Bio: I help run the Recurse Center. In my spare time, I like learning Mandarin and walking around New York.

I Wrote a Faster Sorting Algorithm

made by Malte Skarupke, submitted by nicholasbs
An in-depth blog post about writing an optimized radix sort that's faster than C++'s std::sort for many inputs.

Imagine This: A Web Without Servers

made by taravancil, submitted by nicholasbs
The Web was envisioned as an open platform for publishing and sharing information, but that vision has been lost: most people will never publish independently on the Web. What went wrong?

JSON Path Finder

made by joebeachjoebeach, submitted by nicholasbs
An elegant interface for quickly navigating JSON objects. The software automatically generates the path to retrieve the data you select.

Hamilton the musical data visualization

made by Alec, submitted by nicholasbs
An interactive visualization of the chronology of historical events in relation to the songs in the Broadway musical Hamilton, along with other visualizations, including character co-occurrence.

Mojulo: Interactive pixel art from math

made by Max Bittker, submitted by nicholasbs
You can generate beautiful visuals with remarkably simple equations. Source:

How containers work: overlayfs

made by bork, submitted by nicholasbs
Container images can be quite large, and creating a copy every time you start a new container would be slow and wasteful. This post explains a solution to this problem: overlay file systems!

Using the URL to build database-free web apps

made by bryanbraun, submitted by nicholasbs
A nice overview of the pros and cons of making entirely static web apps by storing all of the state in the URL.

Prototyping An LED Quilt With My Mom

made by strickinato, submitted by nicholasbs
A detailed overview of how to embed LEDs in a quilt.

7 Ways to Loop in JavaScript

made by hachibu, submitted by nicholasbs
A fun exercise: See how many different ways you can think of to loop over an array in JavaScript before reading this post.

MAZE: Solving “the World’s Most Challenging Puzzle” with Python

made by porterjamesj, submitted by nicholasbs
Writing code to solve the puzzle from a classic children's book.