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My name is David Foster. Check out the cool software I’ve written!

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Crystal: A Website Downloader

Downloads websites in an archival-friendly format.

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CompressedTextField for Django and MySQL

A large text field, stored compressed in the database, for Django and MySQL.

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Converts Markdown text to HTML, in Ruby. Includes many useful Markdown extensions.

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Python typechecker support for recognizing structured dictionaries with specific named keys mapped to specific value types. Ubiquitous in JSON.


Much information related to my activities prior to 2010 can also be found on my old site.