I'm @brandur, an occasional writer, and engineer at Stripe and previously Heroku.
I most often talk about web APIs, Postgres, Rust, software safety and resilience, efficient human interfaces, and running.
How Postgres makes sorting really fast by comparing small, memory-friendly abbreviated keys as proxies for arbitrarily large values on the heap. February 4, 2019
Hitting the limit for maximum allowed connections is a common operational problem in Postgres. Here we look at a few techniques for managing connections and making efficient use of those that are available. October 15, 2018
How a seemingly minor enhancement in Postgres 11 fills one of the system's biggest operational holes. August 28, 2018
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A few notes on the passing of a fascinating cultural contributor and his even more fascinating approach to weight loss. February 20, 2019
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