December 2019

Bandcamp, Oh Bandcamp

Bandcamp is the best online music store, hands down. I've been using the site for seven years, and they continue to be my number one online music destination.

Their pro-listener, pro-artist business model is so simple, it's shocking. It doesn't involve tracking the snot out of users, injecting annoying ads, or trying to rip off artists. It's a simple, beautiful website that does what it sets out to do, better than anyone else.

Oh, and did I mention that the site is extremely fast, even on old hardware? Big props!

2020 New Years Resolution

A new year is rapidly approaching, so I thought, what is something that I've been wanting to do for a while but keep putting off.

Answer: Learn Go. I've had my eye on Go for a while now, and I've been very impressed with the overall design decisions and goals for the language. I think they got a lot of things right, which is no easy task.

Initially setting up the Go environment was a bit kludgey, but that has been ironed out as the language has matured. I say, 2020 is my year to Go! (It's a bad pun, I know.)