Hei, I’m Dima.

These days I’m working on my master’s degree in Language Technology at the University of Helsinki.

Halfway done, though back in Vancouver, Canada
for the summer.like until October

I like writing fast programs in languages like Go, C#,
and Rustless productively… what is a lifetime :S
along with static html
webapps.

Of those, my only claim to fame is deepfriedmemes.com, but I’ve written other neat programs too.
And got listed on a patent along the way.

…check out my cozy post-rock music too.

Pages

Projects

Deep Fried Memes

Webapp to “deep-fry” memes with JPEG compression and filters.

demotif

AI-powered demotivator generator

discord-notify

Companion daemon for Ripcord (shareware Discord client) for better notifications

IsOn

Hybrid Icelandic + Old Norse morphological analyzer

Kindlewick

Collects Wiktionary definitions into the Kindle format for in-book lookups

and 5 more ...

Small Potatoes

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RSS seems so out of place in the modern web.

  • No ads, no algorithms deciding content for you - you subscribe to what you want.
  • No brain-numbing infinitely scrolling views - you get a mesasured portion.
  • Largely decentralized, no habit tracking.

Maybe it’s time to implement that on here, in solidarity if nothing else.

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Revolving doors stress me out.

There’s a very narrow window to hop in and out of them, and it feels like if I miss that window, I’ll be turned into a fine pink mist. The non-drafty aspect is nice of course, but aren’t airlocks cooler?

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How do you measure the deadness of a subreddit? By the median age of its top posts.

Check it out: codepen

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We need really notation to indicate cognates inline with text. Originally I thought of <>, to mirror the way etymologies are written (world < *weraldiz) but my friend Henkka proposed ::. That looks nicer, and reminds me namespacing in C++.

So,

The Swedish word hjul (:: wheel) sounds like jul (:: yule).