- Applying the lessons of the Golang scheduler to the Tokio scheduler in Rust
- Speeding up Nixpkgs by avoiding subshells
- Pessimism about engineering software
- The Racket programming language is heading in a new direction
- Ben Lynn’s “most functional compiler”
- Someone tries TLA+ and comes away impressed
- Something recommended by a co-worker: CMU 15-721, a course on Advanced Database Systems
- Matt Godbolt (of Compiler Explorer) on “why C++ isn’t dead”)
- Urbit is here
- Comparing APL and C (!)
- Remembering the era of Flash
- Clojure at “the immutable bank”
- Zen and the art of software maintenance
- Shareware and floppy disks …
- Reminiscing about different versions of Microsoft
- I recently discovered all the different “server-less options in GCP”
- Looking back at the first version of Redis, written in … wait for it … in Tcl !!
- A periodic reminder about microkernels
- Why text editing is so hard to implement
- (Re-)Assembling the Apollo Guidance Computer (!)
(or, “Dispatches from ebbs and flows in a mind-web”)
I’ve been toying with the idea of an email subscription option, with no success:
- I considered TinyLetter earlier on but never got round to setting it up.
- I considered Medium once, but the aesthetic constraints never appealed to me.
- WordPress has subscriptions too, but I do NOT want every single post to be an email update, I “mix in” a microblog within my blog, and don’t want to have the overhead of keeping that separate.
But it does make sense to have my monthly curations (the programming-specific one and the general one) be email-subscription-friendly …
… and then I discovered Substack, which seems to be a soft spot here — easy to use, easy to set up, hopefully not a hassle for you to consume from either — which inspired me to start a pilot project of sorts to use Substack to optionally serve these out.
For now, then, these posts will be duplicated there, available both on WordPress and as emails from Substack, so … pick whatever works. I myself have found it easier to subscribe to a small list of people that way, and once I saw folks like Matt Taibbi using it, it seemed “a credible enough platform” to use.
So, if you want to receive just the curation posts, by email, [Here’s the link] to sign up for updates on Substack.
(and here’s the link to (what will be) my Substack Archive)