My name is Brandur Leach (@brandur). I'm an engineer at Stripe, and am interested in service engineering, APIs, Vim, Tmux, Ruby, Go, terminal productivity, running, fixed gear riding, history, urban design, and metal.
A dive into the mechanics that allow Postgres to provide strong atomic guarantees despite the chaotic entropy of production.
Building a toolchain for sending a newsletter, and the dismal state of HTML and CSS in email.
Lets talk about the bad aspects of the technology we use as well as the good. Better information will lead to better decisions in the next generation of technical architecture.
A non-exhaustive primer of modern cloud database solutions like Aurora, Cosmos, and Spanner.
On ensuring system integrity, operability, and correctness through a solid foundational database, and how ACID transactions and strong constraints work in your favor. Why to prefer Postgres over MongoDB.
Older articles are available here.
409 days of tracking all meals and exercise.
A month of meditating and reclaiming head space.
A data store's journey from data loss to durable storage.
On removing moving parts in my home media setup.
A day in trench life.
Older fragments are available here.