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

A Baseball Startup with Paul Freedman and Bryan Carmel

Bryan, Adam, Steve, and the Oxide Friends are joined by the founders of the Oakland Ballers, the continuation of a long history of baseball in Oakland. There turns out to be a plenty in common between founding a computer company and founding a baseball tea…

via Oxide and Friends April 17, 2024

Platform Support

Supporting multiple platforms can be a repetitive and boring problem, or a fun challenge.

via Stay SaaSy April 17, 2024

Day 2: Cold email results

After sending a batch of cold emails to WooCommerce agencies who might be interested in Dashify, there’s been two visible results! One is that visitors to the website spiked to 9 people, myself excluded, whereas previously it might have received 1 or 2 in …

via John Jago April 16, 2024

Generated by openring-rs from my blogroll.