Justin Duke

Some things about me:

I make it easier for people to do stuff, usually with code and English.

Currently, I'm making it easier for you to read your favorite books at Amazon.

I live in Seattle! Before that I was in Williamsburg, Virginia, where I received a dual degree in Computer Science and Marketing from the College of William & Mary.

The last country I visited was Ireland. The last album I loved -- like, really loved -- was Songs to Make Up To. The last great book I read was The Clasp by Sloane Crosley.

I write things:

Books of 2015
Packing as premature optimization
Snippets from Virginia
Your legacy code matters
Why podcasts feel good
You don't need push notifications
Your week in an Irish cottage
Your first day in Dublin
What I miss about video games
On a Plane
What lies under the bandaid
In defense of keys
Liquid Trinkets
Two weeks with the Amazon Echo
Two weeks with the Apple Watch
Vine Street Market
Spotify vs Tokyo Chill
An average day
Dieter Rams’ 15 Questions
Crawling Tumblr with multiprocessing
Automating App Store screenshots
Markdown in Swift
Coach Marks and Onboarding
Simple Empty States for UITableViews
Using webassets with Pelican
Apps with embedded frameworks are broken
Ten Lines of Code
Do Champions Need Veterans?
Everything new is old again
Three stages of consumption
Newfangled Title Text Attributes
Python Inline Shenanigans
Singletons in Swift
Swift is like Frasier
My Favorite Robots
Better Beer Snobbery Through Data
All that glitters: who's giving out Reddit Gold?
How to make $10 on the App Store
Analyzing the price of Legos with Python
Graphing NBA conference rankings over time.
Making Caves with Cellular Automata
Basic Linear Regressions in Python
48 Hours in Iceland
Trends in AV Club reviews
Mining Twitter to discover how bad I am at Threes
No, movies haven't gotten (much) longer
Old Books in New Places
Pop Songs
Everything you need to know about :nth-child
Prices of App Store successes
Graphing the Sentences of your Favorite Authors
Visualizing NFL Point Differentials
2013 in review
How to send emails through Python and GMail
Visualizing Seattle's 911 calls
Analysing Pitchfork using Pandas
How to make $800/mo with three lines of code
A gentle introduction to itertools
The state of tech recruiting in 2013
How Big Tech uses GitHub
2003 and things
Depth and Whitespace
A mindset of abundance
Hey, let's crawl Svbtle!
PSA: you should be using console.table()
The John Byrd EP


I'd always love to chat.