– https://xeiaso.net/blog/anything-message-queue – Anything can be a message queue if you use it wrongly enough
– https://xeiaso.net/blog/a-weapon-to-surpass-metal-gear – A weapon to surpass Metal Gear
– https://xeiaso.net/blog/%F0%9F%A5%BA – : the best sudo replacement
– https://xeiaso.net/blog/sleeping-the-technical-interview – Sleeping Through the Technical Interview
– https://xeiaso.net/blog/experimental-rilkef-2018-11-30 – I Put Words on this Webpage so You Have to Listen to Me Now
https://xeiaso.net/feeds to subscribe. Been considering an email list.
ICMP in Making our own ping: https://fasterthanli.me/series/making-our-own-ping
ELF in Making our own executable packer: https://fasterthanli.me/series/making-our-own-executable-pac…
HTTP 1&2: https://fasterthanli.me/articles/the-http-crash-course-nobod…
Anyway yeah! Some folks hate it some folks love it, we need stuff for everyone.
Last post is a mini review on a travel router, and if you need one – https://david.coffee/the-case-for-a-travel-router/
Or going through the process of getting custom molded earplugs done – https://david.coffee/my-custom-molded-attenuating-earplugs/
Or using Elixir to build a distributed ChatGPT CLI – https://david.coffee/mini-chatgpt-in-elixir-and-genserver/
Not as active as I wished
– Tool: Indexed Book Note Taking https://blog.robertsimoes.org/posts/tool-indexed-book-note-t…
– Notes: How Dropbox scaled 2007 to 2023 https://blog.robertsimoes.org/posts/notes-how-dropbox-scaled…
– Social Network Behaviour and Taxation Strategies https://blog.robertsimoes.org/posts/social-network-behaviour…
– Four wings of a Software engineer: https://blog.robertsimoes.org/posts/four-wings-of-software-e…
– Return on Intelligence: Transhumanism, Stagnation or Bureaucracy? https://blog.robertsimoes.org/perspectives/on-return-on-inte…
and this one is my fav piece: https://onatm.dev/2020/08/10/let-s-implement-a-bloom-filter/
Of most interest to HN readers is probably this piece of flash fiction, Prompt Engineering for pre-Singularity Service Workers , inspired by the idea that LLMs like ChatGPT are likely to change the way people communicate with each other. But there’s also this ten-part series on how to write a fight scene . https://lovebloodrhetoric.com/2023/06/20/prompt-engineering-…
Many of the posts have rich discussions on HN. You can see the top ones here: https://hn.algolia.com/?dateRange=all&page=0&prefix=true&que…
* Reflections on 10k Hours of Programming (421 points) – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28086836
* Don’t Use Kubernetes Yet (306 points) – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31795160
* Google search’s death by a thousand cuts (292 points) – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36564042
* The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Makefiles (256 points) – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32438616
* I Miss the Programmable Web (248 points) – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32284375
* What Comes After Git? (227 points) – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31984450
RSS Feed: https://matt-rickard.com/rss
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A Timelapse of a monstera deliciosia taken from frames of a Wyze cam:
My first experience with the 3D holographic laser disc game, Time Traveler and Dragon’s Lair in an arcade:
Early notes on Spatial Audio:
A highlight of a Devendra Banhart song:
I started this blog during exams session back in university and I’ll reach the 20-year mark next year. Wow. I write about my own projects, but also tech in general based on my current interests, which at the moment are around Rust, Bazel (again), and Unix systems in general.
It’s interesting how the blog has changed: I used to write short posts almost daily describing whatever I had been tinkering with in open source projects (back when I contributed to NetBSD and Gnome regularly)… or whatever crossed my mind really. These days, most of those misc posts go into social media, and the blog is reserved for purposeful articles, which end up being much longer (and thus infrequent).
Commenting on the blog used to be much more common years ago, but these days discussion happen off-site in either social media or here. Similarly, people used to visit the blog periodically, but these days nobody does: traffic to the blog is either from organic searches or from spikes due to referrals from sites like HN.
As for how I build it: the posts are written in Markdown; I use Hugo to generate the site; Bootstrap for styling; and my custom web service (EndTRACKER) to offer email subscriptions, post voting and commenting, as well as privacy-respecting analytics.
– https://groverlab.org/hnbfpr/2017-12-10-csu.html – My investigation into a fictitious California university and its link to predatory academic journals.
– https://groverlab.org/hnbfpr/2019-08-19-gene-roddenberry-ucr… – Looking into filming locations for Gene Roddenberry’s TV show pilot “Genesis II” that was filmed at UC Riverside in 1972.
– https://groverlab.org/hnbfpr/2019-08-06-stereo-records.html – How stereo phonograph records work.
Some recent posts:
– https://paulstamatiou.com/stuff-i-use/ (a set of “gear” pages i’ve been trying to keep up to date)
– https://paulstamatiou.com/digital-clutter/ (Digital clutter: Learning to let go and stop hoarding terabytes)
– https://paulstamatiou.com/revisiting-the-apple-ipod/ (Revisiting the iPod: Buying and using a 20 year old iPod)
– https://paulstamatiou.com/craft/ (Craft: Thoughts on elevating product quality)
– https://paulstamatiou.com/building-a-windows-10-lightroom-ph… (Building a Lightroom PC: Why I switched to Windows and built a water-cooled 5.2GHz editing machine)
The blog and the website is statically generated using a Common Lisp program. Only the comment form is dynamic and served using a tiny web application, also written in Common Lisp. See https://github.com/susam/susam.net for the source code.
My most popular post that was on the first page of HN earlier this year:
I’m pretty proud of my generative, pen plotted drawings:
And one of my favorites:
One of my favourite posts is
“This is not the Web I’ve Known”, which is about personal websites and the Small Web.
* https://connortumbleson.com/2018/02/11/stumbling-into-a-mlm-… – wandering into an MLM and researching it
* https://connortumbleson.com/2019/06/02/apktool-in-the-wild/ – finding apktool unintentional markings in a released application
I think my most well-known post is a how-to for encrypted dual-boot in Ubuntu: https://www.mikekasberg.com/blog/2020/04/08/dual-boot-ubuntu…
More recently, I’ve gotten into some programmatic 3D printing stuff like this: https://www.mikekasberg.com/blog/2023/04/27/3d-printing-the-…
These replaced the roughly 20 year old, but now Russian-owned…
… due to the Ukrainian invasion. I cannot abide by the LJ AUP that requires me not to criticize the Russian government. Слава Україні!
These days, the vast majority of my writing is on https://www.theregister.com/ though.
There is a more personal section that will contain random ideas and observations.
– https://notes.eatonphil.com/zigrocks-sql.html: Writing a SQL database, take two: Zig and RocksDB
– https://notes.eatonphil.com/documentdb.html: Writing a document database from scratch in Go: Lucene-like filters and indexes
– https://notes.eatonphil.com/2023-05-25-raft.html: Implementing a distributed key-value store on top of implementing Raft in Go
– https://notes.eatonphil.com/lua-in-rust.html: Writing a minimal Lua implementation with a virtual machine from scratch in Rust
– https://notes.eatonphil.com/parser-generators-vs-handwritten…: Parser generators vs. handwritten parsers: surveying major language implementations in 2021
– https://notes.eatonphil.com/emulating-amd64-starting-with-el…: Emulating linux/AMD64 userland: interpreting an ELF binary
– https://vonguard.net/2022/04/27/why-david-and-peter-paul-are… David and Peter Paul made some good movies.
– https://vonguard.net/2021/09/03/5g-enables-the-real-peer-to-… 5G is the final key to the peer-to-peer revolution.
– Podcasts reviews (each review is 25 words or fewer);
– Nerdy Software (25 words or fewer on a piece of software I like);
– Bougie Products (25 words or fewer on a product I like);
– Personal Finance and Investing (advice in 25 words or fewer);
– Reading (each review is 25 words or fewer);
– A List.
The name of my blog comes from a quote that inspires me: “In music, as in everything, the disappearing moment of experience is the firmest reality.” (Benjamin Boretz)
It’s hosted on Buttondown: https://newsletter.disappearingmoment.com/archive
Posts that don’t fit my monthly format are hosted on Sourcehut (via Hugo):
My favorite post is about getting to know a song that a friend recommended:
Personal software projects (Nim, Rust, Lua), audio engineering, design, rare notes on technology.
It’s for expressing general thoughts really, and it serves as a fun trial by fire as every little change inevitably runs into problems, but it’s a nice learning experience. Hopefully my writing isn’t terrible!
https://www.rockoder.com/2020/04/26/passformula/ (Passformula: Create Complex, Unique Passwords and Remember Them All)
Blogs are a deep dive sometimes and light fare other times.
– https://imrannazar.com/Let’s-Build-a-JPEG-Decoder – A four-part series (intended to be longer) about the concepts behind JPEG and building a decoder;
– http://imrannazar.com/Extended-Text-Mode-on-the-C64 – Going back fifteen years, an exploration of how to build an 80×25 text mode on the Commodore 64.
This blog has changed my life. It landed me jobs, it made me become a writer without having to ask (all the book I’ve published so fare were on request of publishers because of my blog). I’m really happy to have all this history and I hope to keep it until my very last post. It is now part of my identity.
I am happy to be part of the 512kb club.
Here are a few posts that were somehow popular:
– https://her.esy.fun/Scratch/en/blog/Haskell-the-Hard-Way/ (updated by https://her.esy.fun/posts/0010-Haskell-Now/index.html )
It also exists in Spanish and Czech (I have international friends as a result of living in multiple countries):
No ads or pop-ups or anything, very simple design, powered by Hugo.
Still not sure what I’ll do with the blog going forward, my current life being significantly less novel.
Lots of posts on architecture, AWS, and performance with a little bit of engineering leadership mixed in.
Some recent posts:
* https://sophiabits.com/blog/understanding-secrets-manager (did you know Secrets Manager “staging labels” can be used to colocate related secrets?)
* https://sophiabits.com/blog/using-terraform-plan-to-write-ia… (write Terraform for your infra without learning Terraform)
* https://sophiabits.com/blog/object-ids-for-humans (ID formats have surprising performance and DX impacts!)
* https://sophiabits.com/blog/evaluating-a-new-technology (my checklist for when a team member proposes adding something new to our tech stack)
I mostly talk about stuff I’ve been learning about. For instance:
1. Lagrangian mechanics I [https://oktagonia.github.io/blog/lanlifshitz_1/notes.html] and II [https://oktagonia.github.io/blog/lanlifshitz_2/notes.html]
2. Group theory (solubility and symmetric groups in particular) [https://oktagonia.github.io/blog/insolubility/p.html]
Besides this, I occasionally write about some of my own explorations as well; stuff that doesn’t fit as neatly into a university course format:
1. Going over a random lemma from Newton’s Principia [https://oktagonia.github.io/blog/lemma14/lemma14.html]
2. Encoding ternary logic into the lambda calculus (I previously posted on HN) [https://oktagonia.github.io/blog/ternary/ternary.html]
3. Some epistemological ideas (tbh this is not very good and I intend to write a better post about this stuff soon) [https://oktagonia.github.io/blog/pragsol/p.html]
I hope you guys enjoy and give me some feedback if you got some.
Here’s a smattering of posts about:
– climbing: https://josh.works/climbing/2016/05/29/on-boldness-in-climbi…
– went to the top of HN, changing your mac address: https://josh.works/shell-script-basics-change-mac-address
– how to write a letter of recommendation for yourself: https://josh.works/how-to-write-a-letter-of-recommendation-f…
i’ve found SO MANY wonderful personal blogs here on HN. I even built a little web scraping thing a long time ago to scrape these links from the top-level comments: https://random-hn-blog.herokuapp.com/
Heroku shut it down, but I’m gonna see if i can bring it back online in like 30 seconds…
Some of the popular posts are:
– https://vadimkravcenko.com/shorts/things-they-didnt-teach-yo… – Things they didn’t teach you at the university
– https://vadimkravcenko.com/shorts/project-estimates/ – Rules of thumb for Project Estimations
– https://vadimkravcenko.com/shorts/contracts-you-should-never… – Contracts you should never sign.
Most of the blog posts have ended up on the Frontpage here, here’s the list: https://hn.algolia.com/?dateRange=all&page=0&prefix=true&que…
1. Summary of No by Jim Camp – https://www.chestergrant.com/summary-no-the-only-negotiating…
2. Summary of Never eat alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz – https://www.chestergrant.com/never-eat-alone-by-keith-ferraz…
3. Summary of Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande – https://www.chestergrant.com/highlights-from-the-checklist-m…
4. Summary of Fate of Empires by Sir John Glubb – https://www.chestergrant.com/summary-fate-of-empires-by-sir-…
5. Summary of Don’t make me think by Steve Krug – https://www.chestergrant.com/summary-dont-make-me-think-revi…
* A Game of Stones – https://manypossibilities.net/2023/01/a-game-of-stones/ – rethinking telecom regulation
* A Penny Black Broadband Strategy – https://manypossibilities.net/2021/03/a-penny-black-broadban… – democratising access to backhaul
* The 5G Fugazi – https://manypossibilities.net/2020/05/the-5g-fugazi/ – dismantling 5G hype
* Annual review of African telecom infrastructure development – https://manypossibilities.net/series/africa-telecom-infrastr…
https://ankitag9.substack.com/p/startup-prerequisites-part-1 – About my learning from running my startup for 5 years.
https://ankitag9.substack.com/p/perspective-newsletter-3 – The latest one I wrote on LLMs
https://ankitag9.substack.com/p/what-is-in-the-box-ask-airpo… – About the breakthrough brought in by Airpods.
https://ankitag9.substack.com/p/our-shopping-problem – Thinking about TAM
https://ilearnt.com/posts/serviceandhospitality/ – service v hospitality
https://ilearnt.com/posts/bewareofthenormal/ – beware of the normal
I am not a medical doctor, just a retired engineer with a strong interest in my domain.
Everyday I look at published scientific articles in those areas and I select a few ones that I summarize.
It’s also a platform for me to experiment about Web technologies.
Covers a pretty wide array of technologies (software architecture, messaging systems, DBMSs, etc).
I generally try to target the intermediate level that often gets lost in the spectrum between surface-level intros or expert level deep dives. My hope is that someone gains an better understanding or discovers a new practical tool or approach that they can then use to better their life and career.
– A poor man’s data lake in the cloud https://tobilg.com/casual-data-engineering-or-a-poor-mans-da…
– Gathering and analyzing public ip address data from cloud providers https://tobilg.com/gathering-and-analyzing-public-cloud-prov…
Hence I started a more simple static site generated from Github to handle the more tech-oriented topics. But as fate would have it, I have worked very little with any even mildly interesting tech-related subjects since then so the blog is a bit stale, even though I really like the design.
– eg management advice: https://klinger.io/posts/managing-people-%F0%9F%A4%AF
– eg my angel-investment decision making process: https://klinger.io/posts/how-i-make-investment-decisions
– eg simple productivity-hack: https://klinger.io/posts/q-codes
I rarely get a lot of traction, but that’s to be expected given the topics.
I do get a bit of a kick out of the fact that many of my blog posts will end up in the top 5 Google results when you search for one or two words of the subject. There’s just not a lot of people who write about the HP 11720A pulse generator…
In the future i’d like to go more in-depth in the posts
I don’t read the comments on discussion forums usually, but emails I will always read and respond to emails and I’m always grateful for the feedback.
I plan to add some write ups for my woodworking projects as well when I get around to it. It exists for me to share things with friends/family and any others that are interested, and I don’t intend to force myself to write on any particular cadence.
– https://www.swyx.io/learn-in-public/ My most impactful essay, read by millions.
– https://www.swyx.io/create-luck/ Luck Surface Area, The 4 Kinds of Luck & beyond
– https://www.swyx.io/measuring-devrel Split it into Community, Content & Product
– https://www.swyx.io/js-third-age/ The future of JS tools & infra from 2020-2030
– https://www.swyx.io/api-economy/ The API Economy: Why it’s good, but also has a dark side
– https://www.swyx.io/cloudflare-go/ On AWS vs Cloudflare
– https://www.swyx.io/self-provisioning-runtime The final frontier of language and infra
– https://www.swyx.io/why-temporal/ The iPhone of System Design
– https://www.swyx.io/part-time-creator-manifesto Have a job, but don’t BE your job
– https://www.swyx.io/meta-creator-ceiling Don’t play games you don’t want to win
Python, Django, C, CMake, SDL2.
These days I generally use it as a place to write up notes on whatever I happened to be working on recently. This is sometimes useful for me to refer back to, and hopefully useful for others too.
On one occasion I searched on Google to try and help solve a programming problem, only to find a post from myself published 8 months earlier, in which I had solved that exact same problem:
Before becoming a full time software engineer I used to develop video games for fun, initially in Game Maker but then later in Unity and other languages. Over time I’m aiming to (re)publish them on my website, rather than just leaving them to rot on my hard drive. None were particularly big hits back in the day, though the most successful was probably Dominos 2: Winter Edition, a physics based platformer with level editor. You can play it here:
– Rethinking Visual Programming with Go – https://divan.dev/posts/visual_programming_go
– Visualizing Concurrency in Go – https://divan.dev/posts/go_concurrency_visualize/
– TXQR – Animated QR data transfer https://divan.dev/posts/animatedqr/
– Fountain codes and animated QR – https://divan.dev/posts/fountaincodes/
– Thought Experiment: Flutter in Go – https://divan.dev/posts/flutter_go/
Haven’t been posting lately – COVID+War, plus my main focus now on radical reforming sports system in Ukraine and building a new figure skating federation (a lot of cool coding stuff there too, but also a lot of research on sports governance/science).
Tend to write about lessons I’ve learned that others find useful, or stories I think will be enjoyable. Helps me collect my thoughts and practice my writing!
Examples would be;
– Want to found a start-up? Work at one first (https://blog.lawrencejones.dev/learn-at-scale-up/)
– Adding latency: one step, two step, oops (https://blog.lawrencejones.dev/latency/)
– My most impactful code (https://blog.lawrencejones.dev/most-impactful/)
– On working too hard: finding balance, and lessons learned from others (https://blog.lawrencejones.dev/working-too-hard/)
Occasionally get a popular share on HN or people mentioning they read my blog in real life, which makes it feel worth it.
But I like my real adventure where I got trapped in my car next to a leapoard, maybe everyone will find it boring but there is a terrible video I took with proof.
* https://alexwlchan.net/2022/screenshots/ – You should take more screenshots, a perennial darling of HN
* https://alexwlchan.net/2022/marquee-rocket/ – Launching a rocket in the worst possible way, aka abusing the
It’s a new site. Some of my favorites so far:
– https://daveon.design/what-are-you-optimising-for.html – How managers ask for something and get something else, but think they’re doing a good job
– https://daveon.design/creating-joy-in-the-user-experience.ht… – UX design often looks lovely, but what is it missing? Joy.
– https://daveon.design/metrics-and-mistakes.html – on measuring things… and poetry.
I’m particularly happy with the design of the site: I’d love to hear what readers think of the layout and typography. My CSS style is called ‘manuscript’ and it’s very inspired by older book and manuscript look and feel.
RSS and Atom: https://daveon.design/rss.xml and https://daveon.design/atom.xml
Long story short, I’ve wanted to write about this esoteric but powerful technique and it snowballed into starting my own blog with a series of articles about reverse-engineering. It’s still a WIP draft, quite rough around the edges and not ready for prime-time, but you only have that kind of Ask HN thread once (every couple of years I assume).
Side-note: the Google and Bing webcrawlers managed to find and index that domain name despite having no public links to it whatsoever (to my knowledge) until now, my only logical explanation is that they’ve found it by scrapping the WHOIS database. It’s also hosted inside my home on my personal Synology DS218 NAS with a rather dodgy setup, which will probably crash and burn under any level of load by the time you’ve read this comment.
Most popular posts:
* Introducing Jevko: a minimal general-purpose syntax / https://djedr.github.io/posts/jevko-2022-02-22.html / hit on the front page of HN / about a little project I’ve been working on for years
And for looser writing/drafts: https://github.com/jevko/writing
I always liked to do it and had a old WordPress website, but now I decided to code it from scratch to make the blogging experience simpler. Allowing me to drag and drop Word files over the page to create articles. I also blogged about that!
Some of my favorite articles:
David and Goliath (big company v. startup) – https://spaccapeli.com/david-and-goliath
Finding the One (how to hire) – https://spaccapeli.com/finding-the-one
I remastered Facebook Little Red Book (project about remaking in high-quality the best culture startup book out there) – https://spaccapeli.com/i-remastered-facebooks-little-red-boo…
Fixing ink blobs on Epson prints – https://www.hotelexistence.ca/me/?p=408
Building a ‘smart’ bicycle dashcam – https://www.hotelexistence.ca/me/?p=618
Also, kind of a personal blog – I scripted a blogging bot that writes a post daily, using the comments from the most commented article on HN, which today is this one:
– How not to learn Rust: https://dystroy.org/blog/how-not-to-learn-rust/
– my plea for Hjson: https://dystroy.org/blog/hjson-in-broot/
– How to store secrets: https://dystroy.org/blog/secret-storage/
– Use broot and meld to diff before commit : https://dystroy.org/blog/gg/
– https://beuke.org/programming-language-popularity/ – GitHub Programming Language Popularity based on BigQuery
– https://beuke.org/arch-linux-archive/ – Arch Linux Date-Based Versioned Upgrades
– https://beuke.org/boltzmann-brains/ – The Ultimate Fate of the Universe
HN community particularly liked:
Lately I’ve been blogging about my GSoC journey developing a new web protocol for the Tor organisation using actix and Rust.
It’s always fun to read emails and feedbacks from visitors so hit me up if you have the chance 😉
– Effective Spaced Repetition: https://borretti.me/article/effective-spaced-repetition
– Unbundling Tools for Thought: https://borretti.me/article/unbundling-tools-for-thought
– Introducing Austral: https://borretti.me/article/introducing-austral
– Language Pragmatics Engineering: https://borretti.me/article/language-pragmatics
– Lessons from Writing a Compiler: https://borretti.me/article/lessons-writing-compiler
I started this site during the pandemic, mainly to improve my written English. It’s mainly around data science (mostly NLP) / analytics.
I’m trying to publish an article every 3 weeks.
Feedback is appreciated!
* Exploring POS Tags Co-Occurrence With WinkNLP and Highcharts.js: https://blanchardjulien.com/posts/arcdiagram/
* Create a Simple In-Browser SQL Playground With Pyscript: https://blanchardjulien.com/posts/sql_pyscript/
* Time Series Forecasting With Meta’s Prophet: https://blanchardjulien.com/posts/prophet/
for other stuff
* hundreds of software products for any need (mostly check)
* that can all be easily modified by hundreds of thousands of people,
* creating tens of thousands of forks,
* publishing thousands of forks
* used by millions of people.
Wake up sheeple! Add more resilience to your software tools! I joined Mastodon in 2018, the Tildeverse in 2020, Lemmy in 2022, Calckey in 2023. Monopolies won’t break themselves, each of us has to be willing to think different, try out new things.
I test compatibility with a lot more than just mainstream browsers: the Tor Browser’s safest mode, various article extractors, NetSurf, Ladybird, w3m, and a dozen other user-agents work well. Accessibility-wise, I’m close to WCAG 2.2 AAA compliance, and have already passed AA; I consider WCAG a starting rather than a stopping point. More on its design is in the “Meta” section.
It has long-form blog articles and short-form notes (microblogs).
My best posts are on the homepage, followed by a bunch of webrings.
For the HN crowd, I’d highlight my piece on evaluating startup offers: https://faingezicht.com/articles/2021/09/20/evaluating-start…
There have been a few posts that have sparked discussions on HN, and quite a few of them relate to the ThinkPad T430. I often jokingly say that this laptop has been a good investment in more ways than one.
Top 3 as judged by HN:
– Why I went back to using a ThinkPad from 2012: https://ounapuu.ee/posts/2022/01/09/why-i-went-back-to-using…
– Shrinkflation, SanDisk Style: https://ounapuu.ee/posts/2023/02/15/shrinkflation/
– Surviving the front page of Hacker News on a 50 Mbps uplink: https://ounapuu.ee/posts/2022/02/09/hn-stats-analytics/
It’s powered by https://mataroa.blog/, which is very minimal and a joy to use.
Some recent favorites:
I’ve also been publishing my Year in Review for almost a decade: https://solomon.io/tag/year-in-review/
I spent several years interviewing designers, writers and people in the tech space. You can see those interviews here: https://solomon.io/interviews/
Sean Aston uses BASIC to Hack
How free will is constrained from a physiological standpoint
– https://gilmi.me/blog/post/2022/04/24/learn-twain-bulletin-a… – Build a bulletin board using Twain, Haskell, and friends
– https://gilmi.me/blog/post/2021/04/06/giml-type-inference – Giml’s type inference engine
– https://gilmi.me/blog/post/2022/12/13/learned-from-haskell – 7 things I learned from Haskell
– https://gilmi.me/blog/post/2023/07/01/why-i-use-twain – Why I use the Twain web framework
https://taoofmac.com/static/graph (warning: Chromium/Webkit/GPU recommended)
AS for other links regarding blogging, I highly recommend checking out the IndieWeb resources.
There’s still two things I want to write from Wavetale (rendering and optimisation of the water), but those are more ambitious and technical, so I haven’t gotten around to it, yet.
– https://codeconfessions.substack.com/p/creating-chatgpt-plug… : It takes you through a tutorial showing how to use the function call feature to build your own ChatGPT with plugins
– https://codeconfessions.substack.com/p/exploring-deepminds-a… – This explains the results of the AlphaDev paper from DeepMind
– https://codeconfessions.substack.com/p/mojo-the-future-of-ai… – This gives an introduction to the Mojo programming language
– https://codeconfessions.substack.com/p/will-ai-replace-progr… – This one is my personal take on whether programming jobs are in danger becaue of AI or not.
The domain is through Google, so I need to figure out what I’m going to do with that soon.
– https://xoranth.net/memcmp-avx2/ A walkthrough of an highly optimized implementation of string comparisons.
– https://xoranth.net/verb-parse/ Micro-optimizing a perfect hash function and memory comparisons.
RSS feed: https://xoranth.net/atom.xml
(edit: add feed)
– Finnish: https://miikavonbell.com/fi/
Sometimes I get excited about different topics and niches which I unload by writing in my blog so it’s a collection of whatever I find interesting. Here are some categories and tags to try to keep everything organized:
– Categories (English): https://miikavonbell.com/categories/
– Tags (English): https://miikavonbell.com/tags/
– Categories (Finnish): https://miikavonbell.com/fi/categories/
– Tags (Finnish): https://miikavonbell.com/fi/tags/
I’m known for my Minecraft Circle Generator
but I’ve got other projects and spiels. Couple of them have been on HN before. Go, PHP, CSVs, and complaining about tech.
CSV: An Encoding Nightmare
Falsehoods Programmers Believe About CSVs
GitHub Shouldn’t Allow Username Reuse (This problem just had a light shine down on it again recently)
Go Modules have a v2+ Problem
I do a monthly post with very short reviews of books I’ve read. Occassional other posts about tech, transport and random stuff. Trying to get out some more shorter tech posts.
https://blog.darkmere.gen.nz/2020/08/sidewalk-delivery-robot… – Sidewalk Delivery Robots: An Introduction to Technology and Vendors
https://blog.darkmere.gen.nz/2022/07/a-minimal-viable-light-… – A minimal viable Light Rail for Auckland
https://blog.darkmere.gen.nz/2023/06/prometheus-node_exporte… – Prometheus node_exporter crashed my server
– https://www.hallada.net/2022/10/05/modmapper-putting-every-s…: Modmapper: Putting every Skyrim mod on a map with Rust
-https://www.hallada.net/2020/02/01/generating-icosahedrons-a…: Generating icosahedrons and hexspheres in Rust
– https://www.hallada.net/2017/08/07/proximity-structures.html: Proximity Structures: Playing around with PixiJS
I’m trying to get into the habit of posting more so hopefully updates will be more frequent in the future.
– https://nikhilsoni.me/2023/02/25/getting-started-with-music-… – Intro to music theory
– https://nikhilsoni.me/2019/04/05/confusing-terms-in-containe… – Confusing terms while trying to understand container
– https://nikhilsoni.me/2023/06/06/providing-aws-msk-kafka-acc… – Problems faced while setting up public MSK
One of the posts from last year https://gaseri.org/en/blog/2022-02-24-dont-use-rar/ got a fairly nice traction on HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=30465933
My personal favorite overall is the post from 2015 https://gaseri.org/en/blog/2015-09-14-what-is-the-price-of-o… where I wrote about proprietary and open-source software in computational chemistry by debunking an article from American Chemical Society’s Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
– Learn Stimulus — https://railsnotes.xyz/blog/your-first-stimulus-controller-l…
– Learn Hotwire — https://railsnotes.xyz/blog/the-simplest-ruby-on-rails-and-h…
– About bin/dev and Procfile.dev — https://railsnotes.xyz/blog/procfile-bin-dev-rails7
About my hardware (a lot of Arduino) projects and a UX Blog
Most recently I have tried to make a case against the dangers of intelligence explosions (I am unsure I succeeded): https://www.awanderingmind.blog/posts/2023-05-31-the-case-ag…
I have an RSS feed you can subscribe to. I welcome constructive feedback, regarding both my writing or the site itself.
It’s a personal blog, anything goes.My most popular article, featured on HN (and even got into a Spanish textbook) is “Why do so many brands change their logos and look like everyone else?”
– How RocksDB works https://artem.krylysov.com/blog/2023/04/19/how-rocksdb-works…
– Let’s build a Full-Text Search engine https://artem.krylysov.com/blog/2020/07/28/lets-build-a-full…
I irregularly write about my experiences, planning to post regularly.
Some of my favorite/recent posts.
Below two has been most popular posts.
https://www.mooreds.com/wordpress/ – tech/business/books, coming up on 20 years!
Whatever I encounter goes on the YouTube channel and some that need extended details reach the website.
I am testing out Memos (https://github.com/usememos/memos) for short-form notes and microblog-style posts, but very much a side project next to NLJ. Neat little tool.
Just a static site built with Jekyll, along with some custom Jekyll plugins.
– A tour to my Zettelkasten note clusters
– 7 tools for visualizing a codebase
My recent favorite:
– How to get Notion-AI-like Autocomplete with LLMs in Obsidian, offline
Astro on GH pages.
Best recent blog post is about my re-discovery of hobbies during sabbatical: https://jamie.ideasasylum.com/2023/07/02/hobbies
– https://www.omecha.info/blog/when-good-code-goes-nan-how-mis… – When Good Code Goes NaN: How mismanaging Java’s Unorderable NaN Value led to a bug
– https://www.omecha.info/blog/ssh-fingerprint-howto.html How to check ssh public key fingerprints?
Powered by org-mode.
A few that turned out well:
Apple Vision Pro is an iOpener https://wittweekly.substack.com/p/apple-vision-pro-is-an-iop…
Irish Spring stumbles into artificial intelligence https://wittweekly.substack.com/p/irish-spring-stumbles-into…
Steamboat Ronnie https://wittweekly.substack.com/p/steamboat-ronnie
Trader Joe’s upgrades Joes O’s https://wittweekly.substack.com/p/trader-joes-upgrades-joes-…
English-only list of posts: https://peterhung.org/tag/english-articles/My favorite is a post written more than 10 years ago on Buddhism: https://peterhung.org/lessons/you-and-i-the-3-levels-of-conn…
Netflix on Asahi: https://www.da.vidbuchanan.co.uk/blog/netflix-on-asahi.html
Hello, PNG!: https://www.da.vidbuchanan.co.uk/blog/hello-png.html
Only 3 articles so far this year, but there’s an RSS feed, and I plan to write more soon.
My latest article: https://www.jimwestergren.com/my-recommendations-for-a-happy…
35 Million Hot Dogs: Benchmarking Caddy vs. Nginx (https://blog.tjll.net/reverse-proxy-hot-dog-eating-contest-c…)
SSH Kung Fu (https://blog.tjll.net/ssh-kung-fu/)
Building My Ideal Router for $50 (https://blog.tjll.net/building-my-perfect-router/)
I’ve been using nix/nixos a lot lately and will probably end up publishing more in that general area of interest. That and my excessively-overengineered homelab.
Anyway, I’ll leave mine as well (mostly reverse engineering macOS related):
…and I’ll probably use the quality data on this thread to build that service I feel should already exist.
Consistently popular niche technical posts:
– a creative use of Rust’s type system (https://ktkaufman03.github.io/blog/2023/04/20/rust-compile-t…)
– taking a deep dive into some obscure, closed-source scanner drivers, and ultimately creating new ones (https://ktkaufman03.github.io/blog/2022/09/04/pakon-reverse-…)
I do have some more posts planned for the not-so-distant future, which I think will be interesting!
If for some reason you want to subscribe, I have an RSS feed set up: https://ktkaufman03.github.io/feed.xml
– https://www.timveletta.com/blog/next-js-13-layouts-by-exampl… – Next.js 13 layouts by example
– https://www.timveletta.com/blog/accessing-react-state-in-you… – Accessing React state in your component cleanup
– https://www.timveletta.com/blog/saas-products-not-cloud-prov… – Why I used SaaS products instead of cloud providers
I try to write at least one post a month but im usually pretty busy with work.
My top 3 favorite posts are:
linux guide for powerusers https://xnacly.me/posts/2022/linux-for-powerusers/
Rsa and python
Lexical analysis of Markdown in Go
https://ageofai.substack.com/* Overview of ML: https://ageofai.substack.com/p/how-does-machine-learning-wor…
* On AI & writing – https://ageofai.substack.com/p/writing-originality-and-ai
* Today’s post on chess: https://ageofai.substack.com/p/playing-chess-llms-and-actual…
https://juliette.page/b/scratch – My attempt at writing an interpreted language in Scratch
https://juliette.page/b/fediverse – My take on how to explain the Fediverse
– Give me back my monolith – https://www.craigkerstiens.com/2019/03/13/give-me-back-my-mo…
– Why Postgres – https://www.craigkerstiens.com/2012/04/30/why-postgres/
– Unfinished business with Postgres – https://www.craigkerstiens.com/2022/05/18/unfinished-busines…
– A guide to PR for startups – https://www.craigkerstiens.com/2015/07/21/a-guide-to-pr-for-…
I used to have a large blog ten years ago, with at least one post per day, because every blog guru on the internet said you needed to post every day to grow an audience. But I’m not smart enough to have something interesting to say every day, so it was rather poor quality. So I started this new iteration from scratch and post once or twice a year, mostly about software design.
Actually hit the front page of HN once with a post about how Ubuntu Snap update spoiled my world cup final (that ddosed my site with HN visitors, site was down for 2 days)
In recent years, it’s tended towards an eclectic mix of low-level programming, graphics research, and electrical engineering.
Many posts have substantial HN discussions, e.g.
– Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Branch Predictor (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34520498)
– From Oscilloscope to Wireshark: A UDP Story (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32428032)
– XModem in 2022 (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31570953)
– It Can Happen To You (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26337046)
Have just been starting this really. Any feedback much appreciated.
hn thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32628196
hn thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32124964
hn thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31941472
hn thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31914395
hn thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34857488
– https://blog.erethon.com/blog/2023/06/21/what-happens-when-a… I recently had my Matrix server die on me and this documents my journey on bringing it back from the dead.
– https://blog.erethon.com/blog/2022/07/13/what-a-malicious-ma… An exploration on the powers of a malicious admin in Matrix
– https://blog.erethon.com/blog/2019/11/06/infrastructure-as-c… Old blog post that needs updating on how I manage my physical servers and spawn VMs using Terraform and Ansible to have an IaC setup without the “cloud”.
( The engine has tons of cool things but not very documented )
One topic for instance is Component Visualizers, super helpful to work in the editor:
I plan to share more on the Gameplay Ability System and other topics as well.
Finally, lately I have started a weekly newsletter to help Solo Game developers:
Hope someone finds this helpful!
Writing is enjoyable, with the added anticipation that my children will read it someday (with mild embarrassment).
– https://www.devever.net/~hl/ruthlessness – Computers are an inherently oppressive technology
– https://www.devever.net/~hl/mildlydynamic – The Demise of the Mildly Dynamic Website
– https://www.devever.net/~hl/ortega – Adventures in reverse engineering Broadcom NIC firmware
– https://www.devever.net/~hl/sip-victory – Netheads vs. bellheads redux: the strange victory of SIP over the telephone network
– https://www.devever.net/~hl/power9tags – The Talos II, Blackbird POWER9 systems support tagged memory
– https://www.devever.net/~hl/backstage-cast – Modern CPUs have a backstage cast
One of my posts about the google bug bounty for the Waze navigation bug went viral and was shared by Schneier, Threat Post and others
More interesting than my blog is the discussions that happen because of them: https://hn.algolia.com/?dateRange=all&page=0&prefix=false&qu…
Interesting ones include:
* Cloudflare is turning off the internet for me: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22109969
* My Manager spent $1M on a backup server I never used: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=35001272
* I don’t trust Signal: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36386884
* How to survive an open office: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20469470
(the final one seeming much less relevant these days, thankfully).
One of my first posts was about how Chinese anime migh die off due to the heavy handed censorship of stories over there. The same 10 acceptable stories aren’t interesting enough to go outside China.
Made with Php, laravel, statamic as the CMS and static site builder. Hosted on surge.sh.
Wanted to move to cloudflare pages, but doesn’t support Php 8+ yet for the build process.
Selection of posts:
· Adults learn faster than children: challenging a discouraging myth that children are suited for learning more than adults. (https://wetware.engineering/adult-learning)
· A new curriculum: The topics we fail to emphasize in school. Was on HN front page for a bit. (https://wetware.engineering/curriculum)
· Everyday memory palaces: How to increase your memory by orders of magnitude, and apply that in daily life (https://wetware.engineering/memory-palaces)
· How to draw a 4D hypercube: Wrap your mind around higher dimensions. (https://wetware.engineering/hypercube)
For the travel posts, I try not to rehash a history of a place (you probably could watch a youtube video or read a book for better perspective), but instead try to find something hopefully new and insightful to reveal
https://tomwh.uk/blog/posts/2021/12/07/temphost/ – Temphost: Host files quickly on a dumb HTTP host with optional time-to-live
https://tomwh.uk/blog/posts/2021/06/29/rsync-backup-restore-… – How to Backup and Restore root-owned Files Over the Network Using Rsync
https://tomwh.uk/blog/posts/2020/04/12/fun-with-decompiled-m… – Some Fun With Decompiled Super Mario 64
https://tomwh.uk/blog/posts/2020/03/28/fake-home-prison/ – Imprisoning Naughty Dotfiles in a Fake $HOME
https://tomwh.uk/blog/posts/2018/02/09/alt-useful-key-vim/ – The Most Useful Key In Vim (Not Escape)
– Histories, by Herodotus: https://www.mgaudet.ca/blog/2020/11/26/histories-by-herodotu…
https://0xff.nu/I write about my (previous) PHP and Python projects as well as experiments and opinions on the small-web.
Anyhow here you will find the latest:
I publish them bi-weekly via my newsletter, Every Intention.
Top articles: https://ashleyjanssen.com/top-articles/
I’ve been writing the blog for about 20 years now.
– Full article list: https://www.databasesandlife.com/newest/
– List of categories (Java, PostgreSQL, etc.): https://www.databasesandlife.com/categories/
Started life on uboot.com (does anyone remember that?) then migrated to WordPress, and now Hugo.
The only articles which really get any hits any more are those where I’ve specifically solved problems I was having, i.e. posts which are similar to Stack Overflow answers. I guess people search for the error messages and find my articles, so that’s search working as intended I guess.
If I write anything else e.g. my thoughts on software development, it’s still a useful exercise to focus the mind, and I can send the article to a few mates and they might read it, but that’s it, no hits from Google etc.
Back in the days of Google Reader I used to have some readers via RSS, and I used to follow a number of interesting blogs from various individuals I’d found. Those were nice times, but I guess they’re over.
My personal blog. I originally started it when I was running my first company to document the stuff I learned. It’s been around in various incarnations since 2008, but I don’t blog very often. In the last couple of years, it’s devolved into personal book and movie reviews. If you like indie movies or nonfiction, give it a read!
My two most popular posts so far:
How to de-risk a startup (https://www.codingvc.com/p/how-to-de-risk-a-startup)
Salary and equity benchmarks based on AngelList data (https://www.codingvc.com/p/analyzing-angellist-job-postings-…)
The posts below are less popular, but they’re my personal favorites. Apologies in advance for poor formatting, I migrated to Substack a while ago and still need to fix some of the internal links.
Not all revenue is equal (https://www.codingvc.com/p/when-is-a-dollar-not-a-dollar)
Becoming your future self (https://www.codingvc.com/p/becoming-your-future-self)
Startup thought experiments (https://www.codingvc.com/p/how-to-use-thought-experiments-to…)
Applying The Clean Architecture to Go applications (2012):
Why developing software without tests is like driving a car without brakes (2011):
Tutorial: Single Page Applications with a Serverless Backend and Infrastructure as Code (2021):
I write about physics, language, and history, or whatever interests me at the moment, with an overarching theme of spending way too much effort analyzing useless topics. Here’s some of my favorites:
I derive an expression for number of donkeys needed to move an army a distance L, and discuss its relationship to the tyranny of the rocket equation.
I postulate that Guinea pigs are fermions, and simulate the quantum dynamics of multi-pig states.
I attempt to answer the timeless question of whether the characters in Wheel of Time sniff in disapproval more than average.
ChatGPT and I invent a slime language.
I teach you just enough Middle Egyptian to read some of the hieroglyphs on most museum artifacts.
I share my technique for annoying text spammers by pretending to be Assyrian Royalty.
Mostly up to date index of posts:
Hope you enjoy!
So far, this has been my most popular post: https://notesbylex.com/disputing-a-parking-fine-with-chatgpt…
Though this is my favourite: https://notesbylex.com/making-song-covers-with-my-ai-voice.h…
I’m currently writing a post about how I discovered I have low-frequency tinnitus.
I also added a bunch of secrets and games to the website, with the idea that the source code can be used to explore and learn. There’s even an unsolved crypto puzzle in there, but it seems to be a little too hard considering it’s been unsolved for over 10 years now.
https://maltris.org – my personal thing, rarely used
https://coders-home.de – small hacks and experiences of technical nature
Started this year, few posts already there. I wanted to post on weekly basis, but well 😉
It’s my 3rd or even 4th attempt at blogging. Previously I was writing in Polish so I didn’t bother keeping archive, also the break was pretty long and everything got really outdated already.
LSD: Not even once (337 points, 330 comments)
Maybe you should store passwords in plaintext (177 points, 141 comments)
Calculus rules everything around me
– https://principles.dev/blog/first-principles-thinking-a-visu… – post with 3d graphics
– https://principles.dev/blog/where-are-all-the-software-carto… – one that took the longest to write
– https://principles.dev/p/relatedness-pattern/ – A principle
It covers everything from software, ML, CNC, Wled, Robots, High voltage, and etc.
– Technical stuff: https://thedarkside.frantzmiccoli.com/
– Entrepreneurship & thoughts on society: https://outofthecomfortzone.frantzmiccoli.com/
I am afraid that my non native english make the content less pleasant to read 😉
I have been blogging since a long time, including a blog with more than hundreds of articles that I am not sharing. It’s strange when you realise that you basically could have written two or three non fiction books.
Of the shared content, the ones I think are the most interesting are:
– A post mortem analysis about a solo startup project https://outofthecomfortzone.frantzmiccoli.com/thoughts/2016/…
– The recent articles about generative on the second blog.
– A write up about a very cool data science project around smart watches https://thedarkside.frantzmiccoli.com/experimentations/2016/…
– Debugging randomness https://thedarkside.frantzmiccoli.com/tricks/2015/11/11/debu…
Especially these posts:
– Useful engineering metrics and why velocity is not one of them – https://lucasfcosta.com/2022/08/31/engineering-metrics.html
– You don’t need Scrum. You just need to do Kanban right.
– Why deadlines are pointless and what to do instead
Articles on software architecture. I’m also looking to make new friends to discuss these topics. Working remotely in my 30s from a not-major-city makes this difficult. In my blog there’s a place to leave your email if you’d be up for it.
– Rampsliding Is a Quake Engine Quirk in the Same Way That Bunnyhopping Is: https://www.ryanliptak.com/blog/rampsliding-quake-engine-qui…
– Source vs GoldSrc Movement: Downward Slopes: https://www.ryanliptak.com/blog/source-vs-goldsrc-movement-s…
You are welcome to my web space!
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, 1918 to 1958, a predecessor to NASA).
An amazing amount of analysis was conducted with analog computers, and many of the results are still found in design manuals today.
– shaping swarms: https://jasonfantl.com/posts/Shaping-Swarms/
– simulating a simple economy: https://jasonfantl.com/categories/simulated-economy/
Some favorites are:
Myth of the Necessary Jerk https://blog.eldrid.ge/2017/04/11/the-myth-of-the-necessary-…
The Silent AI Overlord is Already Here https://blog.eldrid.ge/2022/07/28/the-silent-ai-overlord-is-…
Online Identity is Complicated https://blog.eldrid.ge/2022/08/12/online-identity-is-complic…
I also wrote some more general pieces about building software, products and companies at https://ghinda.com/blog but did not had too much time lately also for that part.
I finally gave up writing my own blog engine after a few iterations over the decades. I am just using WordPress. So at least, there is no article about how I implemented _this_ blog!
https://climateer.substack.com/ – my attempt to explain some of the big / controversial topics in climate change mitigation.
Here’s some favs:
– https://tito.co/posts/how-to-get-to-work-on-carbon-removal.h… How to get to work on carbon removal
– https://tito.co/posts/what-can-solar-computers-cars-and-weap… What can solar, computers, cars, and weapons teach us about carbon removal?
– https://tito.co/posts/ride-the-air-miners-wave.html Ride the “air miners” wave
– https://alicegg.tech/2023/02/06/4dollar-vps.html : How much can you really get out of a 4$ VPS?
– https://alicegg.tech/2020/01/03/solitaire.html : Low Tech Crypto : Solitaire
– https://alicegg.tech/2019/06/23/aes-cbc.html : The dangers of AES-CBC
My most read article was the one where I discussed a pretty crazy adventure creating an optimized miner for the monero cryptocurrency, discovering in the process the mechanism that had been used to artificially pre-mine its predecessor, Bytecoin. (It was released with an artificially slowed down implementation of the PoW function, which I managed to reverse engineer and discover the original design): https://da-data.blogspot.com/2014/08/minting-money-with-mone…
I write for myself more than anything, which makes the hesitation that much stranger.
– https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21842663 – Outdoor Computing with a Deck Desk
It’s helped boost my LinkedIn audience and profile. Which has helped in other areas.
You can see all the ones I’m actually sort of proud of in the “Featured” sidebar to the right.
Essentially a place to take notes: on the digital devices I use and tips of the software I use. The main idea is to have a place I can refer to when I want some programming/software/hardware detail a second time, instead of returning to Google search again. I’ve found it easier to have my own notes (once I find the info I need) since other sources of info online can disappear over time or disappear from search results.
I’m planning to cover some of my other projects (embedded, hardware, baking — everything I do is pretty low-level) once I get around to it.
If the site throws error on first load please refresh the page. I can’t figure what’s causing this issue.
Short Poems 700+
I love writing in my native language cause I feel like English has everything already written.
However I also write about being a “digital nomad” living in an RV, and sometimes that converges with tech, e.g. (https://adriano.fyi/posts/2023/2023-04-16-att-traffic-shapin…) and sometimes even mountain biking (https://adriano.fyi/posts/2023/2023-06-12-mountain-biking-ha…).
It scratches a personal itch, and covering any topic I want allows me to do that.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16790338 : The Mathematics of 2048: Optimal Play with Markov Decision Processes
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12385707 : How a Technical Co-founder Spends their Time: Minute-by-minute Data for a Year
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21209216 : Lessons from Building Node Apps in Docker
My most recent post is the secret history of cold war submarine espionage:
This recently was featured on hacker news’s front page: https://ahalbert.com/reviews/2023/06/04/the_culture_map.html
– Integrated performant Kudo system
– RSS feed
And a bunch of things like side notes, dark-theme, zen mode, etc.
I seem to enjoy to improve the blog more than to write blog posts.
https://blog.tedivm.com/guides/2021/10/github-actions-push-t… – Using Github Actions OpenID Connect to push to AWS ECR without Credentials
https://blog.tedivm.com/open-source/2023/02/robs-awesome-pyt… – Rob’s Awesome Python Template
https://blog.tedivm.com/guides/2020/07/aws-ecs-with-ubuntu-a… – Getting AWS ECS to work on Ubuntu with Full GPU Support
https://blog.tedivm.com/guides/2021/11/openssh-pull-keys-fro… – Telling OpenSSH to Pull Keys from Github with AuthorizedKeysCommand
https://blog.tedivm.com/open-source/2021/11/multi-py-multipl… – Multi-Py: Multiplatform Container Images for Python Packages
https://blog.tedivm.com/open-source/2018/03/ec2details-the-m… – ec2details, the missing EC2 Instance Metadata API
RSS feed: https://sergeykibish.com/blog/index.xml
But there many others that could be interesting:
Making a Twitter bot that looks for hashes https://anisse.astier.eu/making-a-twitter-bot-that-looks-for…
SIGSEGv1 qualification CTF https://anisse.astier.eu/qual-sigsegv1-rtfm.html
Bash, so long and thanks for all the fish https://anisse.astier.eu/bash-to-fish.html
Playing with ARM servers in a pre-Ampere era https://anisse.astier.eu/distro-kernel-scaleway-arm.html
How remote work pushes you towards engineering best practices https://anisse.astier.eu/embedded-software-maturity.html
How I traded my first software project: https://anisse.astier.eu/gmail-binary-clock-rust.html
Winning r2wars 2019 https://anisse.astier.eu/r2wars-2019.html
And of course my ongoing Game Gear emulator in Rust series: https://anisse.astier.eu/talks-emulation.html https://anisse.astier.eu/gears-update-2023-01.html https://anisse.astier.eu/gears-update-2023-02.html https://anisse.astier.eu/gears-update-2023-03.html
– Engineers who want to progress their careers.
– Engineering leaders in the engineering leadership role for the first time.
– Seasoned engineering leaders who want to stay up-to-date.
– Founders who want to learn what it takes to build a high-performing engineering organization.
– Everyone who wants to learn more about engineering leadership topics in general.
Example of a post with very interesting discussions here on HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36279323
I think this is my most popular article: what I learned after reading 100 short stories
Building Software, Sharing Knowledge
Code and Context
Some Quality Biases
Just my space to talk about whatever I’m thinking/working on.
Currently it’s focused on Fang, the programming language I’m designing/developing.
I mainly write about energy transition stuff, intersecting with my work at TenneT. I like to analyze stuff as a hobby without the work pressure. In the past I have used blog posts internally at TenneT as well if something came up that was similar to a post haha.
Traffic is mainly driven by summarizing and linking to a post on linkedin.
Its completely written in markdown and generated with hugo and open source here: https://github.com/fboerman/blog
My most popular long-form article is about how banks create money: https://www.attejuvonen.fi/money-out-of-thin-air/
My most popular page is an april’s fools I made a few years ago. It still gets 4k organic unique visitors per month, which accounts for about 95% of my site’s traffic. https://www.attejuvonen.fi/website-moves-your-cursor/
I dabble about things I find interesting, call it a link blog if you must!https://blog.rmendes.net
– https://explog.in/notes/elephants/index.html: Tips for ramping up on large projects
– https://explog.in/notes/devtools/index.html: Building developer tools
Planning to overhaul it later this year.
https://kemendo.com as I put my most important thoughts on the front page
 https://github.com/shurcooL/home/pull/32, https://github.com/shurcooL/home/issues/26
My bootstrapped SaaS diaries: https://maxrozen.com/articles?q=diaries
General React + Tech articles: https://maxrozen.com/articles
My most read article, looking back on a year of running a SaaS: https://onlineornot.com/what-learned-running-saas-for-year
It helps me to think and straight things out, especially when things become an micro-obsession.
Moreover, blogging contributes to my personal branding.
Topics: Travel, Finance and Engineering.
My recent favorite:
* Exploring Greece’s innovative fight against tax evasion: QR codes, snitching apps, and VAT lotteries https://daanmiddendorp.com/financial/2023/04/03/exploring-gr…
It is my second time writing publicly. This is how it began: https://evalapply.org/posts/hello-world
It is made using my static site maker (written in Bash :), which I “Show HN”‘d some time ago: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34486596
The idea of Nationality as a Service was later rebranded by others as the “Nation State”: https://nonhuman.party/post/nationality_as_a_service/
Next post will be on “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker, a summary of its content with relevant additions from elsewhere and a quick evaluation discussing its problems such as far far too many untruthful claims.
Future posts will be on my year studying in South Korea, burnout, motivation, front-end development and a rewrite of the post on Anki and learning. Have more thing planned but am already not publishing enough.
Seeing so many posts here feels intimidating and it might not be worth the effort to even share this. Hopefully one person enjoys it 🙂
https://potato.horse (“Important Meeting Notes” originally started as doodles I gathered during morbidly boring meetings when I had a semi serious job)
https://tidings.potato.horse (this one writes itself)
If you like it, consider buying me a coffee: https://rafal.ck.page/products/tip
– tech (lots of Python & JS, but other topics too)
– media reviews (big best-ofs yearly)
– personal items
I post ~ 4 times a year, on average, but I put a lot of effort into what I post. I should probably invert that (more low/medium-effort posts), but haven’t.
Please tell me anything jumps out at you!
Here is my most recent, a response to a post on here from last week about the hidden cost of air quality monitors:
Just random career related links. Most of the links I found on HN.
are my favorites to-date
There are only a handful of posts there now, with 2 or 3 in the pipeline for the coming months.
This year I haven’t been feeling like writing much so far, though. Hope to do more again in the second half.
I’d like to spend a bit more time writing but still need to build it into a habit.
Now I want to publish lesson learned while building my side-project (https://humadroid.dev), which is a missing tool I wish I had when running software house year-and-a-half ago, before I sold it.
Topics considered for near future:
* lessons learned while coding it in Rails with hotwire & stimulus
* lessons learned actually sellign it to people (Open-Startup idea/movement is close to my beliefs).
Both made with ablog for Sphinx using myst parser.
I will hopefully soon continue to write about projects I’m working on, tech tutorials, Vim+Neovim, Linux, 3D printing, art and design.
https://www.bitsbipsbricks.com/ is my blog built using Ghost Pro
Lots of Unix shell, TDD/BDD, automation, project management, and most recently SDLC ramblings.
It has hit HN a few times but I’ll admit I have no analytics on it so I don’t really know how many readers I have beyond my newsletter subscribers.
(1) lessons from building, including building/selling to a F500 for $>90M
(2) summaries of stuff books i read
goal is to
1/ share what my failures with others and hopefully help someone
2/ give my thoughts clarity
I also post a live view of my RSS subscriptions over at https://sources.werd.io/ – I’m excited to add some more from this thread. Thanks for starting it!
I also keep a personal Quarto site of my own notes and experiments. It’s great.
– https://bfontaine.net/blogfr/ (French, on Paris, inactive)
– https://bfontaine.net/blogit/ (Italian, on Italy and Italian language(s), active)
No tracking, no sponsored content, just my pure brain waffle
Alas, never a priority.
A number of topics are on dev speed: fast Dev, fast DevOps (e.g. TDD with cloud resources), fast Startup (post-deploy feedback like A/B testing). Some articles are published, many are in the coffee pot, waiting to be poured out 🙂
Drop by and say hi!
– Why is the Quintic Unsolvable? – https://www.akalin.com/quintic-unsolvability
– A Gentle Introduction to Erasure Codes – https://www.akalin.com/intro-erasure-codes
And a recent foray into Substack and the realm of newsletters, a report from cycling Land’s End to John o’ Groats, completed a week ago (in Polish): https://danieljanus.substack.com/
Here is mine: https://prashantbarahi.com.np/blogs
Wrote more frequently there in the past, but after a year of hobby blogging I transitioned into doing it as my main job and now I write mostly for other people’s blogs.
(https://kay.is if you need a “pen for hire”)
Some of my more-visited or favorite posts:
* A primer on Roaring bitmaps: what they are and how they work — https://vikramoberoi.com/a-primer-on-roaring-bitmaps-what-th…. This one ended up on the front page of HN and gets hundreds of visits monthly. I wrote it because it’s the post I would have liked to read instead of reading the papers themselves.
* An internship working on “Customers who bought this also bought” at Amazon 16 years ago — https://vikramoberoi.com/an-internship-working-on-customers-…. I wrote this one as an addendum to throwaway tweet I posted that went viral.
* How I made atariemailarchive.org —
https://vikramoberoi.com/how-i-made-atariemailarchive-org/. I wrote this one when I open-sourced the dataset behind atariemailarchive.org. The dataset got featured in Data is Plural and in a podcast interview I did with Jeremy Singer-Vine.
My favorite personal blog to read this past year is Phil Eaton’s (eatonphil on HN): https://notes.eatonphil.com/.
I enjoy the subject matter he posts about (a lot of systems work and research, primarily), but his other posts are great too.
His post, “Is it worth writing about?” is a nice inspirational one for folks who want to/have been thinking about writing: https://notes.eatonphil.com/is-it-worth-writing-about.html.
An introduction is available here: https://appsec.space/posts/long-time-no-see/
Areas include building high-performing teams, setting direction, creating an engineering culture, identifying high-leverage interventions, and more. It aims to help engineering leaders accelerate their growth while supporting their teams to reach their highest potential.
* Why should children program? A review of Seymour Papers Mind storms – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12372330
* Views on error handling – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23884505
When I’m on a roll I post every weekday, but it’s been a bit while dealing with symptomatic PTSD on my end. Hoping to get back to it within a couple months.
It all started with WPF then Silverlight (RIP), then diversified into HTML5 (when the version number seemed to be a thing). I also had a fun foray into mobile dev for a while, swift / iOS. More recently it’s been quite JS-heavy, and the past year or so, a lot of AI.
There is an underlying theme of open source throughout.
A fun trip down memory lane!
– https://crooked.ink/ is for my short stories
– https://scaglio.bearblog.dev/ is my personal blog, where I want to start to post more often to exercise writing in English
See also the blog search at https://searchmysite.net/ (and feel free to submit yours and/or others you like).
Two years into hosting this blog I did also write a post about hosting a blog.
If you don’t want to read the non-tech things, go to https://gavinhoward.com/categories/ and click on the categories you care about.
Each one also has its own Atom feed, so you can completely avoid the other stuff if you so desire.
It’s interesting to get back to older posts and find out how my skills, perceptions and opinions change as I progress in my career.
The blog started in 2006 (then only in Polish), the English version started in 2009, and was rather irregular until 2014.
Most popular post: https://bcmullins.github.io/parsing-json-python/. This is a quick and easy method for parsing heavily nested JSON in python.
Bursts of very infrequent posts about web, game dev, personal projects, and tools or lessons learned.
Search library used: https://stork-search.net/
(And yes, I know it is totally overkill to have search when you just got a few articles)
Here are some of my writeups to CTF challengeshttps://deut-erium.github.io/WriteUps/
I play a newish game every week and talk about its mechanics, game design, and what makes it interesting.
Details here: https://keeb.dev/2023/07/03/Virtualization-from-scratch-Sett…
But I’m happy with how the design turned out. First time working with Tailwind, it was a lovely experience.
Still hard but somehow it is improving.
I have also cut out twitter and I am trying to write everything on the blog first and then eventually to to tweet it later
https://chris.sears.io/projects/audiobook-wish/ has some info on my current side project, Audiobook Wish. Concept is to match people with expiring Audible credits with other people who would like free audiobooks. Any feedback is welcome!
The website uses Notion as a backend. Source code is here: https://github.com/ferrislucas/ferrislucas.net
It’s a pretty personal thing as I mostly (but not only) derive the blog posts from challenges I encounter during work or my PhD research. In this way it documents my learnings and serves as a quite verbose personal wiki.
Recent release : https://rajkumaar.co.in/posts/vcard-editor (most helpful webapp if you plan to travel internationally soon for the first time)
The hope is to eventually write enough problems that they could be part of a real curriculum.
Looks like WP, but it’s actually static. WP is the authoring side, and I export to the main site.