Let’s see how this goes…

Great podcast episode about this history of blogging:


John also talks about the stability of Sinatra for a one-time Ruby project he created that is still running and hasn’t touched since.

Discourse is being used as a test repository for YARP. :slightly_smiling_face:

We’re getting very, very close on YARP being able to parse all of our test targets perfectly.

ruby/ruby - 7737/7848 = 98.59%
rails/rails - 3061/3083 = 99.29%
discourse/discourse - 4408/4434 = 99.41%

I joined Discourse around the same time Hawk did and it’s great to see her in the wild doing an interview as a Co-CEO now!

New 3.1.0.beta3 discourse release is out!

I couldn’t have stumbled upon this talk at a more appropriate time. I often feel like I should be investing time in understanding the computer all the way to the bottom, so this talk was very refreshing in that it was giving me permission to not write that operating system.

I still think there is value in going deep though, but going deep in your current domain. Like learning some of the internals of Rails, Ruby, Puma, or some other tool you depend on and use daily.


Sharing ideas - not just tips, but thoughts about the why and who behind technology, as well as being vulnerable in public - has let me cut through from being a nobody in Edinburgh to someone with a pretty great technology career in SF.

And even if none of that had happened, writing is a wonderful way to structure your thoughts, consider what really matters, and reflect.

I recommend it. Start a blog - on your own domain, on webspace that you control.



Every time I look at this photo I think about how this moment before the crux must have been so much worse than actually climbing through it. @AlexHonnold chalking up… 2,000 feet up El Cap without a rope, contemplating the shitty holds on the Boulder Problem.

Oxide+Friends 3/17/2023 – On Silicon Valley Bank with Eric Vishria