The personal website of

David Kendal

I’m a n-year-old British computer scientist with interests in language, philosophy, and music. I’m working on a book about building better computer systems.

This is my site for random notes and essays I want to publish on the web. Please contact me via email or send me a tweet. I’m usually known as ‘dpk’ on the internet.

Computing projects

I wrote the Yoleaux IRC bot in Ruby, which is used in quite a few channels on the Freenode IRC network. The source code, including instructions for running it yourself, is available on GitHub, along with some other older projects.

I’m contributing to the development of the new R7RS Large standard for the Scheme programming language. My first SRFI to this end should be published soon.

Another thing I’ve made recently is a typing tool for the International Phonetic Alphabet which converts the simple X-SAMPA respelling to IPA as you type.

Some of my other small projects are on Gist.

Other interests

A while ago I created a recipe for samphire soup, which was the most popular such recipe on Google for a while.

I’m a fan of the television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and I’ve taken some notes on the show which are published here.