Jacob O'Bryant
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This is a list of everything I've published on this site, including old newsletter issues with broken formatting.
15 June 2021
app idea: casual curated newsletters
8 June 2021
what i'm trying to do
1 June 2021
newsletter platforms: please support 1-click subscribe
25 May 2021
protocol-based social networking, today
23 May 2021
started learning recorder recently
18 May 2021
the recommender system you've always wanted
11 May 2021
roots and branches: centralization and the role of software startups
4 May 2021
some thoughts on newsletter advertising
27 April 2021
the pros and cons of algorithmic curation
20 April 2021
an algorithm for driving newsletter traffic
13 April 2021
api-only businesses
6 April 2021
adapters first, then protocols
30 March 2021
merging the sample with findka essays, sort of
23 March 2021
the last marketplace
16 March 2021
filter bubbles vs. divisiveness
9 March 2021
algorithms don't cause filter bubbles, people do
4 March 2021
findka essays status update
2 March 2021
we need user-centric data
24 February 2021
the sample: solving discovery for newsletters
3 February 2021
get more newsletter subscribers with findka xp
2 February 2021
what i wish i could've done instead of college
27 January 2021
what i wish i could've done instead of college
21 January 2021
fancy form posts in biff
20 January 2021
marketing findka etc.
20 January 2021
an open-source discussion aggregator
18 January 2021
move fast, but understand the problem first
10 January 2021
a job board for people who aren't looking for jobs
7 January 2021
sane political discourse
6 January 2021
use findka via rss
5 January 2021
a question for people who run newsletters
31 December 2020
some personal news
23 December 2020
processing rss feeds with repl.it
23 December 2020
how to get the most out of findka
15 December 2020
findka product roadmap
10 December 2020
a new take on rss
10 December 2020
a new take on rss
5 December 2020
new feature: recommendations on the website
1 December 2020
re:clojure conference talk on friday
30 November 2020
four software ideals
20 November 2020
findka survey results
9 November 2020
big release for biff
27 October 2020
how git could help save the open web
26 October 2020
building an essay recommender system in 10 days
22 October 2020
how git could help save the open web
20 October 2020
why i don't take notes
19 October 2020
why i don't take notes
16 October 2020
a conversation about startups and web dev in clojure
12 October 2020
just launched findka essays
29 September 2020
join the beta for findka essays
28 September 2020
join the beta for findka essays
23 September 2020
new essay: the trade-offs of being a startup founder
22 September 2020
the trade-offs of being a startup founder
1 September 2020
a macro i'm proud of
18 August 2020
findka is now a (dank) social network
30 July 2020
meetup on monday: intro to biff
22 July 2020
about that materialize integration...
15 July 2020
materialize integration almost done (knock on wood)
8 July 2020
findka + libpython-clj
7 July 2020
serving findka's recommendations via libpython-clj
23 June 2020
plans for scaling findka
17 June 2020
spike in findka usage; social networking soon
9 June 2020
findka marketing, experimenting with materialize.io, biff launch prep
3 June 2020
biff docs done; new findka features
19 May 2020
tic tac toe with biff and next steps for findka
12 May 2020
findka: project management, new ui, on-demand recommendations
6 May 2020
migrating to biff
5 May 2020
migrating to biff, a self-hosted firebase alternative for clojure
28 April 2020
yet another component alternative
21 April 2020
what could you do with a general-purpose recommender system?
14 April 2020
growth for findka and simplified query subscriptions for crux
7 April 2020
sneak peek: biff, a clojurey alternative to firebase
6 April 2020
a recommender system in 30 lines of clojure
31 March 2020
jacob o'bryant's newsletter
29 March 2020
how to edit s-expressions in vim without plugins
25 March 2020
just finished mystery cows, an app for learning clojurescript
17 March 2020
a chatroom for mystery cows, thou pribbling clack-dish
10 March 2020
just released: trident.firestore
3 March 2020
clojure and firestore and cloud functions, oh my
24 February 2020
recommender system economics, reactive queries, and thoughts on pioneer
17 February 2020
jacobobryant.com update
10 February 2020
jacobobryant.com update
3 February 2020
the solo hacker's guide to clojure
3 February 2020
jacobobryant.com update
26 January 2020
findka progress update
26 January 2020
jacobobryant.com update
21 January 2020
jacobobryant.com update
19 January 2020
startup validation for hackers
13 January 2020
lagukan progress update
12 January 2020
findka architecture: airtable and fulcro
8 January 2020
update
30 December 2019
update on jacobobryant.com
26 December 2019
aws battles
10 December 2019
new post on jacobobryant.com
14 November 2019
what i've learned since quitting my job
14 November 2019
new post on jacobobryant.com
27 October 2019
new post on jacobobryant.com
23 August 2019
the rationality of faith
11 June 2019
jacobobryant.com update
10 June 2019
growing a framework, or, clojure made easy
8 May 2019
building a crud app with datomic cloud ions
2 May 2019
what i'm doing with my life
2 April 2019
programmers and musicians
18 March 2019
the future of work and education
16 March 2019
love, ambition and suffering
5 February 2019
alignment
24 October 2018
grad school
23 October 2018
production and learning
10 October 2018
understanding clojure
24 September 2018
what is computer science all about?
20 September 2018
a brief history of agile
25 June 2018
better goals and plans
22 May 2018
structure vs. flexibility
20 April 2018
how to build the next tech empire
19 April 2018
living the dream
14 February 2018
relationships
5 January 2018
how to improve cs education at byu
6 December 2017
big ideas (rough draft)
9 April 2017
education
5 April 2017
i heart dropbox
12 January 2017
review: the wise men
13 March 2016
nearer, dear savior, to thee
21 February 2016
money management
29 December 2015
child labor
26 December 2015
clarinet ergonomics
22 August 2015
sucky software