RT @obryant666: Gollum was actually a software guru, on the level of Hall and Oates.
RT @obryant666: I've been putting more thought into names after reading @elementsofclj. So what do you call a collection of collections?

(…
RT @paulg: Judging from Zoom's stock price, the prediction market known as the Nasdaq started to understand about the coronavirus at the be…
RT @obryant666: I've also made a slack workspace for discussing Findka's roadmap, features, bugs etc with users. Just me so far, but please…
RT @paulg: If you mention an inflation-adjusted number on Twitter, there will always be a reply saying "What about inflation?"
RT @paulg: A lot of people think using Medium is a substitute for having your own blog. But there's a critical difference: no moderator can…
RT @obryant666: PSA
Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin is probably the best album ever recorded.

I've also recently discovered the album Die…
RT @paulg: Writing Basic programs (I'm teaching my son Basic) reminds me that there was once a time when I used to be impressed when my pro…
RT @paulg: Acting one week earlier would have saved more than half the lives that will be lost to the coronavirus in the US.

https://t.co/…
RT @obryant666: I used to keep track of all my tasks in a todo.txt file. However I felt like it resulted in me doing lots of errands. For t…
RT @paulg: "In American movies and TV shows, the guy with the British accent is always either the dimwit or the mastermind."

— 8 yo
RT @obryant666: Ugh. None of Findka's emails are getting delivered to Yahoo addresses.

I'm tempted to send a notification to people with Y…
RT @obryant666: After throwing shade at companies who mess up my name, I must shamefully admit that my own company is doing the same thing.…
RT @obryant666: Clojure on HN right now (The Impedance Mismatch Is Our Fault): https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22803776

Great video btw.
RT @paulg: "Someone should write a program to do this crap."

— 11 yo, tiring of Basic's verbosity, proposes the IDE

(I told him there are…
RT @paulg: People I know in Japan have told me the government was lying about the number of coronavirus cases. Now the former prime ministe…
RT @obryant666: One of my favorite things about Linux is that it just works
RT @obryant666: Just finished Mystery Cows, an example web app (board game) for learning ClojureScript. It has a really interesting archite…
RT @mwseibel: On the first day of YC W20 Online Demo Day, we saw over 1600 investors request over 14,000 introductions to the 197 companies…
RT @obryant666: Latest newsletter, including but not limited to auto-generating usernames from Shakespearean insults.
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RT @obryant666: Non-covid-19 tweet:
Weekly recommendations from http://findka.com just went out for the third time. Now there's enoug…
RT @obryant666: I've just released trident.firestore, a #clojure (script) wrapper for #firebase's Firestore
https://github.com/jacobobryant/trident/blob/master/doc/firestore.md

You ca…
RT @ycombinator: "There seems to be a lot of surprise that we would release all this information. But YC has this foundational idea that we…
RT @obryant666: You might be on too much #Clojure if you see this and think "that doesn't make any sense, why doesn't it say assoc?"

(happ…
RT @obryant666: Newsletter just went out: thoughts on recommender system economics, the launch of @MaterializeInc , and trying out @pioneer…
RT @obryant666: Some interesting thoughts on recommender systems and the associated economics (from @lexfridman's podcast): https://t.co/9d…
RT @obryant666: Big announcement: I've completely reworked http://findka.com. It's now a simple, personalized newsletter: you tell fi…
RT @obryant666: @Em_hack @multisHQ @natewave noice
Though I haven't done it myself, this should be even easier to do now that Firebase Exte…
RT @frankmcsherry: Big news! Like, REALLY big news.

We're popping the lid on @MaterializeInc today. You can check out our sweet new web pa…
RT @ycombinator: The deadline to apply for the next YC batch is March 16, but we review applications and interview startups all year. In fa…
RT @obryant666: Just posted Firebase Authentication With Clojure (https://jacobobryant.com/post/2020/authentication/).

Also sent out some progress updates on Findka…
RT @obryant666: Just posted Landing Pages With Clojure And Firebase (https://jacobobryant.com/post/2020/landing-pages/)

Also lots of UX improvements to Findka and t…
RT @obryant666: Perks of marrying an Asian: "This is too sweet for me, you can have it"
RT @obryant666: Findka now auto-embeds your youtube videos, e.g. https://jennyobryant.com/watch/v/WF66-5TOsKo/
RT @daltonc: The google chrome "articles for you" feature is the best recommendation system I regularly interact with.

(best = I am consi…
RT @obryant666: Released some updates for http://findka.com today. Still pretty toyish, but should be easy to use now. Next up is add…
RT @obryant666: AWS Battles, Episode 1: in which our hero triumphs over evil and gets a Datomic app to deploy successfully
https://t.co/YVH…
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RT @nwthomas_: When I started @LambdaSchool, I decided that a good way to practice coding was to follow the example of my mentors and push…
RT @obryant666: An emoji for sincerity, in case that seems sarcastic (it's not):
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RT @Austen: Park City is an enclave of California that just happens to be physically located in Utah https://twitter.com/bryce/status/1197176627379073024
RT @obeattie: This guy’s plane working situation is some next level shit. 🤯
RT @Austen: What's it like running a school with thousands of students on Slack?

The Lambda School Slack instance has over 5,000 custom em…
RT @iamdevloper: Tech Hogwarts.

Complete the title:

Harry Potter and the ________
RT @obryant666: Experimenting with a complementary product for Lagukan: https://findka.com, a recommender system for everything.

Retw…
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Gollum was actually a software guru, on the level of Hall and Oates.
I've been putting more thought into names after reading @elementsofclj. So what do you call a collection of collections?

(def hobbits [:bilbo :frodo])
(def more-hobbits [:merry :pippin])
(def hobbitses [hobbits more-hobbits]) ; naturally
I've also made a slack workspace for discussing Findka's roadmap, features, bugs etc with users. Just me so far, but please join if you're interested: https://join.slack.com/t/findka/shared_invite/zt-e1y4fufk-QY5ws53W~GJV4n8hGTabnQ
PSA
Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin is probably the best album ever recorded.

I've also recently discovered the album Die Einzige by Alina (https://open.spotify.com/album/0fwbPw7PoXbBgQKjBaQB9u). I have no idea what any of the words mean because I don't speak German, but it has a lot of really catchy songs.
I used to keep track of all my tasks in a todo.txt file. However I felt like it resulted in me doing lots of errands. For the past ~2 years I've instead been using a deep neural net to prioritize tasks for me, and it works great. Here's how:
Ugh. None of Findka's emails are getting delivered to Yahoo addresses.

I'm tempted to send a notification to people with Yahoo addresses through my personal account and then block new yahoo signups.
After throwing shade at companies who mess up my name, I must shamefully admit that my own company is doing the same thing.

Is it embarrassing? Yes. Could I fix it? Of course. Does it have to be fixed right now? Nope...

(Also: thanks to whoever submitted my article :) )
Clojure on HN right now (The Impedance Mismatch Is Our Fault): https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22803776

Great video btw.
One of my favorite things about Linux is that it just works
Just finished Mystery Cows, an example web app (board game) for learning ClojureScript. It has a really interesting architecture that I realized how to do just last week.
https://github.com/jacobobryant/mystery-cows
Latest newsletter, including but not limited to auto-generating usernames from Shakespearean insults.
https://jacobobryant.substack.com/p/a-chatroom-for-mystery-cows-thou
Non-covid-19 tweet:
Weekly recommendations from http://findka.com just went out for the third time. Now there's enough data to start doing a little bit of collaborative filtering instead of mostly-random recommendations. Exciting times. A few surprising things I've learned:
I've just released trident.firestore, a #clojure (script) wrapper for #firebase's Firestore
https://github.com/jacobobryant/trident/blob/master/doc/firestore.md

You can read some additional commentary in this week's newsletter which also just went out: https://jacobobryant.substack.com/p/just-released-tridentfirestore?r=3i6f7&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=twitter
You might be on too much #Clojure if you see this and think "that doesn't make any sense, why doesn't it say assoc?"

(happened to me today)
Newsletter just went out: thoughts on recommender system economics, the launch of @MaterializeInc , and trying out @pioneerdotapp for a couple weeks.
https://tinyletter.com/jacobobryant/letters/recommender-system-economics-reactive-queries-and-thoughts-on-pioneer

Forgot to add a link, but https://twitter.com/IndieHackers/status/1231073131936276481 is a good read and relevant to the last section.
Some interesting thoughts on recommender systems and the associated economics (from @lexfridman's podcast): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYIKy_FM9x0&t=1433s
Big announcement: I've completely reworked http://findka.com. It's now a simple, personalized newsletter: you tell findka what you like, then you get a weekly email with recommendations. First batch will go out next week; sign up and let me know what you think!
@Em_hack @multisHQ @natewave noice
Though I haven't done it myself, this should be even easier to do now that Firebase Extensions are a thing, including one for sending email (https://firebase.google.com/products/extensions/firestore-send-email, released about a month after this post was published)
Just posted Firebase Authentication With Clojure (https://jacobobryant.com/post/2020/authentication/).

Also sent out some progress updates on Findka (https://tinyletter.com/jacobobryant/letters/jacobobryant-com-update-5).
A somewhat sad reality I've been thinking about: if all your code is clean, you're moving too slowly.
Just posted Landing Pages With Clojure And Firebase (https://jacobobryant.com/post/2020/landing-pages/)

Also lots of UX improvements to Findka and the beginnings of a recommender system. Now would be a great time to try it out ;) https://findka.com
I interrupt your regularly scheduled tweets to bring you this recording of me playing The Older I Get by Skillet

https://jacobobryant.com/watch/v/0_92Ok_0CxQ/
Want a distraction-free Twitter feed? http://findka.com
Also works with Reddit, HN, Youtube (and you can manually enter RSS feeds for anything else)
Perks of marrying an Asian: "This is too sweet for me, you can have it"
Findka now auto-embeds your youtube videos, e.g. https://jennyobryant.com/watch/v/WF66-5TOsKo/
Some misc work updates, including
- (no longer) using airtable as a backend
- some new architecture for Findka
- workflow improvements

https://jacobobryant.com/blog/2020-01-13/
Released some updates for http://findka.com today. Still pretty toyish, but should be easy to use now. Next up is adding more integrations + building the recommender system (the fun part).
AWS Battles, Episode 1: in which our hero triumphs over evil and gets a Datomic app to deploy successfully
https://jacobobryant.com/post/2019/aws-battles-ep-1/
I've recently set up a low-code pipeline for generating rss/atom feeds from links you save to Pocket. (https://jacobobryant.com/recommendations/). Blog post coming soon. Planning to use this as a way to generate data for Findka (recommender system).
An emoji for sincerity, in case that seems sarcastic (it's not):
🎉
Experimenting with a complementary product for Lagukan: https://findka.com, a recommender system for everything.

Retweets appreciated, trying to build a mailing list of anyone interested
Judging from Zoom's stock price, the prediction market known as the Nasdaq started to understand about the coronavirus at the beginning of February.
If you mention an inflation-adjusted number on Twitter, there will always be a reply saying "What about inflation?"
A lot of people think using Medium is a substitute for having your own blog. But there's a critical difference: no moderator can delete your posts from your own blog.
Writing Basic programs (I'm teaching my son Basic) reminds me that there was once a time when I used to be impressed when my programs were long. Look at all the work I've done, I used to think.
Acting one week earlier would have saved more than half the lives that will be lost to the coronavirus in the US.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/opinion/covid-social-distancing.html
"In American movies and TV shows, the guy with the British accent is always either the dimwit or the mastermind."

— 8 yo
"Someone should write a program to do this crap."

— 11 yo, tiring of Basic's verbosity, proposes the IDE

(I told him there are programs that do it, but the real solution is just to use a better language.)
If you could fix one thing about Twitter, what would it be?
On the first day of YC W20 Online Demo Day, we saw over 1600 investors request over 14,000 introductions to the 197 companies featured on the site. Thank you YC Demo Day investors. The YC team and the W20 batch appreciate your support.
11 Canadian companies in Y Combinator’s Winter 2020 Demo Day: http://ow.ly/ovH650yP1Gk
"There seems to be a lot of surprise that we would release all this information. But YC has this foundational idea that we are just trying to help founders wherever they are. This is another step in that direction." —@harris https://www.businessinsider.com/y-combinator-guide-for-startups-series-a-funding-2020-2?utmSource=twitter&utmContent=referral&utmTerm=topbar&referrer=twitter
The deadline to apply for the next YC batch is March 16, but we review applications and interview startups all year. In fact, we interviewed and accepted a startup for YC S20 last week. If you apply early, there’s a chance you’ll get an early interview: http://ow.ly/jA0J50ypvwC
twitter is just pub-sub with outrage
Tech Hogwarts.

Complete the title:

Harry Potter and the ________
The google chrome "articles for you" feature is the best recommendation system I regularly interact with.

(best = I am consistently interested in a high % the recommendations)
The most important experience to have in Silicon Valley is to see someone incredibly smart start a company, think to yourself, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” and watch them become wildly successful.
What's it like running a school with thousands of students on Slack?

The Lambda School Slack instance has over 5,000 custom emoji.

We have a weekly meeting to review all new custom emoji to make sure nothing inappropriate is added.
Park City is an enclave of California that just happens to be physically located in Utah https://twitter.com/bryce/status/1197176627379073024
When I started @LambdaSchool, I decided that a good way to practice coding was to follow the example of my mentors and push code every day

Earlier this month, I hit a solid year of heat on my GitHub heat graph 🔥

It's a meaningful milestone to me in my personal journey
This guy’s plane working situation is some next level shit. 🤯
I talked to four different founders in four different countries and when I asked them why they decided to start a company all of them said that reading the essays of @paulg was a significant part of making them realize it was possible to do so. The written word has so much power