Nathaniel Knight

Reflections, diversions, and opinions from a progressive ex-physicist programmer dad with a sore back.

Projects

This is a list of some of the things I've worked on. It includes side projects, games, experiments, and open-source projects. For my professional experience, see my LinkedIn profile instead.

For older or retired projects, see my BitBucket or GitHub pages.

Disability Pride Flag Generator

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A short program for generating an SVG image of the disability pride flag.

WannaDo

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A scriptable to-do list.

TiddlyWiki Server

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A backend server for TiddlyWiki written in Rust.

WebDun

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A web-based done-list tracker (helpful for time-tracking).

Wordle Aug

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Augment your ability to play the hottest word game of 2022 using Regular Expressions.

Uniqopy

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Copy a file and give it a unique(ish) name.

Personal Fortune

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A quotations database server written in Rust.

ppg

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ppg-web

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A passphrase generator, written in Rust, compiled to a CLI app and a web page.

Number Namer

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An Elm app that displays the names of large numbers as they might be spoken.

Catan Deck

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A phone-portable deck of cards to replace the confoundedly fickle dice in Settlers of Catan.

TrackSuit

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A Card-counting tool built in with Elm.

Auto Sage

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A de-make of Zach Gage's Sage Solitaire that does the card counting for you. Built with Rust and BearLibTerminal.

Rot

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Apply Caesar cipher on the command line.

Rhiz

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A deliberately minimal task-runner built with Rust.

By Sea, Land, or Air

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A non-violent rogue-like game about piloting a vessel than can transform into a wagon, boat, or hot-air balloon. Written for the 2019 Seven Day Roguelike Challenge .

Celaut and Celaut-Explorer

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A cellular automaton written in Rust inspired by @lorenschmidt . In addition to the automaton itself, there's a visualizer written in TypeScript and Rust.

Ballistic Smashbing

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A Breakout-like game written in Rust that cross-compiles to native code and WebAssembly.

Divarema, the didactic vanity register machine

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An an interpreter that implements an abstract Random Access Machine (described in Cook and Reckhow, 1973 ) implemented in Rust.

Mander

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A puzzle game about hacking democracy built with Elm and GitHub pages.

Clappify

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Because clapping in tweets is for everyone…

ABL Mode

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An Emacs major mode for editing Progress OpenEdge/ABL files.

Thesis

I worked towards an MSc at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Randall Martin . Before I dropped out, I was working on using the GEOS-Chem Adjoint Model to study the changes in emissions of black carbon aerosols over North America during the 1990s and early 2000s.

NAC

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A Clojurescript/Om implementation of Tic-Tac-Toe.

Powers

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A Clojurescript/Om clone of 2048.

SPAML

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A recursive-descent parser for a markup language in the style of Haml replacing Ruby with Python. Also a vivid illustration of "beginner expert" syndrome.