Hi, I'm Brandur.
I like databases, the independent web, and fast interfaces. I write in full sentences on Slack and use emoticons instead emoji. I think the modern web took a wrong turn on its evolutionary path and that we should resurrect ideas from the earlier days of computing — less centralization, software that's harder to learn but more powerful, and wider technical literacy.
I'm a sometimes writer. Most frequently by publishing a newsletter called Nanoglyph (which you should sign up for :). Here are its latest issues:
- ⓝ 034 — Cloud SQLite May 29, 2022
- ⓝ 033 — Heroku: Core Impact May 15, 2022
- ⓝ 032 — Hook Toil February 26, 2022
I put other stream of consciousness thoughts into tiny blog posts called fragments:
🐚Sequences, rebooted November 7, 2022 🐚Ephemeral DB, a sacrificial database line for high-throughput data November 2, 2022 🐚Postgres: Safely renaming a table with no downtime using updatable views October 27, 2022
Once in a while, I write longer form articles:
📖Soft Deletion Probably Isn't Worth It July 19, 2022 📖Postgres: Boundless
textand Back Again September 10, 2021
📖How We Went All In on sqlc/pgx for Postgres + Go September 8, 2021
As often as I can, I post a daily photo and update to sequences:
📷034 — Columbus Tower November 27, 2022 📷033 — The last subway November 20, 2022 📷032 — The Spheres November 16, 2022