Simon Willison’s Weblog


Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Hemingway Editor. Hemingway is a web-based editor that applies style checks to your writing. It looks for complicated words, unnecessary adverbs and sentences that are hard to read. It highlighted the previous sentence as hard to read. It gave this whole paragraph a Grade 8 readability score. # 8:38 pm

Live htop. Neat, simplest-thing-that-could-possibly-work implementation of a tool that continually pipes the output of the htop command to a browser over a WebSocket. The scripts loops every 2 seconds, runs htop, pipes it through a utility to convert the output to HTML and writes that to a file. Then the server.js Node.js script watches for changes to that file and pipes the entire file contents to the browser via The index.html page in the browser subscribes to the WebSocket and updates the entire page using innerHTML every time it receives an event. # 6:07 pm