This page contains links to some open-source projects I’ve created or had a significant hand in. Feel free to judge my hacky code.
Baserunner lets you load up the configuration of a Firebase app and log in as a regular user. It is intended to help test for areas where rules need to be changed or added. It can be thought of as a generic client for any application that uses Firebase.
Over the second half of 2019, I made minor contributions to F-Secure Labs’s awspx, a tool for visualising resource relationships and effective access in AWS environments. The tool’s name is mash-up of AWS and auspex, which was the name given to interpreters of omens in ancient Rome. Similarly, the tool interprets AWS policies to show what effective access rights may portend.
I contributed some code to the command-line interface and service ingestors, which try to infer what resources each service has by inspecting the classes generated by boto3 Resources.
For an in-depth look into the tool’s workings, check out the accompanying blog post.
Most of the styling this website used from August 2015 through May 2019 is available as a Hugo theme under the MIT licence (i.e. you can do whatever you want with it but don’t hold me responsible or expect support). There’s a demo site here.
Features include random taglines on every page, a shortcode for captions and yellow aside boxes. Due to breaking changes since I switched themes, it is unlikely to work in versions of Hugo newer than 0.55.
The current site theme will be made available in a similar manner when I get tired of it and redo everything again. And speaking of getting tired of things…
Here are a bunch of projects that didn’t make it very far for various reasons. Some of the code or ideas may be salvageable.
Ruby Lua Table Parser is the result of when I needed to write a parser for Lua tables, because they’re just different enough from JSON objects that you can’t convert them with regex. It’s not fully robust, but I didn’t need it to be.
Open4Comment was to be this site’s public commenting system, but then I implemented webmentions instead.
Templater is a weird project to overengineer filling in textual templates, Madlibs-style. A custom parser and web interface for something that would be better done with
sed. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
GameLibrarian was going to be a Steam-style slick interface for my extensive freeware game collection, but I made the mistake of starting it as a Windows Metro app, which ended up being a pretty awful platform for something that needs file access. It may be worth resurrecting one day in a different form. Until then, there’s itch.io.
Ghostly Kerning is a typesetting plugin for a very early version of the Ghost blogging platform. I no longer use Ghost, and Ghost no longer seems to take plugins (or “apps”, as it once called them). Also Github says this uses a vulnerable version of lodash, so tread with care.
Corporate Synergy Simulator is a training value-add to foster growth and dynamism in your company’s organisational culture. It not only encompasses big-picture thinking by incorporating market-driven coffee-drinking mechanics into the holistic system, but also shifts these goalposts by providing a variety of miniature training add-ons. Written with a friend in GameMaker Studio 1.4 for the Global Game Jam in January 2016.