Ben Borgers

spring 2023

Hello! I’m Ben Borgers, a junior at Tufts University studying Computer Science.

I’m currently an intern at Locket working on the Android app, and a support engineer at Buttondown. Next summer, I’ll be an intern at Notion in NYC.

Work experience

Side projects

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Blog

Building an e-ink picture frame that displays an iCloud photo album

Jan 9, 2024

2023 in review

Jan 5, 2024

5% of things go wrong

Dec 23, 2023

Winter break project list

Dec 19, 2023

How I got scammed on Facebook Marketplace

Jul 10, 2023

Ben Forms

May 31, 2023

Prototyping an AI-powered note-taking app

May 18, 2023

JumboCode+

May 17, 2023

What is JumboCode?

May 3, 2023

Stickies: Spatial note-taking

Apr 2, 2023

JumboCode plans for Head of Engineering

Mar 23, 2023

The real reason for my multiple majors

Mar 13, 2023

Learnings from JumboCode

Mar 9, 2023

War Room: Expansion features

Mar 5, 2023

War Room “Bib”

Feb 13, 2023

War Room — using the native date picker

Feb 13, 2023

Planning my week

Jan 17, 2023

Majoring in more

Jan 8, 2023

No Dessert Challenge

Jan 8, 2023

Publishing my Fall 2022 class notes

Jan 5, 2023

Semester 3

Dec 31, 2022

Website redesign, December 2022

Dec 27, 2022

Brief: AI-summarized news

Dec 4, 2022

Building henrynitzberg.com

Dec 1, 2022

Optimizing Kiwi for scale

Nov 26, 2022

New in Superadmin: styling, images, rich text

Nov 23, 2022

“you have a lack of deadlines”

Jul 11, 2022

Apple Credit Card Rewards

Jul 10, 2022

Automatic Dark Mode Colors Don’t Work

Jul 9, 2022

Why I Love Laravel

Jul 8, 2022

Why I Love Tailwind CSS

Jul 7, 2022

Bagel Institute

Jul 6, 2022

IKEA Backpack

Jul 5, 2022

Thumbs up for Six Flags

Jul 4, 2022

One Year Ago Email

Jul 3, 2022

First Name Usernames

Jul 2, 2022

Productivity YouTubers

Jul 1, 2022

Novel Food

Jun 30, 2022

Three People Talking

Jun 29, 2022

Driving School Corruption

Jun 28, 2022

Bubble Tea Snobbery

Jun 27, 2022

Basecamp Talks to You

Jun 26, 2022

Professorship Bias

Jun 25, 2022

Bronze, Silver, Gold

Jun 24, 2022

Muted

Jun 23, 2022

Reading with RSS

Jun 22, 2022

Schmooze

Jun 21, 2022

I’m a Sucker for the Brand

Jun 20, 2022

5 Pages a Day

Jun 19, 2022

Late Night Sprints

Jun 18, 2022

Pebble Presentation

Jun 17, 2022

Things Go Downhill After We Leave

Jun 16, 2022

Stories for College Applications

Jun 15, 2022

Software Seems Resilient

Jun 14, 2022

Dark Sky

Jun 13, 2022

Are My Technical Posts Worth It?

Jun 12, 2022

Customer Rewards Programs

Jun 11, 2022

Habit Toddler

Jun 10, 2022

Gerald R. Gill Papers

Jun 9, 2022

Daily Habits

Jun 8, 2022

The Web is a Superpower

Jun 7, 2022

An Eye for Design

Jun 6, 2022

How You Perceive the World

Jun 5, 2022

Cheating on Field Notes

Jun 4, 2022

Writing Tasks Down

Jun 3, 2022

Your Feelings Are Not Unique

Jun 2, 2022

Recording Screencasts

Jun 1, 2022

Current Self and Going to Libraries

May 31, 2022

Security Questions

May 30, 2022

Class Council: “Brutally Honest”

May 29, 2022

Girl Talk: All Day

May 28, 2022

My Stress is an Inside Job

May 27, 2022

Teaching Enthusiasm

May 26, 2022

HEY’s Fun Names

May 25, 2022

Punctuation

May 24, 2022

Kid Money

May 23, 2022

“21” by Patrick Roche

May 22, 2022

Music at 20%

May 21, 2022

Public Radio Stories

May 20, 2022

Website Rewrite 2

May 19, 2022

Hands Occupied

May 18, 2022

Not Developer Enough

May 17, 2022

School But Online

May 16, 2022

Listserv

May 15, 2022

tmrw

May 14, 2022

I Used All of My Meal Swipes!

May 13, 2022

Sunk Cost Chinese

May 12, 2022

Is Advice Flawed?

May 11, 2022

Why Do I Care About Grades?

May 10, 2022

Doubly Parasocial Relationships

May 9, 2022

Strong Hobbies

May 8, 2022

I Don’t Get Getir

May 7, 2022

Charles’ Sandwiches

May 6, 2022

Portal

May 5, 2022

Getir Colors

May 4, 2022

Draft Now, Publish Later

May 3, 2022

Lessons Learned from Hanging Posters

May 2, 2022

3blue1brown.elk.sh

May 1, 2022

I Miss Google Classroom

Apr 30, 2022

On “Incrementally Correct Personal Websites”

Apr 29, 2022

Reflection on Shutting Down Blocks

Apr 28, 2022

gerp

Apr 27, 2022

Pictures as Memories

Apr 26, 2022

Welcome to TikTok

Apr 25, 2022

Google Won the Kids

Apr 24, 2022

Bin System

Apr 23, 2022

Stubborn Consistency [100 daily blog posts]

Apr 22, 2022

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Apr 21, 2022

Instagram’s Lifespan

Apr 20, 2022

Twitter Not Found

Apr 19, 2022

Batching

Apr 18, 2022

RealMoji

Apr 17, 2022

Hash Tables [explained for anyone]

Apr 16, 2022

year 1

Apr 15, 2022

The Day Should End at 3am

Apr 14, 2022

Tufts & Change Makers

Apr 13, 2022

The Content Machine

Apr 12, 2022

Date Picker Details

Apr 11, 2022

Pluto was 2006??

Apr 10, 2022

The TikTok Peer Group

Apr 9, 2022

Trash Bags in the Laundry Room

Apr 8, 2022

Waking up Early

Apr 7, 2022

How I Sent Texts for Assassins

Apr 6, 2022

elk.sh

Apr 5, 2022

The Cost of Building an Idea

Apr 4, 2022

Website Like a Library

Apr 3, 2022

Publishing Class Notes

Apr 2, 2022

How /swipes Works

Apr 1, 2022

Designing Posters for Humans

Mar 31, 2022

CS 15: Data Structures

Mar 30, 2022

Formulaic Classes

Mar 29, 2022

5 Weeks Left

Mar 28, 2022

Half a Slice of Apple Pie

Mar 27, 2022

Un-figure-out-able Software

Mar 26, 2022

Covid Test Instructions

Mar 25, 2022

Personal Software

Mar 24, 2022

Do You Subvocalize?

Mar 23, 2022

Read the Dang Thing Out Loud

Mar 22, 2022

Web of Thoughts

Mar 21, 2022

Preschooler > AI

Mar 20, 2022

The Code That Keeps Me Alive

Mar 19, 2022

iPad Impatience

Mar 18, 2022

You Might Be Right, But Shut Up

Mar 17, 2022

Thinking in Silence

Mar 16, 2022

Did MCAS Matter?

Mar 15, 2022

Pi

Mar 14, 2022

The Land of Endless Socialization

Mar 13, 2022

Best Type of Bathroom Lock

Mar 12, 2022

Heart Reacts

Mar 11, 2022

It Does Have to Be Every Day

Mar 10, 2022

Tufts Meal Plans Are a Scam

Mar 9, 2022

The Redemption Arc Is Coming

Mar 8, 2022

Couch Guy

Mar 7, 2022

Overwhelmed

Mar 6, 2022

October 5th, 1582

Mar 5, 2022

It's Fun to Do Things with Care

Mar 4, 2022

r/AskReddit

Mar 3, 2022

Am I a Gym Bro Now?

Mar 2, 2022

App Identity

Mar 1, 2022

Giving Out Chick-fil-A on a Schedule App

Feb 28, 2022

60 kHz

Feb 27, 2022

Social Jealousy

Feb 26, 2022

I Misjudged My Chinese Professor

Feb 25, 2022

Understanding CalcYouLater Subconsciously

Feb 24, 2022

A Sixth Sense for Errors

Feb 23, 2022

A Design Improvement for Our Communal Showers

Feb 22, 2022

Information Distribution

Feb 21, 2022

It Doesn’t Have to Be Every Day

Feb 20, 2022

My Guilt for Useless Things

Feb 19, 2022

Cornflakes

Feb 18, 2022

Gamelan Music

Feb 17, 2022

Streaks Are Extremely Powerful

Feb 16, 2022

Ben-Edit

Feb 15, 2022

Work-Life Separation in College

Feb 14, 2022

Website Rewrite

Feb 13, 2022

Fancy Quotation Marks

Feb 12, 2022

Meaningful Conversation

Feb 11, 2022

3:00 a.m. Radio

Feb 10, 2022

Gimme Back My Headphones

Feb 9, 2022

We’re All Powered by Electric Meat

Feb 8, 2022

College CS Classes Are Tragically Dull

Feb 7, 2022

I Keep Rewriting My Personal Website

Feb 6, 2022

A Small Life Radius

Feb 5, 2022

Mornings Set the Tone

Feb 4, 2022

The Brain Can Observe Itself

Feb 3, 2022

Locked Posts on Ghost

Feb 2, 2022

Good Software Has a Clear Geography

Feb 1, 2022

Everyone’s Asking for Tips Now

Jan 31, 2022

There’s No Personal Space in College

Jan 30, 2022

Is It Worth It to Be Passive Aggressive?

Jan 29, 2022

I Run My Life on Reminders

Jan 28, 2022

The Beginning of College Sucks

Jan 27, 2022

My Office Makes Me Feel Stupid

Jan 26, 2022

How Recurring Tasks in War Room Work

Jan 25, 2022

I Love Email

Jan 24, 2022

The Magic of the Common Room

Jan 23, 2022

Why Do We Still Use Snapchat?

Jan 22, 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022

Jan 21, 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Jan 20, 2022

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Jan 19, 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jan 18, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Jan 17, 2022

An emoji picker epiphany

Jan 17, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Jan 16, 2022

I want to use all of my ridiculously many meal swipes

Jan 16, 2022

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Jan 15, 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

Jan 14, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Jan 13, 2022

War Room

Oct 22, 2021

Blocks recap

May 31, 2021