Community Open Thread 7 - October 21, 2022

New Friday, new open thread!

Here are some of the good links o’ the week:

Say hello, share what you’re working on (code, writing, whatever!), or gimme more cool links for the community to check out! :saxophone::rat:


I’m working on a presentation for Fastly’s upcoming Altitude conference! It’s the first time Fastly is having a big event since acquiring Glitch, and I’m thinking a lot about how I want to introduce Glitch to the Fastly audience and vice-versa. If folks here in the forum had 5 minutes to talk to that audience about Glitch, I’m curious what you all would want me to share?


Hey everyone! Long-time reader, first-time poster. I’m Hannah, a community manager at Fastly on the Glitch team.

I’m a big reader, so my favorite Glitch app is this Weird Old Book Finder. I never thought I would be so engrossed by a book about laundry!

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about and working on new ways Fastly and Glitch can support the open source community, and I’d love to hear your ideas. What are your favorite open source projects, and what do you like about them? If you write open source code on Glitch, what features would help you?

It’s been inspiring to see the cool projects you all have built, and the way you all help each other here on the forum. Can’t wait to get to know you better. :-]


Here is @tiagorangel2011 back with he’s classic open thread replies!

My replies

A cool project!

Interesting, gotta check!

I actually don’t understand this…:

(no devtools, no page edit)


I dunno…

Aditional statement

I have been looking around Google searching everything under Glitch and unfortunately I found multiple websites that seemed like spam/gambling.
I immediately reported the user but I think it’s actually sad to see that there are things like this even on Glitch.

I’d say that Glitch is empowering. I started using it as a way to make it easy for anyone to make creative online bots back when there were enough beginner-friendly tutorials on how to make one, but very little about how to host them for a less technical audience.

And even outside of bots, I host other projects here specifically because Glitch makes it so easy to share the work with folks who are not necessarily “coders” and Glitch empowers them to learn, experiment, try things out, and become a part of a creative community.

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~hex-triplet-words has been around but came up recently on HN.

Ooh I thought I saw that somewhere before! Good going @annoyedhumanoid :clap:

If you like reflex games, check out ~caes

How are you gonna post that without saying your high score?

Okay after three tries with several zeros each, I think I know why people aren’t clamoring to post their scores.

If folks here in the forum had 5 minutes to talk to that audience about Glitch, I’m curious what you all would want me to share?

  1. Just write to disk. Glitch is the rare free host that gives a project its own container but which also has persistent disk. We’re not all building billion-user sites that need external sharded replicated denormalized no-sql datastores. Go ahead and save that thing to a file if it’s the easy thing to do. It’ll be there the next time you look. The cloud doesn’t have to be annoying.
  2. You don’t have to delete your old projects to make room anymore. Like can you believe that there’s no limit to the number of projects you can start and abandon? And on the free plan, no less?
  3. If there’s anything you can say to give us confidence that Glitch is here to stay, then say it. Yeah AWS has a free tier that’s more powerful, but who ever said “I’m gonna have coding be my hobby for only one year”? That’s why users–myself at least–choose to learn Glitch.