At the time I began, I went through the awesome lists at
GitHub - sindresorhus/awesome: 😎 Awesome lists about all kinds of interesting topics. I also went through and mirror’d all the repos, at https://allthe.codes/mirror.
Processing this is going to achieve several goals:
I’ll archive that entire list of comments as it’s own list, and stash it somewhere, probably a personal website
Turn off those mirrors; that method is not optimal for the set, so now I’ll go through and systematically turn them off
I’ll feed initial data into a new stats party I’m building, a tool for tracking “awesome” items, a set I’m much more interested in.
I’m really happy with that initial experience, though I regret it was all snark. Hmmm, maybe not “regret”, but rather at the end of the day (today) I have a list of informed impressions of each item I read, as well as snarky comments,
and only one of them currently exists in the world. If I’m gonna snark, I ought to snark on the side of usefulness. So I’m doing that.
The story behind this topic was to have folks vote for the sections and go through and have a cursory look at each list linked in the Awesome Awesome list (or whatever it is called…).
I took 20 headings (the maximum allowed for a Discourse poll) from the list and put them up for a vote, each person having 7 votes. Here’s how the order was chosen:
During the voting period I did the “Related” and “Miscellaneous” sections, the latter of which was
very long, so when I process those comments it will be a large section.
This happened from July to December of 2019, and I believe there have been some efforts at standardizing the Awesome Lists, and therefore the meta list may have changed since I last delved in.
A post was split to a new topic:
awesome awesome related
This image makes me happy, and reminds me of a “org character sheet”. In a Fate game with
too many skills, we are crushing it in Books, Decentralized Systems, and Gaming!
A post was split to a new topic:
awesome awesome miscellaneous
mirror/free-programming-books - free-programming-books - allthe.codes - Calling this a “list” is kinda inaccurate. It was taken over by a non-profit, and is available in 28 languages. Has a website (makes sense) hosting on MS-Git ( ). As for the content, it is free in the “access” sense, and spot checking it not very often in the free culture sense. Would be good to track down the free culture stuff, though! Also: massive.
mirror/awesome-software-quality - awesome-software-quality - allthe.codes - Teaching software to take tests will lead to our downfall!
mirror/GoBooks - GoBooks - allthe.codes -Annoys me the same way “awesome board games” does, layout-wise. Also, loads images from all over. But maybe good and free books on golang?
mirror/rbooks - rbooks - allthe.codes - Ugh, more awful books layout. Except with this list, 10,000 s just leaned forward over their Macbooks.
mirror/Mind-Expanding-Books - Mind-Expanding-Books - allthe.codes - I really want to be into this, but their table markdown doesn’t work in Gitea, and glancing at the source output, it just looks like a big table of titles, authors, Goodreads ratings, and years published. For reals. Why would I trust those to be awesome?
mirror/awesome-book-authoring - awesome-book-authoring - allthe.codes - Hmmm. Technical book authoring. This list loves Scott Meyers.
mirror/ElixirBooks - ElixirBooks - allthe.codes - If you were expecting online editions of occult manuscripts depicting alchemical formulae that controls the very designs of reality… I’m sorry, some other folks decided to name their software thing Elixir, and these books are about that.
Interestingly, today’s list has only six Books lists:
The Software Quality list was converted to a Github wiki resource:
Home · ligurio/software-quality-wiki Wiki · GitHub.
I originally commented:
So basically Awesome Mastodon needs to move to the misc section, and we can drop this one completely.
And it’s true! “Decentralized Systems” should be “Blockchain (and Mastodon, lulz)”. And of course they’ve added five more blockchain lists since…
mirror/awesome-swift - allthe.codes - I discriminate against Swift devs. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
mirror/awesome-python - allthe.codes - I was planning to make fun of Swift again, but this list makes me want to learn Python. And then make fun of Swift.
mirror/awesome-scala - allthe.codes - References something called a “Scaladex”, so I’m guessing this is how one programs dragon-pets.
mirror/awesome-java - allthe.codes - Programmers are such good namers of things.
mirror/awesome-php - allthe.codes - Awesome Personal Home Page resources.
mirror/awesome-rust - awesome-rust - allthe.codes - Beware: cargo cult.
mirror/awesome-haskell - awesome-haskell - allthe.codes - The aitch in joeyh.
mirror/awesome-purescript - awesome-purescript - allthe.codes - Honest: no idea.
mirror/awesome-go - awesome-go - allthe.codes - I learned go via Hugo the same way I learned PHP via WordPress: not at all.
mirror/awesome-ruby - awesome-ruby - allthe.codes - Certainly not python!
mirror/awesome-clojure - awesome-clojure - allthe.codes - Language for breaking up.
mirror/awesome-clojurescript - awesome-clojurescript - allthe.codes - As above, but a Cyrano de Bergerac-scenario.
mirror/awesome-elixir - awesome-elixir - allthe.codes - Snakeoil.
mirror/awesome-elm - awesome-elm - allthe.codes - There are actual awesome elms.
mirror/awesome-erlang - awesome-erlang - allthe.codes - Pronounced air-LANGGGGG (for as long as you want to keep going).
mirror/Julia.jl - Julia.jl - allthe.codes - A dual-licensed list: ODbL and AGPLv3!
mirror/awesome-lua - awesome-lua - allthe.codes - Includes links for things aside from programming WoW.
mirror/awesome-c - awesome-c - allthe.codes - Fork-war!
mirror/awesome-cpp - awesome-cpp - allthe.codes - Oh wow, a real language!
mirror/awesome-R - awesome-R - allthe.codes - Fucking academics…
mirror/awesome-d - awesome-d - allthe.codes - Surprisingly safe for work!
mirror/awesome-cl - awesome-cl - allthe.codes - The dialect used by Wood Elves.
mirror/awesome-perl - awesome-perl - allthe.codes - I’ll say it: funnier than a language called “python”. :mic_drop:
mirror/awesome-groovy - awesome-groovy - allthe.codes - Hahaha, let’s pretend it isn’t a langauge!
mirror/awesome-dart - awesome-dart - allthe.codes - see Crystal.
mirror/awesome-kotlin - awesome-kotlin - allthe.codes - Wait a sec, is this even a “language”?
mirror/awesome-ocaml - awesome-ocaml - allthe.codes - O Caml, my Caml!
mirror/awesome-coldfusion - awesome-coldfusion - allthe.codes - Last updated a year ago, 19 years after it was relevant.
mirror/awesome-fortran - awesome-fortran - allthe.codes - Math Libs and “others”
mirror/awesome-pascal - awesome-pascal - allthe.codes - Nostalgic for a certain type… you know who you are!
mirror/awesome-asm - awesome-asm - allthe.codes - They certainly assembled a two column table…
mirror/awesome-AutoHotkey - awesome-AutoHotkey - allthe.codes - Alphabetically comes before Breakout and Super Breakout on resumes.
mirror/awesome-AutoIt - awesome-AutoIt - allthe.codes - Does “program” drastically change the meaning of “language”?
mirror/awesome-crystal - awesome-crystal - allthe.codes - see purescript.
mirror/awesome-frege - awesome-frege - allthe.codes - the ef in joeyh.
mirror/awesome-cmake - awesome-cmake - allthe.codes - Are you telling me there aren’t enough *make lists to justify a poorly curated sub-list of make “languages”?!
mirror/awesome-actionscript3 - awesome-actionscript3 - allthe.codes - ActionScript 3 makes ActionScript 2 look like ActionScript: The Prequel, which only added more questions about the way ActionScript ended…
mirror/awesome-eta - awesome-eta - allthe.codes - Answers all my questions about when a JVM is, how a Haskell occurs.
mirror/awesome-idris - awesome-idris - allthe.codes - Nope, not the one you’re thinking of, or the prophet. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
mirror/awesome-ada - awesome-ada - allthe.codes - Desperately wants you to know Ada is relevant!
mirror/awesome-qsharp - awesome-qsharp - allthe.codes - Another MS-Sharp product that seems kinda cool, but is ultimately a distraction while they fuck everything up for us in some other domain.
mirror/awesome-flask - allthe.codes - A flask holds liquid, often hooch.
mirror/awesome-docker - allthe.codes - Dockers drink hooch, and move around containers.
mirror/awesome-vagrant - allthe.codes - Vagrants often took work at docks.
mirror/awesome-pyramid - allthe.codes - Pyramids sometimes had their materials shipped to their build sites.
mirror/awesome-play1 - allthe.codes - It takes a moment, but then this list is clearly one of the worse formatted.
mirror/awesome-cakephp - allthe.codes - Prefrosted Hypertext Pastry.
mirror/awesome-symfony - allthe.codes - Predefined Hypertext Percussionist.
mirror/awesome-symfony-education - allthe.codes - AKA “bandcamp”.
mirror/awesome-laravel - allthe.codes - Posited Humanfriendly Prepackage
mirror/Awesome-Laravel-Education - allthe.codes - AKA “competing bandcamp”.
mirror/awesome-rails - allthe.codes - Rails are used to move people, materials, and story-lines forward.
mirror/awesome-rails-gem - allthe.codes - Commemorative badge given to retired Conductor-Generals.
mirror/awesome-phalcon - allthe.codes - Phalcon, the intelligent, dimensional-jumping spaceship that houses the Guardians of Phalcon, a 5-member team of galactic superheroes.
mirror/htaccess - allthe.codes - The useful list in this section.
mirror/nginx-resources - allthe.codes - The pre-cancelled mutant comic, where all the mutants could turn into cars…
mirror/awesome-dropwizard - allthe.codes - Awesome Dropwizard, one of my many DJ personas…
mirror/awesome-kubernetes - allthe.codes - Translates to “neat cubes”.
mirror/awesome-lumen - allthe.codes - Partisan Heaps Proposed.
mirror/awesome-serverless - allthe.codes - Clientful?
mirror/awesome-wicket - allthe.codes - 日本語です！Wicketわなんでうか。
mirror/vertx-awesome - allthe.codes - Builders often congregated into secret societies with their own internal symbols and dialects.
mirror/awesome-terraform - allthe.codes - Long have builders sought the ultimate project: building a planet!
mirror/awesome-vapor - allthe.codes - Swift :pfft:
mirror/awesome-dash - allthe.codes - Tap forward twice.
Whoa! So many languages! Once day there will be as many programming languages as spoken languages, and then
after that there will be spoken programming languages!
I used some fun graphics while gathering this section, which I will include here sans context for
Oh yeah, I also had this fun thing I wrote, something for “AwesomeListWorld”:
End of Session
reach the end of a session answer these three questions as a group:
Did we learn something new and important about the lists?
Did we overcome a prejudice or popular understanding?
Did we uncover a memorable treasure?
For each “yes” answer everyone marks XP.