About a year ago I put together a quick site, Systems & Papers,
and made the Github repo public earlier today.
The rough idea was to combine the learning-by-doing of Project Euler
with relevant software engineering papers, and make it easier to get exposure to some of the
important ideas from infrastructure engineering.
It was also a project for me to get more familiar with Ruby, which is used heavily at my work,
but which I hadn’t used much previously.
I migrated the software engineering papers to a blog post,
and have moved the [Redis problem]((/redis-protocol/) and AST refactoring
problems into blog posts as well.
It was also a fun opportunity to get more familiar with RunKit,
which provides a dynamic prototyping environment that is really effective for usecases
like submitting a simple solution to problems over an HTTP API.
Overall, was a bunch of fun, but glad to disable auto-renew on the domain,
free up some space on my Kubernetes cluster, and move on to the next project.