Orhun's Blog | FOSS • Linux • Programming

Setting up a packaging environment for Alpine Linux (introducing alpkg)

14 minute read Published: 2023-03-27

Recently I have been interested in Alpine Linux and thought it would be nice to maintain some Rust packages in their repositories. In this post, I will share my notes/adventures on setting up a packaging environment and a tool called "alpkg" for automating this process.

Zig Bits 0x2: Using defer to defeat memory leaks

17 minute read Published: 2023-03-21

Let's talk about how to detect memory leaks in Zig and avoid them by using the defer statement.

If you have one project and you keep bragging about it, just stop.

4 minute read Published: 2023-03-13

Some thoughts on projects and ego management.

Introducing runst: Handle desktop notifications neatly on Linux!

8 minute read Published: 2023-03-05

runst is a dead simple notification daemon 🦡 In this post, I'm introducing the project and giving different usage examples that will improve your Linux desktop experience.

Zig Bits 0x1: Returning slices from functions

10 minute read Published: 2023-02-17

I decided to start a new blog series called "Zig Bits" where I share interesting bits of information about the Zig programming language. This series will be especially for beginners because I'm also a beginner.

Packaging Rust Applications for the NPM Registry

16 minute read Published: 2023-01-24

Recently I packaged my project git-cliff (changelog generator written in Rust) for NPM with the help of my friend @atlj. I thought this would be an interesting topic for a blog post since it has a certain technical depth about distributing binaries and frankly it still amazes me how the whole thing works so smoothly. So let's create a simple Rust project, package it for NPM and fully automate the release process via GitHub Actions.

Zero-dependency random number generation in Rust

16 minute read Published: 2023-01-03

Let's investigate how to generate random numbers without external dependencies in Rust.

Open Source Grindset Explained

12 minute read Published: 2022-12-25

Let's talk about how to develop an open sourcerer mindset.

I finally found out why I'm so depressed

3 minute read Published: 2022-07-06

I'm in Norway and depressed.

My motivation towards working on open source

4 minute read Published: 2022-07-02

Some thoughts about open source and the software industry.