A Newsletter No More
The future of this blog includes it being a blog no more, at least not in the typical substackian / wordpressy / RSSfeedy sense.
I will be transitioning to a website with very few articles, which are well-researched and which I try to keep evergreen. Inspired by the model of David Chapman’s book blogs, with functionality and style similar to Nintil, and with a very high bar for publishing.
I expect this new blog to have no more than half a dozen articles in the next couple of years, the first of which will potentially appear before Christmas 2022
What will happen to my day-to-day writing?
Focus on writing less and better, hence the change in format.
Move my hot takes and the throwing of subcultural shade to Twitter. It seems like a much better medium for ideas in the rough. My handle there is @Cerebralab2
Record more of my podcast, I’m still not sure what it’s about, I think it’s about being a nomad.
If you are subscribed to this blog, I will be keeping your email on my list, and email you when I’ve written or updated an article on this new longform blog. Don’t expect weekly or even monthly emails anymore.
If you enjoyed the writing here as part of your routine, then following me on twitter or adding my podcast to your player (or both) will hopefully replicate that experience.
If you recently emailed me offering to help me review and edit, I will be keeping you up to speed with where I hold my drafts for these new longform evergreen articles.
The articles on cerebralab.com and the current epistem.ink will be preserved and merged together on this new website, under an “archive” of sorts, with old links from both epistem.ink and cerebralab.com still working.
The new blog will be closer to the feel of cerebralab, but without the comment section and with some QOL features for long-form reading (e.g. removing the sticky header).
Email me if you’ve got opinion on the design, or opinions on how I could switch to a more “modern” form of hosting, i.e. one that allows my code to run on a minute share of VMs resources across the globe and comes with a distributed SQL database.
I do want to lay out some more thoughts as to why I want to move away from the blog format, and towards podcasts and twitter, even though I myself consume more blogs than pods and chirps.
But it’s the kind of thing that would fit the twitter-thread or rambling-podcast format better, so expect to see that there at some point this year.
Also, if you’re around Japan this week, or in Thailand thereafter, hit me, and let’s grab a cup of tea!
Distributed SQL ? You are way late in the curve, I had a coworker who used RabbitMQ as a time loop database, basically he keept sending messagge around.
And another one who suggested to use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CubeSat to have a truly distributed network.