About this blog

Applied Computing Research Labs (ACRL) is a small business doing open-source research and development in distributed systems. This space hosts approximately weekly updates about what we’ve been up to! We’ll talk about Kubernetes, Rust, Golang, the tech industry, and more!

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Open-source development is a notoriously thankless job. Usually it’s done as a hobby, in a person’s spare time. At ACRL we are attempting to change this! While this blog is not our sole, or even primary, source of income, every little bit helps! If you believe that developers should be able to make a living working on open source projects, and you like the work that we’re doing, please consider subscribing to help us keep doing it!

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Open-source research and development in distributed systems