Greetings fellow humans! It is I, Alex (AKA olus2000), and I bring you freedom from professional, well documented and commented, enterprise-grade coding. On this blog I create the ugly, the useless, the overcomplicated and the bodged!
I'm a college student from Poland who prefers to watch youtube than learn. My experience with programming started with LOGO in primary school but I quickly switched to Python3 which is now my primary language of choice, both for work and quick projects. I'm currently studying computer science.
I heard about brainfuck when I was 14, but it wasn't until high school that I found a fellow esolang enjoyer who has shown me the vast world of esolang wiki with all its glorious languages and concepts of self-interpreters, quines or using an esolang as machine code. I've been looking through the wiki ever since, though I'm still only fluent in brainfuck. I'm also a frequent user of an esoteric game engine - a fantasy console PICO-8, and an esoteric human language - minimalistic conlang toki pona.
I make a choice of what to work on based on a very arbitrary notion of "fun". If I deem something "fun" I think about it and come up with dumb ideas using it. To this day "fun" things included: brainfuck, writing interpreters, making a microprocessor, minimalism, toki pona and balanced numbering systems among others.
There's no way to predict what's the next "fun" thing. I can only assure you it will be in no way useful whatsoever. Be warned though - not every post will be directly connected to IT. If I find a cool mathematical or linguistic concept I want to share I will not hesitate to do it.
I have a literal couple of projects that I made this blog to share: a constructed language based on toki pona grammar and two implementations of my custom brainfuck variant. I will be posting about this for some time, and hopefully I will have another project in mind when I run out of stuff to say about these two.
I also did a speedrun of coding "Snake". Can we make this a thing? Anyone?