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

Resilient LL Parsing Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will explain a particular approach to parsing, which gracefully handles syntax errors and is thus suitable for language servers, which, by their nature, have to handle incomplete and invalid code. Explaining the problem and the solution…

via matklad May 21, 2023

🤠 "Where have all the hackers gone?" + a way to discuss programming languages 👨‍🎤

🎵 The song for this post is CHEMICAL LOVE, by "Kaleb James and Chey" for the game Bust-a-Groove. 🎵 I'm talking with friends and coworkers about programming languages (surprise), and I'm landing on a rough shape that these conversations take. I'll share it …

via More Pablo: all May 15, 2023

The Perfect Weekend-Project, or You Should Build a Blog

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via May 12, 2023

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