# Subject: Round 19: Beware of the spooks.
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Thanks to [Facebook NYC](http://www.facebook.com
) for hosting us! I
always give Facebook a lot of crap, but they were very gracious
hosts and even invited us back!
## A fun way to spend some time...
) in your favorite
language. It's not incredibly complicated, and it has many known
weaknesses, but it's a fun exercise in crytographic meanderings.
Then, you should of course share it on the list.
(See my implementation in
). It took 27 minutes
to write and debug (at 5:30 in the morning). See? Quick.)
## Projects Presented (in random-pseudo order)
### Jay Goel
Jay hates GMail and most webmail clients, but is attempting to
rectify that situation with Hipflask, an MUA over the web that
can connect to multiple IMAP accounts.
[ *I'm very excited about this and would love to have the free time*
*to help out. If you have some free time and hate your mail situation*
*please, please, contribute! -- ed*]
### Bjorne Roche
Bjorne wrote a basic command line guitar tuner so you can be even
*more* nerdy when playing ukelele. We were then treated to an
impromptu concert, in which the singer was a little flat...
### [Last minute weather substitution] Jay Goel
[ *Round 19 was Jay's first Hack and Tell, and was very excited about*
*presenting--he submitted 3 proposals! He got the chance to talk*
*again after bad weather made a presenter cancel. Thanks Jay -- ed*]
For Jay's second act, he showed us his version of most people's
shoddy management of resumes. The punchline is bootstrap, and the
setup is JSON. The climax though, is a very useful tool that could
save many people a lot of frustration when writing a resume.
* [resume babel](http://www.resumebabel.com
### [Braindump] Zachary Kanfer
Zach showed us how he won a game of golf by implementing
) clustering in
). Not discussed is how
really means jibberish.
### Moses Nakamaru
Moses showed us how he used
) to create an argument parsing
library that doesn't suck so bad.
[ *What apartment did the pirate live in? 2RRRRRRRRRRRRRR! -- ed*]
### Aditya Mukerjee
Aditya is a data guy, and he and a few friends hacked together a way
to collect real time sentiment on the presidential debates. [ *Personally,*
*it'd be more interesting to see it hooked up to someone undergoing*
* [sentiment tracking app](http://www.candor.fm
### Siraaj Khandkar
Conway's [Game of Life](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_life
) (where each cell is a process!),
) and in
### Roman Shtylman
Roman shared with us his ventures into building
I guess you could consider Google's take on
His first attempt, a full blown
## Announcements and Things to Watch out for...
### Round 20 - Coming Soon
We've got two potential spaces lined up, so look for us again right
before the holiday rush!
### Coder Weekly [recycled from last time, but still great!]
I don't get much time to read the web these days, so I've been
relying more and more on a weekly mailing list called
). It gets sent every
weekend and has a good mix of interesting articles.
## Clouds in many shapes and sizes...
Until next time!
Andrew (@apgwoz) and James (@j2labs)
: Oh just kidding. I too have a ukelele, though I have no musical
talent. On my ever long list of things to do is to learn to play punk
rock covers on it.