This is a collection of links I want to share. Some are useful resources for learning, some are interesting articles, and some are just novel and fun.
Simple Balanced Ternary Computer Virtual Machine
A virtual machine simulating a base 3 computer. Alternatives to the traditional models of computing are of great interest to me and I want to learn more about programming in base 3.
Shell Script Best Practices
A list of tips when writing shell scripts. Especially useful for me since I'm not super familiar with bash but use it on a daily basis.
The Lost Art of Structure Packing
An interesting look into how C structs work and how to squeeze some extra optimization out of them.
Beej's Guides are all excellent tools to learn various programming languages and technologies. Notably useful for me are Beej's Guide to Network Programming and Beej's Guide to C (both volumes)
An approach to computing and sustainability inspired from permaculture
A talk from Strange Loop 2023 by Devine Lu Linvega about managing software complexity and developing software with preservation in mind. Devine show off a virtual machine and language they created for building games and software, with a focus on being well documented and easily re-implementable.
Permacomputing focuses on sustainable computing, inspired by permaculture, aiming to utilize existing compute resources rather than new ones. The wiki is very incomplete, but is something to keep an eye on as it grows.
Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment
A graduate class taught by Jan Schaumann at Stevens Institute of Technology covering the development of complex system software for UNIX systems.
Challenging projects every programmer should try
Some suggestions for projects programmers should try in order to level up their skills.
A beginners' guide away from scanf()
Every C class teaches you to use scanf() to read input. Every Cbest practices guide tells you to never use scanf(). This article describes how.
Actually Portable Executables
An amazing and wild project that creates an executable file compatible with Unix, Windows, and MacOS.
how do i webmentions
An excellent tutorial on how to set up webmentions on your site, specifically tailored to neocities users.
A Complete Guide to Flexbox
A terrific guide to using CSS flexbox with examples and explanations of all the properties. My go-to resource whenever I have questions regarding flexbox.
RSS Guide - Melonland Wiki
An approachable beginner's guide to RSS, written by the folks in the Melonland community.
Around the Smallweb
An inclusive community dedicated to making web development approachable to newcomers.
The small things Manifesto
A manifesto written by Andrew Roach proposing that we should try to do things on a human scale again, instead of trying to design everything to scale infinitely.
Small Technology Foundation
The work of Laura Kalbag and Aral Balkan, the Small Technology Foundation advocates for building the small web using small technology designed to increase human welfare.
A forum focused on smallweb development, styled like an old-school web 1.0 website!
A list of small, free, or experimental tools for building websites or games.
A project from m15o, who describes it as "A vibrant metropolis in an uncharted internet territory."
Chris Wellon's personal blog with a lot of great tips and pointers (pun intended) for C programming.
Julia's blog is all about content that dives deep into how computers work, but makes it accessible for non-experts.
fLaMEd writes about his hobbies and the web.
Drew DeVault's blog
Drew DeVault is a software engineer working on multiple projects, notably swaywm and the Hare programming language.
Andreas Kling likes computers! He works on SerenityOS and the Ladybird Browser.