Arabesque is my blog, to which I post articles related to system administration and programming. It has a long term average of 1,000 visits per day, with over 800 Google Reader subscribers, and had over 100,000 visits in the first month of its existence. To date, articles from this blog have been featured on the front page of Hacker News seven times.
Frequent topics include advanced usage guidelines for the Bash shell, the text editor Vim, and the terminal multiplexer tmux, as well as best practices for system administration and programming.
Articles from this site are regularly featured as top links on technical sections of Reddit. My “Vim anti-patterns” article and my “Unix as IDE” series reached the front page of Hacker News, each accumulating around 25,000 visits in 24 hours. “Vim anti-patterns” was included in the April 2012 issue of print magazine Hacker Monthly. “Unix as IDE” was discussed by the popular programming blogger John D. Cook, and referenced in a survey of Linux on IBM’s popular DeveloperWorks site.
Some favourite reviews and responses:
As always, this is a really good post … congratulations for the 100,000 visits, you really deserve it.
— Magnun, on “Vi mode in Bash”
I'd be surprised how good this article is if I wasn't already aware how good that author is with Unix.
— 5aggregates, on “Actually using ed”
The article is as cool as his hat.
— gamzer (Reddit user), on “Using more of ex”
I rarely see posts about Bash tips and learn anything new. This is brilliant, such a great feature, thanks.
— dioltas (Reddit user), on “Command line editing”
I just want to say that I’ve been reading your articles today and I really appreciate your lucid style of writing. Your examples inspire my enthusiasm to explore and experiment with Bash. I read your first two articles on UNIX as IDE, as well as the article on awk and regular expressions, and I really enjoyed them even though I’m not a programmer. Thank you for giving this beginner a boost. I’ll be back again.
— Scott Dunn, on “Bash shell expansion”