Open invitation: reach me at nh at natehn.com. Or, follow me via the methods on the homepage.
The quickest way to get an update when I post new writing is to follow the RSS feed.1 I recommend receiving RSS alerts by email, through a tool like Distill.2 Or you can add it to an RSS Reader3 of your choice!
Another option is using a web monitoring app. I again recommend Distill, which has a web app and browser extensions, and can do its check using your computer rather than on the cloud.4 The app will email you whenever it detects changes. (Please set the time interval to at least a few days - don’t make a computer use a bunch of energy checking this website every hour when I only post every few months.)
Or, watch the GitHub repo
If you want all the gritty details, you can always see the latest updates to the website on GitHub.
RSS stands for RDF Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. We all owe much to the late Aaron Swartz, who helped develop RSS, along with Markdown (the syntax I use to write articles for this site), Creative Commons (the license on which this website’s license is based), and Reddit. ↩︎
You can also set up more complicated stuff like a Zapier integration if you like. ↩︎
My favorite is Feedly, which has a great iOS app, but there are also plenty of free and open-source options. (Apparently Microsoft Outlook also has an RSS reading feature.) ↩︎
One of the most popular apps for this is VisualPing, and it works well, but I prefer Distill’s apps. There are also self-hosted web monitoring solutions available, like Huginn. ↩︎