Newsletter - March 29th 2024

A Love Letter To RSS

RSS is one of the cornerstones of the open web. Just think about how often you've heard "Listen and subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts" and what that statement means.

TIL: Github Atom Feeds

Today, I learned that you can add .atom to the end of most GitHub URLs (releases, discussions, etc.) and get an RSS content feed.

Utilizing Machine Learning to Curate TIDAL’s Daily Discovery

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of TIDAL. Recently, I've been reading their open-source discussions and writing some code against their API. One thing they've done is open-source their recommendation algorithms. Even if you're not interested in the technicalities of the ML process, it's a great write-up to understand how companies think through recommendations. Very few tech companies make this kind of thing public.

Go 2022-2024 and beyond: Let’s talk about AI

Sameer Ajmani talks about the future of Go and how AI fits in.

Popular git config options

Julia Evans is always worth reading, and this post on configuring git is no exception. After reading it, I made some quality-of-life changes to my configuration and couldn't be happier with the results.

Express is back in active development

One of the most popular web frameworks has been unceremoniously dragged from its slumber and put back into active development.

Colonial Frontier Massacres in Australia, 1788-1930

I spent a couple of hours reading through this database of Frontier Massacres researched by a team at the University of Newcastle. It's an essential piece of work to help understand Australia's history and how these acts of brutality changed the nation. It's also a fantastic use of technology.

A Book Apart is ceasing publication of new titles

It is a sad day for A Book Apart, the independent publisher producing many high-quality tech books. I still recommend Lara Hogan's book Resilient Management when the topic arises. Pick some copies up while you still can.

Writing a useful go/analysis linter

This is a comprehensive post from Denis Isaev, who runs one of my favourite open-source projects, golangci-lint, on how to write Go linters. This is for fans of good code, AST, and Go.