Dan Luu is creating programming blog posts
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I write danluu.com, a blog about programming and the programming industry. If you'd like to donate as a token of your appreciation, that would be great!

I sometimes daydream about making enough that I could do experiments, data analysis, explanations, and literature reviews full time, but it might be a while before that's practical :-).

Some of these are currently funded decently (in the world at large), but textual explanations are woefully underfunded. The big source of textual explanations for tech topics are CS and engineering professors, but professors at top schools are judged by research, and it shows. No offense to professors who write textbooks, but Gary Bernhardt's explanation of networking is better than anything I've seen in a textbook, and it's basically funded by his videos. It's possible to sell videos, newsletter access, and zines, but if I want to learn something, I don't find any of those to be very good for me. I don't know if donations/crowdfunding will work for things like explanations of branch predictionSattolo's algorithmcache eviction algorithms, etc., but I don't think any classical funding model really works for this.
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Short-form posts
$16 or more per month
You'll get access to my patreon posts, which are things that are too long for twitter and too short or half-baked for my blog.
Sponsor
$1,024 or more per month
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I write danluu.com, a blog about programming and the programming industry. If you'd like to donate as a token of your appreciation, that would be great!

I sometimes daydream about making enough that I could do experiments, data analysis, explanations, and literature reviews full time, but it might be a while before that's practical :-).

Some of these are currently funded decently (in the world at large), but textual explanations are woefully underfunded. The big source of textual explanations for tech topics are CS and engineering professors, but professors at top schools are judged by research, and it shows. No offense to professors who write textbooks, but Gary Bernhardt's explanation of networking is better than anything I've seen in a textbook, and it's basically funded by his videos. It's possible to sell videos, newsletter access, and zines, but if I want to learn something, I don't find any of those to be very good for me. I don't know if donations/crowdfunding will work for things like explanations of branch predictionSattolo's algorithmcache eviction algorithms, etc., but I don't think any classical funding model really works for this.

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Tiers
Short-form posts
$16 or more per month
You'll get access to my patreon posts, which are things that are too long for twitter and too short or half-baked for my blog.
Sponsor
$1,024 or more per month
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