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

Benchmarking Bowtie2 Threading

I've been using Bowtie2 to align reads to genomes, and one of it's many settings is the number of threads. While sometimes people advise using about as many threads as your machine has cores, but if I'm running on a big machine are there diminishing retur…

via Jeff Kaufman's Writing December 01, 2023

Control - how to make a game enjoyable for casual audiences

I’ve decided to intentionally take more time to play video games this year, since it’s a relatively healthy way to escape from the real world once in a while. A friend recommended one game in particular: Control: Ultimate Edition. During the Steam summer s…

via ./techtipsy December 01, 2023

clang now makes binaries an original Pi B+ can't run

I have a bunch of Raspberry Pi systems all over the place, goofy things that they are. They do dumb and annoying jobs in strange locations. I even have one of the older models, which is called just the B+. You can think of it as the "1B+" but apparen…

via Writing - rachelbythebay December 01, 2023

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