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.


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  • GitLab, and Centrally Hosted Platforms

    Thoughts on depending on the wrong primitive (Docker) and entering a very competitive space. March 26, 2017

  • Learning About Language Safety From Zcoin

    Is it irresponsible to start projects in C/C++? Probably, yes. March 7, 2017

  • Alan Kay on Apple and iOS

    On locking down platforms and diluting user interfaces to the lowest common denominator. January 31, 2017

  • Chrome

    On joining the party eight years late. January 27, 2017

  • Marginal Security

    Your servers are only perfectly secure when they're buried at the bottom of a mineshaft without network connections. Security is about trade offs, and must be designed rationally. January 27, 2017

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