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.
- The Future of User Interfaces
How we overvalue the wrong technology and novel aspects of interface design at the expense of substantial gains to our productivity.
- Canonical Log Lines
A lightweight and stack agnostic operational technique for easy visibility into production systems.
- Service Limits
Why and how to put limits and rate limits on your web services. Introducing redis-cell.
- The Case For A Go Worker Pool
Error handling and fragility; or why a worker pool belongs in Go's standard library.
- Postgres Hacking
The missing README for how to get started with Postgres development.
Older articles are available here.
- Alan Kay on Apple and iOS
On locking down platforms and diluting user interfaces to the lowest common denominator.
On joining the party eight years late.
- 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.
- Understand Deeply
Aim to be an engineer and not just a user by learning in depth.
- The State of Messaging
It's 2017, and the state of instant messaging is in worse shape than ever before.
Older fragments are available here.