Command line HTTP apps.

I just rediscovered a question I wrote on Stack Exchange. I can’t remember much about the context, but the idea is to have an ordinary “web server” application accessed through http, but simply sending plain-text backwards and forwards to a command-line based client. command line – Is there a “terminal” style program that talks to […]


Further to the previous post. The talk on Hazel is fascinating. I’ve been thinking for a while about the importance of being able to program “in your own order” ie. fill the blanks of your decision making about your program as and when you have that information available to you / or as you feel […]

Microsoft adds Python to Excel

Several years late, it seems M$ is considering making Python native to Excel. I wrote a … you guessed it … Quora answer as to why this makes sense for Microsoft. —- Python has become massively popular with the data and machine learning communities in the last few years. Tools like JuPyter are increasingly popular […]

Gmail Snooze

Is GMail Snooze basically building Mind Traffic Control into your email client? Well, it’s about time Google did something radical to improve GMail. There’s still so much untapped potential in the mail-box. And at least email is an open protocol that we should defend against moving to walled rivers like Facebook and Slack etc.