Alex Kaufman, of Mailwarrior fame, vanished from the net.
I was curious; this wasn't particularly thorough.
Downloads the comments on YouTube videos.
Used to be available at ytcomments.klostermann.ca but that IP got banned because of overuse.
See my youtube-comment-scraper.sh script for how I use it.
Everything is frail to failure. Be it hardware, software, data, business relationships, or people, nothing is immortal and immutable.
Many things are immediately recognized; the hardware and software, but we fail to see people; the wetware. They represent the intellectual backbone of major projects, the "wet infrastructure" upon which our technology relies, and when they cannot contribute, their projects suffer and we suffer. Their influence isn't just notable, but critical.
todo - there's a fork which can also get comments!
A commandline downloader for YouTube videos and playlists (and not comments). Also works for a surprising number of other websites.
It has no competition, so I guess I can say that it'll have to do, but it really is good.
youtube-comment-scraper for comments.
An E-book reader.
Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.
It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.
I have trust issues with all storage, but flash memory-based storage is particularly unreliable.
TL;DR - Stubby metal drives are a problem.
Note that solid state thumb drives exist; use them.
There are a lot of people who have been key, at least in hindsight, to my development.
I haven't really thought about populating this topic, but at a glance..