Progressive Web Apps,
(Senior Site Reliability Expert)
Lightspeed is a provider of retail, ecommerce and point-of-sale solutions for small and medium scale businesses.
Heroku is a cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that created the term “platform as a service”. Heroku currnetly supports several programming languages that are commonly used on the web. Heroku, one of the first cloud platforms, has been in development since June 2007, when it supported only the Ruby programming language, but now supports Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure, Python, PHP, and Go.
Backplane (now defunct) was an innovative reverse reverse proxy that helps administrators and startups simplify their web application routing.
Pure Storage is a Mountain View, California-based enterprise data flash storage company founded in 2009. It is traded on the NYSE (PSTG).
IMVU, inc is a company whose mission is to help people find and communicate with eachother. Their main product is a 3D avatar-based chat client and its surrounding infrastructure allowing creators to make content for the avatars to wear.
VTCSecure is a company dedicated to helping with custom and standard audio/video conferencing solutions. They specialize in helping the deaf and blind communicate over today’s infrastructure without any trouble on their end.
Crowdflower is a company that uses crowdsourcing to have its customers submit tasks to be done, similar to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. CrowdFlower has over 50 labor channel partners, and its network has more than 5 million contributors worldwide.
OpDemand is the company behind the open source project Deis, a distributed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) designed from the ground up to emulate Heroku but on privately owned servers.
A work-in-progress event sourcing platform built with WebAssembly. This would allow you to load data in on one end and then let the machine take care of it without having to care about it. Worker functions would be compiled to WebAssembly to make the resulting code independent of any individual CPU, allowing for an easier migration to another CPU architecture (such as aarch64 or ppc64be) without having to recompile existing code.
I have written multiple blogposts on this project:
As of March 21, 2019, Olin is able to run binaries compiled with Go 1.12.x WebAssembly support. Olin also is known to work on big-endian systems with no changes needed to source code or binaries.
A chatbot that parses its commands through the grammar of the constructed language Toki Pona, then figures out what the user is asking for using a lookup table and executes that request.
When Then Zen is meditation instructions translated into Gherkin, a-la:
Feature: Anapana (mindfulness via breathing) meditation Background: Given no assumption about meditation background And a willingness to learn And no significant problems with breathing through the body's nose And I am seated or laying down comfortably And no music is playing Scenario Outline: mindfulness of breathing As a meditator In order to be mindful of the body's breath When I <verb> through the body's nose Then I focus on the sensations of breath Then I focus on the feelings of breath through the nasal cavity Then I focus on the feelings of breath interacting with the nostrils Then I repeat until done Examples: | verb | | inhale | | exhale |
This has been well-recieved by coworkers, friends and others. I have written more on the subject here.
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I have gotten to the front page of Hacker News several times. Here are a few of the comment threads:
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