I decided early on that to keep my new project fun, I wouldn't get obsessed with code quality like I normally do. However, I get great enjoyment implementing new algorithms and code structure. So, while the code is roughly hewn from my keyboard, I like to believe the results are appealing.
Another oddity is that I run the code through node-webkit on a regular basis. It's nice to pop open a window that's solely for the task at hand. There are some other niceties with node-webkit, I'll have to take advantage of them in the future. I also appreciate node.js. It is very convenient to test out a new algorithm with test cases. It's handy for me to recover from C by not always being chained to the browser. I find I write code quicker without a UI holding me back.
That is about it for now. I find the new tools to be a breeze to work with. While Chrome Inspector is particularly invaluable, the rest of the eco-system is just as important to me.