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.
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.
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.
Let's investigate how to generate random numbers without external dependencies in Rust.
Let's talk about how to develop an open sourcerer mindset.
I'm in Norway and depressed.
Some thoughts about open source and the software industry.
I don't use Spotify or any other streaming platform for listening to music. Some call it old habits, some call it needless effort, but I'm very used to downloading MP3 files over the internet and putting them in a folder on my phone then using the whatever default media player I have installed. However, for a couple of years, I have been following a better and automated approach for taking my music offline and feeling a bit less like I'm in a consumerism bubble.
Recently one of my clients requested me to maintain their Rust project. It is a web server that is built with Rocket + Diesel and running stable for a couple of years now. Like any other Rust developer would do, the first thing that I checked was the outdated dependencies via
cargo-outdated. The result was close to what I expected: most of the dependencies were out-of-date. However, among all those crates, rust-jwt caught my eye. It was 12 minor versions behind!
sysctl is a simple and great tool for modifying the kernel parameters. It does its job very well by providing an easy-to-use interface for
/proc/sys. It is maintained as a part of procps toolkit for years and it can easily be considered a legacy tool today. So why not push it to its limits and turn it into a more user-friendly and even more useful tool with the power of Rust?