05 January 2015

Pending side projects and experiments

Recording some pending side project ideas or extremely early stage experiments here to keep track of them (and keep myself honest!).

  1. node_modules docs search: A simple server that indexes all the README’s in node_modules exposes them to a super fast search. Because I’m sick of waiting for github.com or npmjs.org on my crappy internet connection while travelling.
  2. melt-stream: The melt function from data analysis libraries (e.g. R’s “reshape”, Python’s pandas), but for node streams. More generally: I’d like to look into the state of data analysis modules on npm. It would be fun to port some of the essentials to Nodeland, and even more fun to be able to do heavy data analysis there.
  3. A better Appalachian Trail map, possibly with some simple trip-planning features. (Shapefiles available here.)