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

Data-oriented Programming in Python

made by brilee, submitted by nicholasbs
An overview of how the NumPy family of libraries help make Python more performant for scientific computing, without losing the benefits Python brings.

Hacking Ethernet out of Fibre Channel cards

made by Benjojo, submitted by nicholasbs
What do you do after you buy three shopping bags worth of Fiber Channel cards on eBay? This is a delightful story of the rabbit hole Ben went down to make the cards useful, including writing a virtual device handler that treats the cards like SCIS scanners!

A minimalist development workflow using ES6 modules and Snowpack

made by bryanbraun, submitted by nicholasbs
A simple development setup for modern JavaScript, without having to pull in big dependencies or extra complexity (e.g., Create React App).


made by shazow, submitted by nicholasbs
A tool that, given a link, will crawl various sources to get interesting details about that link, including *other* links in the comments on news aggregators.

Hello "Hello world!"

made by jfo, submitted by nicholasbs
A deep dive into the inner workings of printing strings in several languages, with a focus on how Zig balances simplicity and control.

conrad — Conference Radar

made by vinayakmehta, submitted by nicholasbs
A command line tool that helps you track conferences and meetups.

Under the Hood of a Simple DNS Server

made by aos, submitted by nicholasbs
A walkthrough of implementing a simple DNS server that follows the original RFCs for the protocol.


made by Tamrat, submitted by nicholasbs
A visual note-taking app that lets you easily lay out notes and images on a board. Source:

Fermat's Last Margin

made by shapr, submitted by nicholasbs
A tool for writing (as much as you want!) in the margin of research papers, and sharing those annotations via Git!


made by ruijiefang, submitted by nicholasbs
A simple engine for manipulating symbolic mathematics in Lisp-style S-expressions in OCaml.