My name is Brandur Leach (@brandur). I'm an engineer at Stripe, and am interested in service engineering, APIs, Vim, Tmux, Ruby, Go, terminal productivity, running, fixed gear riding, history, urban design, and metal.
A Guide to Free CA-Signed Certificates
Getting a certificate that most browsers would accept used to be difficult and expensive, but that's changing as we enter a relative golden age of web encryption. Read this for options for getting certificates issued for free.
My Heroku Values
Some of my favorite practices and ideas from almost four years at Heroku.
Exploring Object Hierarchies in Psql
Using backslash commands in psql to navigate and describe object hierarchy in Postgres and Redshift.
Running at Stripe
Crunching running data with prepared statements in Postgres.
Rate Limiting, Cells, and GCRA
Implementing rate limiting using Generic Cell Rate Algorithm (GCRA), a sliding window algorithm without a drip process.
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Google Engineering Principles
Older fragments are available here.