Discoveries of the Month – November/2016

Wow! My second DotM post!
Turns out that the biggest discovery of this month is that NaNoWriMo is not easy at all. Next year I will prepare myself and try again.
Well, let’s get to the point of the post:

Web Development

Microjs: A selection of small footprint JavaScript micro-libraries and micro-frameworks for all sort of things.

Tech

PythonTutor: Visualize your code in execution, kinda like a debugger. It now has support to Python, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, C, and C++. Fun project and may help you understand how programming languages work.
Detexify: Struggling to find a symbol for LaTeX? Just draw it!

Music

Paranoia: Crossover/Thrash Metal band from the late eighties. They released just one album though.
Hellbenders: Stoner rock band from Goiânia/Brazil.
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult: Industrial rock band from the late eighties. Been listening to industrial since my teenage years and, strangely, never heard of them before.
Eloy: (German) Progressive Rock band. Underrated in my opinion.
Shackles: Death/Thrash Metal band perfect for headbangin’. It’s a shame they split up.
Electric OctopusPsychedelic/Jazz/Experimental… there is not enough genres to tag these guys.
Brunt: Instrumental stoner rock with a mix of trippy clean tones and heavy fuzz guitars.
Lee Van Cleef: (not to be confused with Lee Van Cleef) Psychedelic acid rock from Italy.
Sasquatch: Another stoner rock band. Great sound and they are really a bastardized version of GFR as they claim. Should be on the regular playlist of any fan of the genre.

YouTube Channels:

The Art of Weapons: An U.K. teenager run this channel since he was around 13 years old. Focused on crossbows and slingshots, but has a lot of DIY information for HDPE plastic, wood lathe and even forging aluminium.
Stoned Meadow of DoomChannel posting albums from underground stoner/sludge/doom bands. Some of the bands presented here I found on the channel.

Discoveries of the Month – October/2016

I got this idea from the podcasts of the now defunct blog Tuxradar. Basically just to keep track and share anything that I find cool or interesting, posting on the last day of every month.

Web Development

You might not need jQuery: A site that gives examples where you can use vanilla JS instead of having jQuery as a dependency on your code.
You might not need JavaScript: Same idea as above, but using CSS3 and HTML5 to achieve the results.

Tech

cc65: cc65 is a complete cross development package for 65(C)02 systems, including a powerful macro assembler, a C compiler, linker, librarian and several other tools. cc65 has C and runtime library support for many of the old 6502 machines, including Commodore, NES, ZX Spectrum, PC Engine, Apple ][ and others.
Ophis: Ophis is an assembler for the 6502 microprocessor – the famous chip used in the vast majority of the classic 8-bit computers and consoles. Its primary design goals are code readability and output flexibility – Ophis has successfully been used to create programs for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Atari 2600, and the Commodore 64.
NESASM: Makefile and source files to compile the old community NESASM3 Assembler on Linux.

Music

Red Fang: I am into stoner rock since mid-2013. Glenn Fricker recommended that on one of his videos. Great sound and lyrics.
The Sword: Literally the same as Red Fang(even the recommendation).
Cannabis Corpse: I simply love parody bands such as Misfats or Mac Sabbath. Cannabis Corpse is a Death Metal band like Cannibal Corpse, but with marijuana-themed lyrics.

YouTube Channels:

Peter Brown: Woodworking and experiments channel. His Making Micarta Mistakes video made me laugh as I recalled my own frustrations when a project goes wrong.