New content: How git could help save the open web. A simple, pragmatic protocol for storing your data on the web—separately from any particular applica…
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I’ve published a couple things so far this week: Why I don't take notes, a short blog post that’s close to my heart. A recording of a zoom chat I had w…
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Two weeks ago I wrote about an idea I was considering. Here it is: https://essays.findka.com. It’s a simplified, email-only version of Findka, and it’s…
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Here’s a copy of something I just posted on the blog. It’s an idea I want to try out as I continue to work on user acquisition for Findka. If it’s a hi…
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I’ve recently shifted my focus away from coding and towards content creation, in order to help drive traffic to Findka. I’ve published two things so fa…
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I thought this week I’d simply share a little code a wrote somewhat recently. In the process I’ll share how I handle frontend state management currentl…
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I’ve started describing Findka as “Twitter, but every post is a content recommendation.” It lets you share everything you like in one place. Bonus cont…
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I wasn’t planning to send an update this week, but I’ve been invited to present at a meetup and I just realized that it’ll occur before I was planning …
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Turns out my naive simulation of upsert caused memory usage to balloon, so it isn’t feasible at all. (Refresher: the issue is that currently, upsert is…
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I’ve been working for almost a week now on getting Materialize integrated with Findka. My most recent takeaway is that running Kafka, Zookeeper and Con…
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New blog post: Serving Findka's recommendations via libpython-clj Now that those updates to Findka’s algorithm are done, I’m going to, for the third ti…
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Someone on HN asked how well I thought my current algorithm (computing the entire rating matrix and storing it in memory without factorization) would s…
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