build a Twitter bot
Nothing running right now, but for a few March Madnesses a bot of mine alerted the Twittering masses to possible upsets.
I love my password manager and I want you to as well.
check if passwords have been compromised
analyze Russian disinformation Twitter data
One day I took a break from CNN's social accounts to parse 9 million tweets from the Internet Research Agency, contributing to CNN's story.
work with password hashes
Totally legal, totally legal.
build Slack bots
Can't link to these because they're for CNN, but I wrote one of them in Rust and it is *chef kiss*.
scrape a website
If it's public and has reasonable CSS, there's a decent chance I can scrape it? I've used Nokogiri, Beautiful Soup, even Node.js and Cheerio. Here's the story of a sentimental and doomed scraping journey.
manage two-factor authentication on a shared account
Ever need to enable two-factor authentication on an account that multiple colleagues in five bureaus on three continents need to be able to get in to? You might have a use for this command-line tool I wrote.
convince you to buy a $200 keyboard
The tools we use every day are so, so important.
write tweets to 50 million followers
I've been a social producer at CNN since 2015! I mostly work on the CNN Facebook account, but I also compile and analyze social media analytics using various tools, including some I wrote in Rust and Ruby. I previously held similar positions at BuzzFeed News and The Daily Beast.
write a barebones blog CMS
query an API
I use the Facebook Graph API almost everyday to create daily and weekly social performance reports for CNN.
I don't publish much flowery prose these days, but Tumblr circa 2011 was different.
run a Secret Santa for 38 relatives
For when picking names out of hat doesn't cut it anymore, reach for this Rust command line tool.
I can use it too! Let me know if you want to swap config tips.
sail to Bermuda
Wasn't easy, but we made it.
make a word list for generating passphrases
We should all use passphrases for passwords. I used Google Books Ngram data to make a list of words for creating said passphrases. I also wrote a separate tool to clean word lists and another one to use them to generate random usernames.