Weekly Roundup: The first week

No “real” blog post yet, but I’ve been writing down a lot of ideas for future posts that have been swirling around in my head, and started writing on the first one. I’d rather put out only a single full blown blog post each month, than a bunch of throwaway ones.

Last work I got to work with Algolia for the first time. I’ve heard a lot of good things from people using it in the past, and it really was a blast to use! I was especially surprised by how easy it was to incorperate it into an existing React.js UI. For some use-cases the pricing can quickly become prohibitive, but if you want to build great user-facing search, with little hassle, it’s the best solution I know of right now.

Apart from that I got to work a lot with Rust last week, for the first time in a few months. As always I loved it. I also read up most of the major RFCs and developments that happend in last ~9 months (= when I was last actively following Rust). Very excited to try out future-rs soon, even though it looks a bit daunting to use.

I think that was everything for this week. See you soon, blog!

A New Year!

I am usually not someone to make new years resolutions, but when you’ve wanted to start a habit and the timing is right, why not directly go overboard and commit to it for a whole f*#$ing year?

So for the coming year, I dare myself to write at least one blog post each week!

No new years resolution comes without its reasons for it, right? Right! Even though most people don’t know me as a “wordy” person, I actually enjoy writing quite a bit, but I rarely do it for fun.

One reason for that is that the process of making words into a valuable block of text is a very clumsy, unfluid, awkward, one for me. I hope that this will become better with time, as I gain some routine with the blog posts, and with it some experience.

And while I’ll mainly be writing to order my thoughts and to become better at writing, with some luck, once in a while, I might even produce a small essay that someone else enjoys!

If I don’t find something interesting to write about in the week, I will at least write a “weekly roundup” each Sunday with all the smaller stuff I did in the past week, fulfilling the “log” part of “blog.”

So here I go - writing - into the year 2017!


There should be a post here soon :)

Edit 28.05.2016: Still no post here. Maybe soon soon?