Hi, I'm Xetera.

I love making ideas come to life with code. I'm a huge fan of functional programming and anti-abuse + trust & safety.

I've recently been learning about reverse engineering, security, and internet censorship. I like both kpop and metal, and think pineapple belongs on pizza.

I'm currently based in Turkey TĆ¼rkiye, Istanbul but also in general as well.

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Living in Turkey and Working at an American Company

A small walkthrough of what it's like to work remote


    13 min read
    Life
    Guide

Building a scalable scraper

My Rust project for (politely) checking thousands of social media pages every day


    21 min read
    Programming
    Personal Project
    Rust

Golang is not a good language

And its creators don't think you're a good developer.


    15 min read
    Programming
    Opinion

Building a robust permissions system in TypeScript

Making it impossible to forget permission checks.


    12 min read
    TypeScript
    Types
    Guide

Misleading educational videos

Please be more diligent with the information you put online


    7 min read
    Rant
    Programming
    Security

Why does school suck so much?

It's ok bro just power through it and you'll be free after you graduate.


    16 min read
    Rant
    Exploration

Bot Taxonomy

How do different kinds of automation on the internet coexist?


    11 min read
    Automation
    Bots

Blizzard's Downfall

The company that let all of its fans down.


    8 min read
    Life

India banned my site... I think?

Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.


    8 min read
    Censorship
    Investigation

Truthiness is not loose equality

if(x) and x == true are entirely different concepts.


    4 min read
    Guide

Optimizing images with WebP in Node.js

Use ffmpeg to improve your images but watch out for one thing...


    11 min read
    Guide
    Bug

Whatsapp doesn't deserve your business

Or at least not mine.


    8 min read
    Rant

A night out at the theater

A real life-ish example to help explain how Javascript promises work and why they're necessary.


    5 min read
    Javascript
    Help

Every technology deserves to be memed

Angular sucks but so does every other tool, it's ok to be a carrot farmer.


    7 min read
    Hot Take
    Response

The terrible fate of reduce

And why Javascript programmers hate it.


    7 min read
    Javascript
    Functional Programming

Learning for fun and profit

Your journey through becoming a teacher before becoming a student.


    6 min read
    Personal

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