Benjamin Esham


This is a list of the software and software-adjacent projects that I’ve released publicly. Most of them are hosted on GitHub and released under free or open-source licenses.

Command-line utilities

Backs up your Pinboard notes.
Converts Google Chrome’s bookmarks and history to the standard HTML-ish bookmarks file format.
Converts your Pinboard bookmarks to the standard HTML-ish bookmarks file format.


The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier by Bruce Sterling (1992)
The digital version of this book is available under a permissive license so I made a nicely-formatted version.

Color schemes

A color scheme for Vim with colorful text on a light gray background.
An adaptation of Jani Nurminen’s Zenburn color scheme for the macOS Terminal app.

Plugins for the Jekyll static site generator

A filter to estimate how long a passage of text will take to read.
A tag for inline syntax highlighting.
A filter to make it easy to form correct plurals.

Former projects

I used to develop an iOS app called CU Buses, which showed real-time information about the bus system in Champaign–Urbana, Illinois.

Some of my other old projects are archived on GitHub. These are things I no longer maintain or support, but which I’ve left published for historical interest.