I'm Benjamin Fox, a software developer currently working on Importfeed, a startup trying to make it easier for you to send documents and paperwork to e.g. your accountant.
The Dōjima futures exchange
The world's first futures exchange, in 17th and 18th century Japan.
Grading curves are dollar auctions
What the dollar auction can teach us about grading curves.
Reasons to be long or short Bitcoin
More than bullish hope or bearish scorn, your attitude must also account for your inherent non-financial structural position.
Tenure, academic publishing, and open source software
Academic publishing is weird, but not unique.
What commodity futures are all about
The vicissitudes of fortune are mostly beyond your control, but futures can give an out.
Some cool things I've built
- A music player daemon in Haskell, intended to fit my precise notions of how I prefer to manage the music on my computer.
- A neat helper library for asynchronous computed properties in Vue. This turned out to meet a very real need in the Vue world, it seems. With over 1K stars on Github and well over 100K downloads per month from NPM, vue-async-computed is far and away the most-used open source library that I've built.
- Bindings to the Rust textwrap crate as Elixir NIFs. Use it to wrap text to a fixed width in Elixir, or to indent or deindent blocks of text.
- A vim plugin for cycling between related words, similar in concept to vim-cycle, except that it also works well with vim-speeddating.
I'm foxbenjaminfox on Github and Twitter. I also mentor on Exercism.
Get in touch
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on Twitter.