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What's the best-known city in America? ...and other stats from my U.S. cities game

November 2020

A statistical analysis of the results from my U.S. cities quiz.

Personal go links

October 2020

How I wrote my own personal go links service.

The technology behind a web app with 200,000 monthly visits

September 2020

An overview of the frontend and backend technology and infrastructure I use to run a web application that is visited 200,000 times a month.

Testing command-line applications

July 2020

How to write end-to-end tests for console applications.

A subtle garbage collector bug

July 2020

My most memorable bug: a memory error in a hand-written mark-and-sweep garbage collector.

A tool to manage git pre-commit hooks

June 2020

How I wrote a simple, configurable and extensible tool to manage pre-commit hooks in git.

Type-safe generic data structures in C

June 2020

Techniques for writing generic data structures in C using pointer casts and code generation through macros.

Writing an interpreter and debugger for an assembly language

May 2020

The design and implementation of a toolkit for a pedagogical assembly language that included an interpreter, debugger and assembler and disassembler.