August 07, 2020

I read this summary of smart speaker usage and was struck by how little adoption third party smart speaker apps are gaining. It's not particularly surprising: just ask anyone not familiar with the technology if they've used an alexa skill. It seems like the third party ecosystem would have been more robust by now. A Quick Note on Discoverability From what I've been reading, there's a ton of…

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I really wanted to try out github actions for my newest project, plaud.io. So I did. It's a CI/CD tool that's fully integrated into your github repo workflow. The jist is this: you have workflows, which run completely independently. You have jobs inside those workflows, which can run independently or based on a a DAG style dependency model. And, inside jobs you have steps. Each step is either a…

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