Ollie Etherington

Software Engineer @ Centre for Effective Altruism
71 karmaJoined Jun 2022Working (6-15 years)Tallinn, Estonia


Web developer at the Centre for Effective Altruism primarily focusing on the EA forum. I previously worked in chess programming, and before that as a musician and music teacher. Aside from EA, my interests include Rachmaninoff, Star Trek and the Evans gambit.


Topic Contributions

The fix for this is now live - thanks!

We actually deployed a whole new search backend last week, and it looks like you found the first bug.

I've created a pull request on Github that should fix the quotation marks not working, and you can expect that to be live on the site in 1-2 days. In the mean time, your best bet is probably the Google search with site: that Neel mentioned.

Thanks for letting us know!

This (and your other comment about tables in posts) should now be fixed - thanks for letting us know!

FLutter seems interesting, but I think it's potential will always be limited as long as it's tied so closely to Dart. Also, given Google's track record of killing products/platforms with very little warning, I don't think I'd be too comfortable building an entire business in a Google framework that's tied to a Google programming language unless the community around it was big enough to take on maintenance if/when it gets killed, which I don't think is the case here.

+1 for Expo though - it makes life super easy. There's also the simple alternative of just making a responsive website and writing tiny native apps for each platform that just wrap the site in a webview.

Thanks for the suggestion - I've made a note of it!

Great suggestion! I've added it to our list of features to consider.

Thanks for the suggestion - I've made a note of it!

Thanks for the suggestions! I've made a note of all of them!

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