At some point in the past… I dunno, two years or so, it appears that my RSS
I use Zola to generate this site, and they don’t have much in the way of a
cross-version compatibility guarantee – minor version updates routinely break
my templates. (I’m currently stuck on an older version because of this
bug.) They appear to have changed
the names of the RSS-related settings, causing my detection for generate_rss
to always return false (because they also seem to default any typo’d
configuration key to false). Whee.
Anyway, should be back on now – thanks to all the folks who have asked about
Last week I gave a talk at the Open Source Firmware Conference about some of the
work I’m doing at Oxide Computer, entitled On Hubris and Humility. There is a
video of the talk if you’d like to
watch it in video form. It came out pretty alright!
The conference version of the talk has a constantly animated background that
makes the video hard for some people to watch. OSFC doesn’t appear to be
bothering with either captions or transcripts, so my friends who don’t hear as
well as I do (or just don’t want to turn their speakers on!) are kind of out of
And so, here’s a transcript with my slides inlined. The words may not exactly
match the audio because this is written from my speaker’s notes. And, yes, my
slides are all character art. The browser rendering is imperfect.
I’ve also written an epilogue at the end after the initial response to the talk.
Here’s another useful Rust pattern. Like the Typestate Pattern
before it, I wrote this because I haven’t seen the sort of obsessively nerdy
writeup that I wanted to read. And, as with the Typestate Pattern, I didn’t
invent this — I’m merely documenting and generalizing it.
Since it looks like some folks have been actually reading my blog, I’ve made a
pass over the site, looking for accessibility problems. I have increased visual
contrast and made links within articles slightly more obvious. The comments in
code samples are still under the WCAG recommended constrast level, but they’re
generated by a third party syntax highlighting library, so fixing them is more
Please let me know if you have any difficulty using the site!
And that’s great! But I want to know how things actually work, and those tools
put a lot of code between me and the machine.
In this post, I’ll show how to create a simple web graphics demo using none of
no libraries between our code and the platform. It’s the web equivalent of bare
The resulting WebAssembly module will be less than 300 bytes. That’s about
the same size as the previous paragraph.