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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 (Hah) Northern Quarter.

Books

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.

Projects

My current focus is on a project I am working on with Martin, 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 have a few outstanding issues on GitHub to get through with regards to my Stark project. Mainly new assets, including an updated app icon, and new menu bar icon.

Another long-term project I started is a UNIX shell. That’s right something like bash and zsh, but not as big. Mainly as a learning project to learn about shells more in depth. I have kind of put this project on the back burner for a week or so, while I focus on smaller projects.

Writing

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. I’ve managed to write more posts in the month of April than the last 2-3 years combined.