Analysis of Reddit’s /r/popular

This post was adapted from the original Reddit post. In light of Reddit’sĀ release of /r/popular, I wanted to get a sense for exactly which subreddits were being filtered out. The admins apparently decided to not release a list of those filtered subreddits just yet. Approach 9,000 posts worth of metadata (mainly subreddit, domain, and author) […]

Battling WordPress Malware with Git & Logstash

For years, this site and several others hosted on its server fell victim to a series of malware attacks. This is the post-mortem of how I discoveredĀ and recovered from the infections. Background started in 2009 as my first WordPress site. It was originally on a shared host, so naturally my only interactions with it […]

Test-Driven, Angular Slot Game for Fish

Casual slot-style gambling games are great distractions while working out because they’re addictive and take little to no mental effort to play and enjoy – a perfect fit for the [adult-swim] show FishCenter Live. Tropical Treasures is such a game, and I succeeded in taking it from concept to production in less than a week. […]

Weeknight Project: Headon Reddit Bot

The Front Page of the Internet has an untold number of bots accessing and posting content every second. Some contribute valuable context, like autowikibot, which replies to WikiPedia links with an article summary and other links. Then there’s headonbot. This is exactly what headonbot aspires to do – what it only aspires to do. Headonbot […]