I made a little toy bot and it ate all my CPU. Or: why an infinite loop cost me $16.
I made a slackbot and discovered textblob and I’m really enjoying how simple both of those things were. This future makes it very easy to create things with code.
Today I needed to make a bar chart out of some data, and reached for my trusty examples... and realised that they were in my home directory in the company I no longer work at. So today I learned gnuplot almost from scratch again and here's my new trusty example.
Using multiple surfaces in pygame to show a scoreboard for my world-changing game.
In a couple of hours I threw together the world’s stupidest game. Remember me for all the indie awards this year.
Combining two of my favourite things to do.
The internet is really really great. For cats.
I made my kid an Amazon Dash button that starts the Moana soundtrack on the Sonos. And then added a Hamilton button for me.
It took maybe twelve minutes to go from “I just remembered bazel is a thing” to “my code now builds and runs using it”, and at least nine of those were figuring out how to install java8 on ubuntu.
I know everyone else got on the Pi train four years ago, but Christmas day was my first time holding one. And I see why everyone loves them.
A few days ago I posted about how to get the email address for a Google Calendar user from inside a Chrome extension. It turns out that that’s not the whole story.