What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

Andy Zhao on September 08, 2017

So I'm trying to remedy my carpal tunnel by considering making the decision to give up my mouse completely, and use only the keyboard. I look thr... [Read Full]
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I really love using cfonts to spice up my shell scripting :)

 

Definitely got to keep that one in mind :-) . Also, I guess it tells a lot about your mindset if you write down the whole alphabet and 0 to 9 as a list instead of going [A-Z], [0-9] :-D

 
 

I use figlet to tell me what machine I've shelled into. Non-useless, because I'm an idiot and will get it wrong otherwise!

Also, piping it through lolcat makes it all pretty.

 
 
 
 

The BlessYourCodeTag is definitely up there on my list.

Also, activate-power-mode. (Thanks @ben )

 

Hell yes, I'm very glad activate-power-mode exists.

Now with a COMBO MODE!!!

 
 

We should eventually add the ability to render things easily on the window bitmap to Emacs someday...

 

I used it some time with my hyper.js terminal...

When I saw your comment, my first imagination was how you sit in front of your keyboard, smashing the keys, almost turning into a super saiyajin :D

 

I've seen that being used in a Code in the Dark challenge. It was hilarious as hell!

 

I used this package when taking lecture notes all last semester, it helped to keep things interesting in non-CS courses.

 
 
 
 

We've got GitHub flavored markdown, so it's like so:

![alt-text-for-image](https://link-to-image.com)

We'll definitely add it in the markdown cheatsheet though, not the first time someone's wondered. 🙃

 
 

This one is funny and potentially useful once every blue moon: foaas.com/

 
 
 
 

TrumpScript - Making Python Great Again (github.com/samshadwell/TrumpScript)

It's a programming language inspired by Trump, and as a result is entertaining to read about but impossible to make use of for anything serious (as the docs say). Here's some of the features:

No floating point numbers, only integers. America never does anything halfway.
All numbers must be strictly greater than 1 million. The small stuff is inconsequential to us.
There are no import statements allowed. All code has to be home-grown and American made.
Instead of True and False, we have the keywords fact and lie.

 
 

I created an automated religious API so you can pray the API god with an API call. Basically, automating religion. Jagon API
I usually pray whenever I start a build in my CI. Completely useless.

 
 

Since I spend a lot of time on Twitter discussing politics, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/... (addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/a...) is a must in these dark times.

I also have been naming my hosts with nsaname (npmjs.com/package/nsaname)

Disclaimer: I built them.

 
 

This is pretty much the most useless thing I've ever seen
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hub.spigotmc.org/stash/projects/SP...
Even says it's useless in the class

 

In an effort to catch Ruby up to the crazy number of Node.js modules, I wrote and released is_even during a lightning talk. You can see the video here: youtu.be/UT0Rl_EJNN4?t=795

 
 

I do not have a favorite but I am amazed by the small NPM packages that can be replaced by JS6+ or Lodash.

 

I really like sl, it displays a steam locomotive when you type sl instead of ls. Not cancelable of course!

 

I'm super distracted by the header image setting a class variable on instance initialization and the type error in lonely_method.

 

It's served it's purpose then. 😉

I'm not that big on linters, but the gray lines really irked me when I wrote that up.

 
 
 

I'm very fond of the useless tools I make. Unpepefy - github.com/rbanffy/unpepefy (and its back-end, Naziscore - github.com/rbanffy/naziscore) is one such thing.

Another useless tool (I prefer the term "inutility") is github.com/rbanffy/selectric-mode. It makes your Emacs sound important. Some people add it as a minor mode for Markdown so they feel better about writing documentation.

Another one is github.com/rbanffy/nsaname, a tool I made so I could properly assign codenames to projects or just make server names sound cooler. Who doesn't like to ssh to deity-maker so that they can work on KrakenGibson HX.

 

Not useful by itself, but definitely one of my favourite non-things is example.com.

Together with example.net and example.org it's reserved as per rfc2606.

I don't know if this qualifies as useless as there's use for it.…

 

CLI for downloading sub-directory of any Github repository using Github Content API!

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My favorite tool is: Github Sectory.

 

Favorite useless repo: »No Code - The best way to write secure and reliable applications« github.com/kelseyhightower/nocode

Favorite useless package: Good old »cowsay« packages.ubuntu.com/de/trusty/cowsay / packagist.org/packages/alrik11es/c...

Favorite useless website: »/dev/null as a Service« devnull-as-a-service.com/code/

 
 

Awww man, I was secretly hoping that by pressing the [bless | ramen] button, an option to bless the creator with a pack of ramen would show up. Hope your wrists are feeling better Andy!

 

That would be amazing!

Also, thanks about the wrists :) They're getting there!

 

My favourite useless time waster is webpack. I can spend days, weeks in front of it, just to realize probably I will get a less sized project if I completely abandone it.

 

Have to give a shout-out to Swearjure: Valid Clojure without any alphanumeric characters!

 
 
 

That Readme for BlessYourCodeTag is everything I wanted it to be. Hyper terminal has several fun plugins too!

 
 

Bahaha I like the issues and PRs, like "Dockerize the app," "make code coverage bigger," and "split the monolith."

 
 
 
 
 
 

I never knew this existed. Thank you. This is perfect.

I was bored working on a mockup and realized that there isnt a picard ipsum generator. Something fun for this weekend I think.

 
 

Thank God!!!
Nobody is asking me to show my ridiculously messed up git repository.. 😊😊

 
 
 

I like Dogescript enough to mirror their website after it went down. dogescript.science

 
 

I did not write this but i do really enjoy this php library table-flip made by @SaraMG

 
 
 

Hahaha I started using VS Code not too long ago. I might need to use this.

 
 
 
 
 
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