Here are a few of my favorite things I’ve written over the years:

The ReadME Project

What hacking AOL taught a generation of programmers

Building the future of the command line

It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about contributor relations

A new crop of server-side tools is making it possible to build web UIs without JavaScript

What we can learn from “_why”, the long lost open source developer

Q&A: Marketing for Maintainers


Anyone’s a Celebrity Streamer With OBS Studio

WireGuard Gives Linux a Faster, More Secure VPN

Open Source Fonts Are Love Letters to the Design Community

Bitsy: You Too Can Make These Fun Games (No Experience Necessary)

50 Years Later, We Still Don’t Grasp the Mother of All Demos

‘Scraper’ Bots and the Secret Internet Arms Race

Kotlin: the Upstart Coding Language Conquering Silicon Valley

Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists

Tech’s Alcohol-Soaked Culture Isn’t a Party for Everybody

I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and It Was Glorious

Hogwarts for Hackers: Inside the Science and Tech School of Tomorrow

The story of Frank Duff and how he quit programming to become a bike messenger