Jake Vossen's Homepage

You have reached the homepage of Jake Vossen, current undergraduate at Colorado School of Mines, majoring in Computer Science.


Find me on

  • RSS - Blogs, updates, etc
  • GitHub, I have a few collaborative projects on GitLab
  • Email: jake(at)vossen.dev || jvossen(at)mines.edu
    • PGP D9E3817B.asc, fingerprint: 08CD 67DA FE3A 0AE7 B946 6AC3 B812 7052 D9E3 817B
  • LinkedIn

Projects (no order)

  • !Backend - A Hack CU VI hackathon project that allows you to deploy a Python backend with zero API deployment expierence, won 4th best overall
  • smtex - A MHacks 11 hackathon project that lets you text a phone number with a LaTeX equation and it responds with a picture of that equation, won the best use of Twilio API (no longer live)
  • cookie-injection-but-with-real-cookies - Hack CU V hackathon game to teach the concepts of cybersecurity to 3rd to 6th graders without any jargon by using actual cookies to represent HTTP requests, and a cookie monster to represent a server, won the "Most Random Hack"
  • this-hackathon-project-isnt-real - Hack UTD VI project that scraped old hackathon projects and used machine learning to predict if future projects would be winners, as well as generate fake hackathon projects
  • check-for-homebrew-alternatives - This program will look at your Applications folder and see if anything from Homebrew can replace it
  • pi-generator-from-blocks - Generate Pi in a ridiculous way using elastic collisions
  • pi-generator-from-random-numbers - Generate Pi from the odds that two random positive integers are co-prime
  • traveling-salesman-haskell - A haskell brute force implementation of the travelling salesman problem
  • oresec-ghidra-talk - A presentation I did for the cybersecurity club about the NSA's open source tool ghidra. It contains examples as well as the presentation slides
  • internet-backpacks - My EDNS 151 (formerly EPICS) final project. It is a tool automate the transportation of digital assets to places without internet
  • APOD BitBar - A BitBar plugin for displaying the Astronomy Picture of the Day in the Mac menu bar.
  • imagify-anything - This is a simple python script that lets you turn a file into a series of low resolution photos for backup purposes
  • oresec-docs - Management for the cybersecurity club, as well as collaboration on the weekly updates
  • Android Phone as Webcam for OctoPrint - An article I wrote for the 3D printer controller software octoprint to use an old Android phone to monitor the progress of 3D prints
  • instapaper-archive.py - A Python script for saving a html/pdf archive of your Instapaper articles
  • prisoner-problem - A solution to the 100 prisoners problem, which is a probability theory problem on how 100 numbered prisoners can all draw their own number from 100 un-numbered drawers
  • openscad-vex-library - A library in the OpenSCAD CAD/Programming language for 3D printing Vex Robotics custom parts
  • percent-done.py - A simple Python script that displays the % done with the hour, day, week, and year in the menu bar
  • countdown-seconds.sh - A simple bash script that displays a countdown in seconds to a specific date in the menu bar
  • Apollo Trivia - An old Android app I wrote to learn more about the Apollo moon missions
  • resume - Git repository for my resume in LaTeX
  • jake.vossen.dev - This website is open source on GitHub

Other places to get this website

Is visiting websites over plain HTTP not enough fun for you? Well, these links are for you. I might take these down in the future (and these also have less uptime), so please don't use them as permanent links.

  • Are you a distributed systems nerd? You can visit my site on the IPFS. Link is to ipfs.io, but you will probably have more luck using ipfs name resolve QmdprcFP6gau6eb4q8cdk6JaUvkdEoo9nYiXwP44PxNzqh, then ipfs get on the result.
  • Are you a security nerd? You can visit my site as a Tor Hidden Service (http://6tzx7ihuqejzkurq.onion/)