Near the conclusion of my #100binaries Twitter series I started working on the blog post that contained all the tweets. It ended up posing a number of interesting challenges and design decisions, as well as a couple of Rust binaries. Whilst I don't think the process was necessary optimal I thought I'd share the process to show my approach to solving the problem. Perhaps the tools used and approach taken is interesting to others.
Hi I'm Wes 👋. I like warm weather and tinkering with computers; ranging from small microcontrollers, up to large servers and the operating systems that run upon them. I'm a Rustacean with a fondness for mechanical keyboards. I work at YesLogic on the Prince HTML to PDF converter. Read more on the about page →
I recently completed a #100binaries series on Twitter wherein I shared one open-source Rust tool or application each day, for one hundred days (Jul—Nov 2020). This post lists binaries 1–50. See page 2 for binaries 51–100.
After nearly 3 years and more than 3200 posts I'm going to slow down the posting frequency on Read Rust. I hope this will free up some spare time and make it easier to take breaks from social media. I aim to share all of the #rust2021 posts I can find, but after that I'll probably only share posts that seem particularly noteworthy or interesting.
I have my system configured1 to use JoyPixels for emoji, which I consider vastly more attractive than Noto Color Emoji. Sadly GitHub uses browser sniffing to detect Linux user-agents and replaces emoji with (badly aligned) images of Noto Color Emoji. They don't do this on macOS and Windows. In this post I explain how I worked around this.
This week I discovered some details of digital display technology that I was
previously unaware of: pixel formats. I have two Dell P2415Q displays
connected to my computer. One via DisplayPort, the other via HDMI.
The HDMI connected one was misbehaving and showing a dull picture. It turned
out I needed to force the HDMI port of my RX560 graphics card to use RGB output
instead of YCbCr. However, the
amdgpu driver does not expose a means to do
this. So, I used an EDID hack to make it look like the display only supported
I don't have time to build all the things I'd like to build, so I'm offering bounties on the following work.
Recently I aliased
top to ytop. Then I became aware of bottom, and
zenith. These are all terminal based system monitoring tools that you might
use instead of
top. In this post I set out to compare them.
It's been more than 10 years since I started working on the previous design for this website 😅. This feels like a good point to come up with a new one!