According to common understanding, there are precisely 102 kinds of software: useful software and useless software. It’s my intent to prove this wrong, by producing software that blurs the boundary between clearly useless and hey maybe the author had a point. Most of my products still fall close to either one of the categories though.
Usually the latter.
My prouder achievements include Tug of Vote, a collaboration tool that’s just shitty enough to be easy to use but not shitty enough to overly frustrate you.
I also work a lot on BLIMP, a Discord moderation and tooling bot. You can use it, too! It’s quite neat1. It does a lot of useful things because it’s mostly scooping up features from other bots that implemented them first and then broke or went Premium™. It’s AGPL, so it won’t ever do that at least.
Apart from these, sometimes i feel the requirement to do something involving the “web” in a manner that the original page creator didn’t quite intend. One of the results of this is Tildee, a scraper and API wrapper for tildes.net, which allows you to do … things. Deimos is pretty good at including the major usecases into the site proper so i haven’t actually used it in months.
A more actively used (but even less actively developed) application in this vein is SeqArtFetch, which is a downloading tool for webcomics. My mobile connection options are horrendous and sometimes archives go down, so better to just read the things offline. I still use it, every week. It deserves a rewrite, though.
The majority of my time is spent with these. The highlights, briefly: Useless Box++, link elongator, virtual outdated machine, and All of it, madness.
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