Personal projects

This page lists some of my personal projects.

Projects on GitHub (Gitea mirror)

  • Aug 2023
    A super tiny Javascript autocomplete / autosuggestions library. Zero dependencies, ~800 bytes min+gzip.
  • Jun 2023
    Tiny i18n library for loading and using simple JSON language translation files in Go programs.
  • Feb 2023
    A script for generating docs for Promethus metrics exported by ScyllaDB
  • Jun 2022
    A simple wrapper over Go runtime/pprof for running multiple concurrent profiles and dumping results to files.
  • Jun 2022
    A DNS server that offers useful utilities and services over the DNS protocol. Weather, world time, unit conversion etc.
  • Mar 2022
    A simple, opinionated decision system to help decide whether to build a software feature or not.
  • Oct 2021
    A simple hack to use GoReleaser to build, release, and publish Zig projects.
  • Oct 2021
    csv2json is a fast utility that converts CSV files into JSON line files. An experiment in Zig lang.
  • Aug 2021
    A tiny Javsacript library for sideloading static assets on pages and caching them in the browser's IndexedDB for longer-term storage.
  • Aug 2021
    Official listmonk install button for Heroku.
  • Jun 2021
    A simple Go POP3 client library for connecting and reading mails from POP3 servers.
  • Mar 2021
    A tool for exporting Telegram group chats into static websites like mailing list archives.
  • Feb 2021
    dirmaker is a simple, opinionated static site generator for quickly publishing directory websites.
  • Nov 2020
    A directory of Indic (Indian) language computing resources.
  • Sep 2020
    A super tiny Javascript library to make DOM elements draggable and movable. ~500 bytes and no dependencies.
  • Jun 2020
    Tiny, opinionated authentication library for Go. Work in progress and not usable right now.
  • May 2020
    High throughput Go SMTP pool library with graceful handling of idle timeouts, errors, and retries.
  • Jan 2020
    A CLI utility and web server for digitally signing PDFs with docsign loaded from PFX (PKCS#12) files
  • Dec 2019
    A browser based typing game in Javascript. Revived from a 2012 project.
  • Nov 2019
    git tag bump: A simple utility to bump and manage git semantic version tags and generate Markdown changelogs.
  • Nov 2019
    Crisp, minimal personal website and blog theme for Hugo
  • Sep 2019
    An extremely tiny utility for unmarshalling and scanning querystrings into structs
  • Aug 2019
    A stand-alone web server application for building and publishing full fledged dictionary websites and APIs for any language.
  • Aug 2019
    Tiny Go package for pagination queries and generating page numbers
  • Jul 2019
    A vscode project launcher menu for the rofi app launcher
  • Jul 2019
    Static website + docs for listmonk
  • Jun 2019
    Parse SQL files with multiple named queries and automatically prepare and scan them into structs.
  • Jun 2019
    High performance, self-hosted, newsletter and mailing list manager with a modern dashboard. Single binary app.
  • Jun 2019
    KNphone is a phonetic algorithm for indexing Kannada words by their pronunciation, like Metaphone for English.
  • Jun 2019
    Simple, extremely lightweight, extensible, configuration management library for Go. Support for JSON, TOML, YAML, env, command line, file, S3 etc. Alternative to viper.
  • Jan 2019
    SMS provider for otpgateway (SolutionsInfini, India)
  • Jan 2019
    Standalone server for user address and OTP verification flows with pluggable providers (e-mail, SMS, bank penny drops etc.)
  • Jan 2019
    Compress and embed static files and assets into Go binaries and access them with a virtual file system in production
  • Nov 2018
    A utility for visualising git commit activity as bars on the terminal
  • Jan 2018
    BigReddy is a small utility that generates pseudo-philosophical and pseudo-poetic ramblings.
  • Jan 2018
    A highly opinionated, distributed job-queue built specifically for queuing and executing heavy SQL read jobs asynchronously. Supports MySQL, Postgres, ClickHouse.
  • Apr 2015
    Instant, disposable, single-binary web based live chat server. Go + VueJS.
  • Mar 2015
    chunkedreader is a light weight wrapper for Go's `bufio` that enables reading of byte streams in fixed size chunks
  • Jan 2015
    Super tiny JSON configuration file parser with comments support for Go programs
  • Aug 2014
    tinyProgressbar is an extremely tiny (640 bytes minified+gzipped) Javascript progressbar library
  • Feb 2014
    A tiny Go library + client for downloading Youtube videos. The library is capable of fetching Youtube video metadata, in addition to downloading videos.
  • Jun 2013
    A simple utility for merging images into a sprite with accompanying CSS
  • Jun 2013
    An ultra simple wrapper for Python MySQLdb with very basic functionality
  • May 2013
    Simple planner
  • May 2013
    boastMachine (legacy), a full fledged blogging package. One of the earliest on the web, first released in 2002.
  • Mar 2013
    Aa simple string validator class in Python for basic data validation such as checking if a string is alpha, alphanumeric, e-mail etc.
  • Dec 2012
    MLphone (Python, PHP) is a phonetic algorithm for indexing Malayalam words by their pronounciation, like Metaphone for English. The algorithm generates three Romanized phonetic keys (hashes) of varying phonetic proximities for a given Malayalam word.
  • Nov 2012
    "Datuk", the Unicode Malayalam - Malayalam dictionary dataset
  • Oct 2012
    An algorithm that transliterates Malayalam script to Roman / Latin characters (commonly 'Manglish') with reasonable phonetic fairness. Available in Python, PHP, Javascript
  • Mar 2012
    An extremely tiny tooltip plugin for jQuery
  • Oct 2011
    Python scripts for processing XML documents and converting to SQL, CSV, and JSON [UNMAINTAINED]
  • Oct 2011
    A prototype music list manager. C programming exercise I did a very long time ago.
  • Oct 2011
    A tiny (1.3 KB minified) Javascript tabbing library for rendering tabbed UIs. Zero dependencies.
  • Sep 2011
    A jQuery plugin with smooth and peristent dialog boxes meant as a replacement for alert(), confirm(), and prompt()
  • Sep 2011
    A simple database layer for localStorage and sessionStorage for creating structured data in the form of databases and tables
  • Jan 2011
    A neural network framework (primarily, a fLIF neuron simulator)

  • 2022 dictpress

    Webserver application for building and publishing fast, searchable dictionaries for any language.

    June 2022
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  • 2022

    Useful remote services over DNS via creative abuse of the DNS protocol.

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  • 2022

    An opinonated, overly simplified model for deciding whether a software feature is worth building or not.

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  • 2021 tg-archive

    A tool for exporting Telegram group chats into static websites, preserving chat history like mailing list archives.

    March 2021
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  • 2020

    A directory of Indic (Indian) language computing resources.

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  • 2020 Alar

    An open data, open source Kannada-English dictionary in collaboration with its author, V. Krishna.

    September 2020
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  • 2019 listmonk

    A powerful, high-performance self-hosted mailing list and newsletter manager.

    July 2019
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    Go, VueJS

  • 2010 CV Maker

    An application for writing, maintaining, and publishing professional resumes. 4+ million users as of 2020.

    2023 (Obsolete)
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    Python, PHP, Javascript, MySQL, CouchDB

  • 2010 Olam

    Open data, online English, Malayalam dictionary used by 2.2+ million Malayalam speakers monthly.

    May 2010
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    Python, PHP, MySQL

  • 2015 Niltalk

    Instant, secure, disposable chat (open source)

    April 2015
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    HTML5, Websockets, Go

  • 2013 Save the market

    A hangman style browser game made with Easeljs

    April 2013
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    HTML5 Canvas, Javascript

  • 2012 Word Pluck

    A Create.js experiment, Word Pluck is a fun little browser based typing game. It was released on the Windows store as well.

    November 2012
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    HTML5 Canvas, Javascript

  • 2011 Simple Planner

    A self contained, offline calendar/event manager/personal planner (extension for Chrome browser). Uses localStorage to store entries. Can export entries to ICS and CSV. Created as 10k app competition entry.

    September 2011
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    HTML5 Canvas, Blobs, Javascript, Chrome Marketplace, Mozilla Marketplace

  • 2010 Vettila Music

    An indie music label (South India) and streaming platform. Released multiple original music and launched Indie artists.

    January 2010 (Obsolete)
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  • 2008 ColoursMix

    A niche e-commerce clothing site aimed at procuring and manufacturing fabric locally, empowering local communities.

    December 2008 (Obsolete)
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  • 2008 Oddpath People

    A people search engine with a database of 100million+ U.S phone records.

    April 2008 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, Ruby, MySQL

  • 2008 Oddpath Money

    Realtime stock quotes and monitoring tool.

    March 2008 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, MySQL

  • 2008 Words and Language

    A phonetic similarity-search engine for English words.

    January 2008 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, Python, MySQL

  • 2007 TwoKop (Two kinds of people)

    A satirical webcomic portraying current events in the form of `two kinds of people`.

    October 2007 (Obsolete)
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  • 2007 Pencily

    Instant inspiration for illustrators / artists / designers. A realtime topic-wise newsfeed aggregator.

    October 2007 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, MySQL

  • 2007 RichMint

    A User Interface design, usability testing, and evaluation company.

    October 2007 (Obsolete)
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  • 2007 Cinemalayalam

    A talent recruitment, content portal, and social network for the South Indian cinema industry started with the support of eminent industry professionals.

    September 2007 (Obsolete)
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    Python, PHP, MySQL

  • 2007 Oddpath

    One of the largest local search engines in the US with over 11 million listings.

    May 2007 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, Ruby, MySQL

  • 2006 Simpleones

    A short lived pet social network built on the Crowd engine.

    December 2006 (Obsolete)
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  • 2006 Thumbq

    An image storage and sharing website. Supported dynamic inline galleries, transitional thumbnails, transitional slide shows, easy embeds and more.

    October 2006 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, MySQL

  • 2006 Great People

    A simple wiki system with biographies of eminent people (Scoop).

    October 2006 (Obsolete)
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  • 2006

    An instant news aggregator for major Indian newspapers (Scoop).

    October 2006 (Obsolete) logo

    PHP, MySQL

  • 2006 Outpost

    A buzz-tracker application (social search engine) (Scoop). Searched popular social media sites news sources for a given keyword and displayed popularity indexed results with a popularity score in real time.

    October 2006 (Obsolete)
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    Ruby, MySQL

  • 2006

    A font search engine with a huge collection of downlodable fonts (Scoop). Glyph maps, live text preview and more.

    October 2006 (Obsolete) logo

    PHP, MySQL

  • 2006 Shorturl

    A simple url-shortner (Scoop).

    October 2006 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, MySQL

  • 2006 Scoop

    A suite of web services and portals for India.

    September 2006 (Obsolete)
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  • 2006 Crowd

    An attempt at a social networking site for India. The engine was an evolved version of Hive. Didn't go into fruition, but turned into a full fledged re-usable social networking platform that powered a few niche social networks.

    October 2006
    Crowd logo

    PHP, Javascript, MySQL

  • 2006 Hive

    A social networking engine (PHP, MySQL) with support for profiles, friends, messaging, filse and photos, and more.

    August 2006
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    PHP, Javascript, MySQL

  • 2006 Commentful

    A browser extension to monitor and alert of replies to comments and responses left anywhere on the web (blogs, forums etc.). Supported a wide variety of sources including almost all popular blog software and platforms, and came with a desktop notification widget.

    July 2006 to January 2007 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, Javascript, MySQL, Firefox Addon

  • 2006

    An intuitive online file sharing, compression, decompression, and archival app. Quickly grew in popularity, but died when the domain name was lost when the dubious registrar Registerfly went under.

    May 2006 (Obsolete) logo

    PHP, Javascript, MySQL

  • 2005 SplogSpot

    A realtime index of spam blogs. Had a public API available for integration and a large, automatically curated and near-realtime updated database of spam blogs. Data was acquired from the pings that Pingoat received.

    Sep 2005 to Mar 2006 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, Javascript, MySQL

  • 2005 Pingoat

    A blog ping (XML RPC) app that submitted blog updates to a number of blog search engines. Became hugely popular, and was one of the top 2000 websites on the internet (Alexa). At its peak, Pingoat handled 8 million pings a day.

    July 2005 to March 2006 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, Javascript, MySQL

  • 2005 DuckSoup

    Technorati's first full fledged PHP API library.

    August 2005 (Obsolete)
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  • 2005 Vine

    An advanced blogging platform and social network that was meant to be the successor to boastMachine.

    Early 2005 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, MySQL

  • 2004 KeyPop

    A keyword research tool that fed data from the Overture marketing data and Google.

    September 2004 (Obsolete)
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    Perl, MySQL

  • 2004 Shophigh

    A comprehensive shopping deals and comparison website.

    September 2004 (Obsolete)
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    Perl, PHP, MySQL

  • 2004 Fontgo

    A font search engine with a huge archive of 10,000 downlodable fonts.

    August 2004 (Obsolete)
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    Perl, PHP, MySQL

  • 2004 myPageRank

    A Google pagerank checker, badge tool.

    June 2004 (Obsolete)
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  • 2003 NewzPile

    Originally started as a passive news aggregator with embeddable scroll news tickers, Newzpile was later turned into a realtime keyword based news aggregator.

    Dec 2003 to July 2012 (Obsolete)
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    PHP, MySQL

  • 2003 boastMachine

    One of the earliest open source blogging systems that supported multiple blogs, themes, users, categories, posts and tags, comments, file attachments, search, rating, rss feeds, anti-spam and ip blocking, backup and maintenance and more. Has been downloaded over a million times over the years, and at its peak, powered half a million blogs on the internet. Active development ceased in 2007.

    2002 - April 2007
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    PHP, Javascript, MySQL