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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.

My personal website is here and I'm on Twitter at @brandur.

I'm a sometimes writer. Most frequently by publishing a newsletter called Nanoglyph (which you should sign up for :). Here are its latest issues:

I put other stream of consciousness thoughts into tiny blog posts called fragments:

Once in a while, I write longer form articles:

As often as I can, I post a daily photo and update to sequences:

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  1. json_schema Public

    A JSON Schema V4 and Hyperschema V4 parser and validator.

    Ruby 227 47

  2. An opinionated toolkit for writing excellent APIs in Ruby.

    Ruby 760 75

  3. Package throttled implements rate limiting access to resources such as HTTP endpoints.

    Go 1.3k 94

  4. A collection of Rack middleware to support JSON Schema.

    Ruby 768 118

  5. A tiny vendorable router that makes it easy to try routes from a number of different modular Sinatra applications.

    Ruby 60 8

  6. redis-cell Public

    A Redis module that provides rate limiting in Redis as a single command.

    Rust 1.1k 67

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Contribution activity

December 2022

Created 1 commit in 1 repository
Opened 1 pull request in 1 repository
brandur/neospring 1 merged
9 contributions in private repositories Dec 1 – Dec 2

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