Hi! I'm Amos. I make long articles and videos about how computers work — well, how they sometimes work. My content is long-form, didactic and exploratory, and I often find a way to talk about Rust.

I owe a debt of gratitude to every one of my patrons, without whom none of this content would exist. Y'all are the best. Let's keep learning stuff together.

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How does the detour crate work?

We want to hook a function, so that our code gets called... but we also want the original code to execute. How the heck does that work?

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Recent articles

November 2022

Becoming fasterthanlime full-time

As of today, I am no longer employed by fly.io.

We're both very sad, and we've promised to stay friends and send postcards to each other over winter break. (I'm excited, too — Annie makes great postcards)

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October 2022

The HTTP crash course nobody asked for

HTTP does a pretty good job staying out of everyone's way.

If you're reading this article, there's a solid chance it was delivered to you over HTTP. Even if you're reading this from an RSS reader or something. And you didn't even have to think about it!

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July 2022

Proc macro support in rust-analyzer for nightly rustc versions

I don't mean to complain. Doing software engineering for a living is a situation of extreme privilege. But there's something to be said about how alienating it can be at times.

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Latest series

November 2022

Updating fasterthanli.me for 2022

In 2020, I switched from a static site generator to something homemade.

And, as tradition commands, I did a whole write-up about it.

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December 2021

Don't shell out!

In this series, I change a critical component of this website's asset pipeline from "just calling a bunch of external tools" to statically linking with everything I need to process assets. It involves autoconf, CMake, Meson, CI, pkg-config, and some code crimes.

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