Over the years I've built a series of loose clones of web services that I use.
The glue that
holds once held the web together is still
After Google Reader closed down I wanted to write my own feed reader. At first it was going to be an inbox style reader but then I became interested in the river-of-news style after seeing river2.
I've also written a few tools to extract RSS feeds from places that don't provide them.
While creating these web apps I've written a few useful libraries that allow me to continue creating them the way I want.
Occasionally I just need a static web site. I'm not a big fan of existing frameworks/tools since I forget how to use them or end up customising them so much I may as well write your own.
So instead I have two small ruby gems that do the hard bits of serving a local version of the site and then eventually publishing it to a remote server.
I have a Raspberry Pi with Music Player Daemon on to play my music collection. These are a few tools I wrote to enhance it.