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notes.roderic.ca

A bunch of collected writings, best-of lists, and little coding snippets.

Essentially a pure-python (so that I can use PyPy!) static-blog generator, with a pure-python pseudo-markdown parser.

permanentsignal.com

A lot of friends moved away. When we wanted to have a quick teleconference-type meeting, all existing solutions (Skype, Hangouts, Facebook, etc.) failed us. Also, I hate most of the companies running them. So I made a little virtual chatroom for us.

It uses Haskell/websockets on the server-side; TypeScript, Mithril.js and WebRTC on the client-side.

simplebixi.com

Montreal has a great bike-sharing program called Bixi. Finding out where nearby bike stations are located, and whether have parking slots or available bikes, is a cinch with its mobile application, or with other apps like Transit. However, I'm not such a huge fan of apps, and I try to avoid installing them if they are used for very little. There's also the official website, which has a map in it, but it's completely unusable (especially in small form-factor phones like the SE).

This uses the Bixi API, Leaflet.js, a very restricted subset of OpenStreetMap tiles (served via HTTPS from my server, to ensure the connection is secure so that it would work on Safari/iPhone), TypeScript, and a bit of native OSX/macOS tooling tomfoolery to convert SVG to PNG (because ImageMagick via homebrew was being annoying).

workout-timer.com

My first project in programming! Still gets near daily use from me. A programmable interval timer for working out in sets.

Safari on iOS does not play sounds from the browser, unless the app is "installed" as a Progressive Web App. I learned a whole bunch about those, to be able to use this one on the go.

web developer

Websites I've made for people, or otherwise worked on:

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fairshare

A minimalist cost-splitter. A few friends and I participated in a hackathon hosted by MasterCard in Fall 2015 and, with a far more polished version of this core, we won an all expenses paid trip to San Francisco, where we faced-off with a dozen teams from all over the world.

Uses Mithril.js.

jSing

Tiny utility to help practice japanese. Allows easily following the lyrics in a song, and easily switching between arbitrarily numerous representations of them.

Grid Game
Physics Game
Weight Tracker

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me

I'm based in Montreal. Came from Peru to study mechanical engineering at McGill, stayed for the city. Now I mostly do software.

I used to train boxing. I'm working on handstand pushups. I speak spanish, french, and a little bit of japanese.

Here's my resume. If you want to hire me for a project, get in touch!