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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…
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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…
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RT @obryant666: Some interesting thoughts on recommender systems and the associated economics (from @lexfridman's podcast): https://t.co/9d…
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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
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RT @obryant666: I've recently set up a low-code pipeline for generating rss/atom feeds from links you save to Pocket. (https://t.co/X1DwbiF…
RT @Austen: The most important experience to have in Silicon Valley is to see someone incredibly smart start a company, think to yourself,…
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):
🎉
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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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
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
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
"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
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).
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
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"
twitter is just pub-sub with outrage
If you could fix one thing about Twitter, what would it be?
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/
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)
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).
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.
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
An emoji for sincerity, in case that seems sarcastic (it's not):
🎉
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.
Tech Hogwarts.

Complete the title:

Harry Potter and the ________
Park City is an enclave of California that just happens to be physically located in Utah https://twitter.com/bryce/status/1197176627379073024
This guy’s plane working situation is some next level shit. 🤯
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
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