Alex W.'s Blog

Written by Alex Wendland, who is currently exploring fintech at Pinwheel. Here's a Twitter handle, a GitHub, some LinkedIn, ol' Facebook, or a hip Instagram if you're interested.

I maintain a collection of long-term notes on: Healthcare 🩺, Big Trees 🌳, Developer Resources 💻.

Newly Graduated

Citi loses $500M, and why verification UIs should switch context
🎉Release: wasm_spec_kernel - a Jupyter kernel for WebAssembly
Debug/trace logging in a custom Jupyter kernel
Extract color configurations from an iTerm profile
Script the installation of .deb packages that have configuration prompts
Translucent status bar in PWAs on iOS
Different Homebrew formula approaches (for `go` binaries)
Supporting CLI programs in `subprocess.run` on macOS & Windows without `shell=True`
Using `filetype` to guess CHK files in FOUND.000
Sending email from a forwarding-only address in Gmail
Custom JSON payload for *Get contents of URL* in iOS Shortcuts
TypeScript, Lerna, and .dockerignore
Connecting to host machine from Docker container on macOS
How to work with streams in `got`
How to implement max download size with `got`
Feedly intentionally sets the wrong RSS date
Tasks and Promises in fp-ts
🎉Release: bedsheets - use Google Sheets as a RESTful DB

Back to College

🎓Graduated from Harvard
🎉Senior Thesis: WebAssembly as a Multi-Language Platform
How to Backup Google Drive to S3/Hard-disk
npm Install Hook Scripts: Intro (Part 1)
2018 Yarn vs. NPM

3 Year Startup Hiatus

Co-founder and CTO at Luminopia, where we were working to cure lazy eye (the team's working on even more now!). Checkout some coverage of an early clinical trial we ran at BCH, a writeup by the Ophthalmologist, some SXSW coverage. Plus, The Crimson asked me for a brief statement and HBS wrote-up a case study on us, if that's your thing.

College Kickoff

Woohoo! Fun college things! One of those fun college things was Datamatch, a website started in 1994 at Harvard where people fill out a questionaire and then are matched with their perfect soulmate on Valentine's Day and given a free meal with them. I also worked with Harvard College Consulting Group, looking at user retention for a big 3 cable company, but it was severely lacking in romance.

High School

The Second Quarter of 2015: Projects
The Second Quarter of 2015: Items
Particle Network Animations in JS
Algorithmic Art in Javascript
Linux Terminal Batch Download One Liner
Android, the better UX?
AlarmManager, BroadcastReceivers, Activities! Oh my!
A Foray Into AngularJS
An Ongoing Comparison of Brackets and Sublime Text 3
Robotics, a subject that's lacking
STEM, training that matters
SAT Prompt 1
Why start a blog?

Middle School

Disable Right Click
Xbox Goes RROD? Take some drill in your case!
Ubuntu + Flash = <3
How To Use Standard Gnome Notification Bubbles in Ubuntu
Nautilus Elementary Breadcrumbs
Pithos the Quiter
Screen On, Screen Off
Mac, Ubuntu, Windows....Uh Oh, Can't Boot
Multiple Firefox Windows
DVD - Still Rippin'
Ubuntu - I Control My Hardrive
Restart
Solar Panel - Day 7 Later On
Solar Panel - Day 7
Solar Panel - Day 6
Solar Panel - Day 4
Solar Panel - Day 3
Solar Panel - Day 2
Solar Panel - Day 1