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In total, I've written 510 essays, snippets, tutorials, and notes!
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Essay Getting Senpai To Notice You1 ♥
How to break the cold start problem in content creation as a new entrant to any field, and getting the leaders of that field to at least read your writing and know your name.
Profile on Livecycle.io Devx Project
I was interviewed for Livecycle's DevX interview series [here](https://livecycle.io/blogs/devx-project-swyx/). Reproducing for posterity.
Some show notes for my Svelte Summit talk for those who are looking for all the references and cut content.
a brief meditation on why we keep trying to build God Endpoints and why we will fail until we figure out interfaces.
Paradigm Lost (CascadiaJS 2022 Talk Notes)1 ♥
Some show notes for my CascadiaJS talk for those who are looking for all the references and cut content.
Podcast Real talk on DevRel with Devmode.fm
Back again with Andrew Welch and crew to talk the evolving meta of DevRel.
Daniel Bryant interviewed me about my DXTips article on The End of Localhost! a really enjoyable tour through the post with commentary and reactions.
Essay What if your Index Page was Smart?
Let's rethink the humble Index Page from first principles.
Essay The Surprisingly High Table Stakes of Modern Blogs3 ♥
Bottom Line Up Front: You are probably underestimating how much goes into blogging technology these days.
The Twitter API has changed (from v1 to v2), and Python has gone from 2 to 3, and Google is still serving up loads of outdated results.
Essay Writing my first Security blogpost
Today's fun emergency at work was a first - writing a security postmortem for a breach of an _open source user_ (aka not a breach of us, which seems the norm).
Podcast How to Thought Lead, the Metacreator Ceiling, and Learning in Public on the Build in Public podcast
KP is the Build in Public guy and invited me on his pod to talk about LIP, but we sidetracked to talk about devrel, the content metagame, and my upcoming post on How to Thought Lead.
Essay Breaking Barbarian
This week in a [Svelte Radio recording](https://twitter.com/swyx/status/1555596996744028160), @rich-harris commented that something I said was "uniquely swyx": an offhand observation that "we are all professional streamers now" [^1]. I responded that I've been calling this behavior "barbarianism" - you can listen to the full explanation [when the episode drops in future](https://www.svelteradio.com/).
Essay The Great Unzippening
Society is splintering in an unacceptable way and I have a metaphor for it.
What to do when iCloud is stuck on uploading items2 ♥
I use iCloud as my syncing engine for my [Obsidian Second Brain](https://www.swyx.io/obsidian-brain), and twice now I've seen iCloud get corrupted into a really bad state. I also [back up everything to github](https://github.com/sw-yx/brain), so I dont really experience much data loss, but it is annoying to see iCloud be so unreliable at even the simple task of syncing mostly text files.
Essay How to Manifest a Meetup1 ♥
This week I was visiting NYC for work reasons, and found myself with a gap on my schedule for Thursday night. So I [tweeted out an invite](https://twitter.com/swyx/status/1546219659195826178):
Talk Bun vs Deno - New Runtimes for the Third Age of JS
Podcast Talking DX on Syntax.fm
Syntax.fm is one of the shows I really leaned on when learning the ropes in tech, so it was a huge honor to be invited.
Essay Sharding Yourself4 ♥
An advanced tip for high-volume writers.