I read a lot on the internet. Via RSS, preferably. Some things are memorable, some not. I’m testing out using a link blog to highlight the best of what I read. Maybe for others to find, maybe just for me to back to. Time will tell.

.NET on Linux: What a Contrast ↬ I used to develop .NET professionally, and I really wanted to be able to use linux to develop instead of Windows. Back in those days, you could do it, but it was such a pain that it never felt worth it. These days I’ve been interested in giving F# a try (as a maybe more friendly intro to typed functional programming than OCaml), and if the tooling has gotten this much better maybe it’s worth giving it a shot.

17 Life-Learnings from 17 Years of The Marginalian ↬ Somehow I’ve never read the Marginalian. I recognized the name when I stumbled across this post; Maria Popova wrote the foreward for Dear Data, a lovely book showcasing the intersection between data and creativity. There’s a lot here, in this post and the site on the whole. I’m a little sad I only now found out about this, but excited that there’s such a backlog of articles to dig through.

nektos/act: Run your GitHub Actions locally 🚀 ↬ So the README lists two reasons for using something like this. A good tool to have in your back pocket when needed.

  • 😄 Fast feedback developing/testing/debugging github actions locally. I haven’t run into a need for this, yet. But this would certainly beat the workflow of commit/push/wait/read the error/try again.
  • 🤢 Local task runner. I don’t want to replace make or rake or whatever with something that spins up a docker image to run a linter or something. I can see the appeal, but it’s not how I want to run things like that.

Illustrations ↬ These are neat packs of vintage illustrations, ranging from florals to the occult. I really want to find a place to use these, they’re super neat.

Pika - Start Your Happy Blog ↬ This looks like a super cool way to spin up a blog! I’m very happy with my jekyll blog, but if I didn’t like to tinker so much I would definitely use this. I’m a fan of Good Enough and their ethos, and this is another super cool product they’ve come up with.