Adding openring-rs to This Blog

I’ve added a webring (via openring-rs) to this blog. For those of you who remember the webring in the older days of the internet, openring is a kind of a modern take at webrings.

For those that don’t remember, webrings were pretty fun. They were nice, curated “rings” of sites. Each site could include a footer with articles or links to other sites in the ring, such that if you happened upon a site you really liked, you could find a nice curated set of sites similar to it. It was a great way to find a fun rabbit hole.

While many of those webrings used to have moderators and whatnot, openring just lets the user moderate a little webring themselves by adding a list of URLs to RSS/Atom feeds from sites they like, and generate a footer they can include to link to recent posts on those other sites they enjoy (like the one you’ll see at the bottom of this post).

Since openring was originally released by Drew DeVault (and met with a lot of discussion on HN), many people have adopted it in their blogs, which has been fun to see. Some examples include Jeff Kaufman, Adam Simpson, Brad Taunt, Dimitri Bohlender, Huy Ngo, Thedro Neely, and Eric Garcia.

Seeing that the original go implementation was pretty short, I decided to make a port of it in Rust that does things a little faster by fetching feeds concurrently. Come join the fun, add a webring to your blog!

Posts from blogs I follow

Little Helpers

Yesterday I couldn't help but feel a sense of awe at all the conveniences modern life has to offer. A lot of the chores in our household are taken care of by little helpers: The dishwasher washes the dishes, the washing machine washes the clothes, and the …

via Matthias Endler January 05, 2023

Caro, a New Static Site Generator

I'm building safer, healthier online spaces.

via January 02, 2023

We need to talk about Dropout

Let's talk about big TV and movie studios. About the life and death of CollegeHumor, about what makes Dropout interesting, and how their video platform could be improved! 00:00 Big TV and movie studios 01:38 Internet and the attention economy 02:32 The lif…

via December 31, 2022

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