So you need a websocket server, like, now

05 Jul 2017 So, you need a websocket server, like, now. Well, fear no more, here comes websocketd to the rescue! As it says WebSockets the UNIX way Full duplex messaging between web browsers and servers And it’s awfully simple to use. STDIN becomes your input, STDOUT is your output. In other words,...

Amazing morse writing

02 Jul 2017 A week ago the public was allowed onto Freiburg’s airfield, to see what people around aviation are up to. There were also a few people showing off their morse code sending skills - I got fairly impressed, because the one sending morse code wasn’t actually transmitting each sign on its...

Separating MS Bot's soul from its body

25 Jun 2017 For my new gig I had the chance to look into Microsoft’s Bot framework. Said framework exists to provide the foundation of setting up chat Dialogs, similarly to how you would set up screen flows. Through its mechanisms of (de)serialization provide a suspendable state machine to keep a conversation with...

eleven year old svg engine, reposted

24 Jun 2017 Roughly eleven or twelve years ago, when I was young and seemed to have plenty of time for everything, I played with svg. Back then, you needed a browser plugin to get it to run. I also thought that Flash was eating svg and svg, even though cool, would not...

each_cons - the wise and tall of popular languages

22 May 2017 A few days ago, Michael Feathers tweeted this: The fact that many simple correct Ruby programs become ridiculously complex when translated to other languages means something.— Michael Feathers (@mfeathers) May 15, 2017 Now, I am not a complete stranger to ruby, which is why this statement resonated with me, and...