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Hi, I'm John 👋 (he/him)

If you want to know more (maybe too much) about me, you should check out my website for links onward, including my blog, Entropy Arbitrage. But the short version is that, in my spare time, I work on projects that amuse me, whether it's learning about some corner of technology, prototyping new ideas, or just writing out what might be useful later on down the line.

Here's a sample of topics I've been talking about, this past week or so on the blog.

Title Date
Developer Journal, Tivoli Gardens Mon Aug 15 2022
Returning to the Fold Sun Aug 14 2022
Free Culture Book Club — Tom Lehrer Sat Aug 13 2022
Tweets from 08/08 to 08/12 Fri Aug 12 2022
Real Life in Star Trek, Datalore Thu Aug 11 2022
Developer Journal, Indigenous Peoples Day Mon Aug 08 2022
Free Culture Book Club — Banjo Players/Die, part 4 Sat Aug 06 2022
Tweets from 08/01 to 08/05 Fri Aug 05 2022

Feel free to suggest ideas on any project or just poke at me to say "hi." Not literally poke, though. Have some self-respect.

Here are some visualizations mostly for my purposes, which you can feel free to skip, especially the view counter that's probably mostly me making sure that I committed something.

Mostly, I just missed the streak counter from years past. I may eventually pull them from here and put them on the "dashboard page" that I generate and load every morning.

And while I don't expect it, if you would like to help fund some of this weirdness, I won't turn away anyone who wants to...

Buy Me a Coffee


  1. Bicker Public

    Part e-mail, part forum, part bulletin board, part chat, part blog with comments

    Ruby 2 1

  2. AutoStory Public

    Prototype plot generator, based on common sources

    Ruby 14 1

  3. Thue Public

    The Thue programming language: Programming with grammars

    C 22 2

  4. Various experiments in procedural storytelling

    JavaScript 10 4

  5. SlackBackup Public

    Electron app to simplify archiving Slack messages

    JavaScript 6

  6. uManage Public

    Time-Monitoring Application

    C 3