Hi, I'm Nhân

and this is my humble corner on the interwebs.

I’ve written some open source software in my free time. In some cases I even maintain them! Shocking, I know.

Shark

Shark is a simple “desktop pet”. It’s my first foray into cross-platform desktop application development, also my first Go project that actually did anything fun.

Pytaku

Pytaku is a web-based manga reader that’s designed to be as self-host-friendly as possible. It’s an experiment to see how far I can get with a simpler toolset: basically just flask, sqlite and mithril.js for the frontend. There are still many rough spots but that’s enough for my daily use, so it’s currently in maintenance mode.

ORTS

ORTS is a GUI for operating scoreboards on fighting game streams. It’s served its purpose beaufifully during our local tournaments and several Saigon Cups… until a certain pandemic happened.

An animated wallpaper for KDE Plasma

I was frustrated that KDE 5 didn’t allow animated gifs as wallpaper so I wrote one. Every now and then someone would use it on /r/unixporn and cause a surge in github stars. It is currently my most starred repo, which gives me mixed feelings.

McRoss

McRoss is a minimal and usable gemini:// browser written in python and tkinter, meaning it Just Works (tm) on any self-respecting desktop OS. Fast forward a couple of years and there’s still no interesting content on the gemini-verse (that I can find anyway). Also given the fact that there’s a very good web proxy now, McRoss is pretty much shelved.

Caophim

Caophim is my take on imageboard software and also my excuse to try Nim. There’s a usable live instance at caophim.imnhan.com. It’s nowhere near my goals but to be honest I got tired of running into nim’s bugs, in the compiler, the standard library, the flagship module that’s supposed to supersede a module in the standard library… you name it. The straw that broke the camel’s back though, was this gem right here that remains unfixed to this day.