I'm very happy with how today's stream on atomics and memory ordering in turned out. Hopefully this'll help clear up the confusion and mystery that surrounds the std::sync::atomic module, and allow more people to write good concurrent code! youtube.com/watch?v=rMGWeSjctl

Video of the Drop Check stream is now up! This was a fun one — the topic is pretty niche already, but we got into some deliciously obscure (but educational) corners towards the end. Hopefully this should shed some light on PhantomData<T> and #[may_dangle]!
youtube.com/watch?v=TJOFSMpJdz

My Crust of Rust episode on subtyping and variance in is now up at youtu.be/iVYWDIW71jk. Even though it's a thorny topic that I'm fairly new to myself, I _think_ we managed to explain the concepts and their practical implications without too many 🍿 moments.

My segment on New Relic's "The Relians" 24h stream is now up on twitch.tv/videos/897132746! My stream partner, Aisha Blake, started out with no experience, yet we got all the way to a CSV-to-JSON converter 🎉 Good stream for anyone curious about this "Rust thing" coming from the world of JavaScript 🍿

I was interviewed on The Virtual World Podcast this weekend! It was an interesting conversation, and hopefully not just to me 😅 twitter.com/tytr_dev/status/13

First episode of The Unsafe Chronicles is now up on YouTube! We talk through some particularly funky unsoundness around aliasing a Box, and how to deal with it the context of the left-right concurrency primitive. youtube.com/watch?v=EY7Wi9fV5b

I'm going to try out a new type of stream on Saturday @ 6pm UTC (everytimezone.com/s/86025e61): "The Unsafe Chronicles". The idea is to go through an interesting experience with unsafe Rust code and how to fix it. It'll be more "explainer" than "coding" like my usual streams — but will hopefully be interesting nonetheless!

Recording of today's stream on making the concurrency primitive behind evmap's fast concurrent reads generic is now up! I think it turned out pretty great, and am excited to see what people might do with it! youtube.com/watch?v=eLNAMEoKAA

The PR (which still needs some cleanup before it'll land) is here for anyone who just wants to see where we ended up: github.com/jonhoo/rust-evmap/p

Recording of yesterday's Crust of Rust stream is now up! We made our way through implementations of bubble-, insertion-, selection-, and quicksort, and also benchmarked them all. And, crucially, we covered a bunch of Rust topics along the way! youtube.com/watch?v=h4RkCyJyXm

I'll be doing another Crust of Rust stream on sorting implementations this weekend. I'm thinking that since the algorithms are well-known, we can focus specifically on various -isms! The stream will be Saturday at 6pm UTC: everytimezone.com/s/15d26ae2. As usual I'll stream to both Twitch and YouTube, and upload the recording to YouTube after. This stream should hopefully be ok to follow even if you come from another language, so if you've been on the fence, now's a good time to watch 🍿

Good news everyone! I passed my thesis defense yesterday, and now only have some minor revisions to the thesis itself left before I am completely done 🎉 You can find a recording of the thesis presentation here: youtu.be/GctxvSPIfr8.
Since the thesis isn't _completely_ done, I haven't posted the actual document yet, though I will make it public once it's finalized. You can find the slides at jon.thesquareplanet.com/slides.

I'm live-streaming a practice run of my thesis defense in ~18h (everytimezone.com/s/97fc42c0). I recommend you watch the "real" talk on Wednesday instead (everytimezone.com/s/ac18c799twitter.com/jonhoo/status/1315) unless you specifically want to see an early draft and give feedback! But you're of course all warmly welcome ❤️

As the goal of this chapter is to make the broad strokes of the work approachable to a general audience, I figured I'd get as many eyes on it as possible. If something in there doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll see what I can do to improve it! No promises though 😅

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Hey folks! I'm still hacking away at my thesis, but wanted to share one chapter draft ahead of time: "Noria in simpler terms". It is my attempt at explaining my thesis work to those who do not have extensive database or systems experience, like my mom ❤️ jon.thesquareplanet.com/noria-

Oh, and I was recently interviewed by a new podcast called "Humans of Open Source" (pod.co/humans-of-open-source/). The episode is up on their website and other podcast apps now. I really like the premise of the podcast — to talk to "big" usernames in open source to highlight that there's a *human* behind each one. With a normal life, ups and downs, successes and failures. I'm hoping it might help reduce that common feeling of "otherness" in OSS!

I'm going to do another Q&A today at 8:30pm UTC (everytimezone.com/s/ca44742c)! You can still submit and vote on questions at menti.com/n5t48w9kgz, and we'll use the same page during the stream if more questions come up. Come ask me things 😅

Hey folks! It looks like the Q&A was pretty popular, though many people who couldn't make it live also wanted to ask questions. So, I'm going to do one more next week before I pack up my computer to move, and this time you can submit+vote for questions @ menti.com/n5t48w9kgz ! I don't know exactly when it'll be, but my current best guess is either this Tuesday or Wednesday at 8:30pm UTC (everytimezone.com/s/ca44742c). I'll announce once the final time is decided.

A side project of mine got delayed, so am finding myself with a bit of unexpected free time. So why not do an impromptu stream? It'll just be an informal chat/Q&A/AMA/office hours type thing, so bring on the questions 🦙 Starting in ~90m at 7pm UTC (everytimezone.com/s/297cd425)!

Today's stream on channels is now up! We built our own unbounded mpsc channel using Mutex and Condvar, and talked about synchronization, different channel types, and other possible implementations along the way. Hope you learn something! youtube.com/watch?v=b4mS5UPHh2

Time for another stream! In tomorrow's Crust of Rust we'll cover a simplified version of 's mpsc channel type, plus some discussion of other channel implementations. The stream will be on YouTube and Twitch at 8:30p UTC as usual (everytimezone.com/s/076c2397). See y'all there!

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