…


Gooey converts your Console Applications into end-user-friendly GUI applications. It lets you focus on building robust, configurable programs in a familiar way, all without having to worry about how it will be presented to and interacted with by your average user.