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 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.
- AWS Islands
The case for a concerted effort to build a powerful, but streamlined, platform on AWS.
- The Intrinsic Static Site
Building a static site on AWS with a global CDN, free HTTPS with automatic certificate renewal, and a CI-based deployment process powered by GitHub pull requests.
- Notes on Go
Notes on the language after spending a few weeks building a large project in it.
Older articles are available here.
- Podcasts 2016
A list of the best podcasts that I'm listening to this year.
- 4 A.M.
On chasing the day's most productive hours.
Stripe's new home in SOMA.
- Retina Check
A CI trick for some accountability around retina assets. Set exclusion in Bash.
- The Cost of Manga
At retail prices, catching up on One Piece would cost $8,200, and Fairy Tail $5,500. How would you get started without a library?
Older fragments are available here.