Software

Some of the software projects I’ve built. You can visit my Github, or check out individual project by clicking their titles.

Please ⭐️ these projects if you find them useful, I really appreciate it!

JGen 📔

JGen is a Python script to generate text-based journal files from a template.

Given a template, built using a set of simple templating options, JGen can generate a text-based journal of arbitrary length, automatically filling in dates, days of the year, weeks of the year etc.

I find a simple text journal kept on my computer quite useful, and so I built JGen to help me generate templates for my journals. I added some extra functionality to make it more broadly useful.

Python3, Regex

Clipprs ✂️

Clipprs is a piece of software I developed to track all the little bits of information that we collect about the people we meet.

Rather than rely solely on our brains (which are very prone to forgetting), Clipprs provides a central repository to store and retrieve all that information.

Clipprs was designed with speed and simplicity in mind, in particular it’s focused on minimizing the friction between encountering some information, and entering it into your system.

NodeJS, Oclif, Enquirer

LibgenAPI

Library Genesis is a search engine for a wide collection of books and articles and enables free access to this content where it would otherwise be paywalled or inaccessible.

As part of a project, I was looking to access results from Library Genesis using an API and then to manipulate that data using Python. Unfortunately, there was (and still is) no 1st party API methods for searching by titles or authors, and I had reliability issues with other open-source solutions. I had access to one of the largest “libraries” in the world, but had no reliable way of programmatically searching it!

So, I decided to implement my own library for searching Library Genesis. It solves the core desire of wanting a simple was to searching Library Genesis for titles and authors. It is currently a Python library and uses BeautifulSoup4 to scrape and parse data from Library Genesis search results.

Python3, BeautifulSoup4

Personal Site

My personal website was built using Middleman, a ruby-based static site generator, and a combination of ERB and Markdown templates.

More details here.

Ruby, Middleman, ERB, Markdown