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:
- ⓝ 014 — Local First September 11, 2020
- ⓝ 013 — Remote; the Origins of Postgres August 11, 2020
- ⓝ 012 — Virtual Worlds April 15, 2020
I put other stream of consciousness thoughts into tiny blog posts called fragments:
🐚On the cruelty of kanji September 16, 2020 🐚Meditations on the impermanence of wireless earphones September 15, 2020 🐚SF go/no-go decision framework September 8, 2020
Once in a while, I write longer form articles:
📖Doubling the Sorting Speed of Postgres Network Types with Abbreviated Keys August 2019 📖Sequences: A Modest, Contra-garden Travel Project June 2019 📖Building a Robust Live Reloader with WebSockets and Go May 2019