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Tom Bell

Go, Swift, and JavaScript Hacker
Northern Quarter, Manchester

What I'm Doing Now

This is a now page, inspired by the wonderful Derek Sivers. Although Martin told me to add one to my site.

Currently chilling in Manchester, England. In the fancy Northern Quarter (😂).


I’m working through the Writing an Interpreter in Go book by Thorsten Ball. The book combines two topics which I am a fan of, Go, as well as compilers, interpreters, and programming languages.


The main project I am focusing on is my “window manager” for macOS. It’s an app I’ve been working on for the last couple of years, however I’ve been using the app for one and half of them.

The goal is to finally get a site for it put together that I am happy with. That includes having documentation for the API for the JavaScript side of it. Then finally releasing it to the public.

As for the other side project, I’ll just quote Martin.

One day per week, a friend and I are hacking on an interesting (but ambitious) idea to see how far we can get with it. It’s a fun mix of distributed computing problems and network programming, but it’s a bit too early to go into details.

It’s great working on such an ambitious project, with probably the only person I could see myself working on such a project with.


I’ve started writing a lot more things down in a notebook. Whether it’s ideas or cool Vim shit I’ve found out. I think it will be cool to keep any filled notebooks up and look back at them years from now. Kind of like “cool shit journals”.

Writing posts for my blog, regardless of whether I think people won’t be interested in the topic.