Linking to external posts from Jekyll

I’d like this site to list all my public activity. Unfortunately, the web is a mess. To find my posts before late 2016, you have to scour Google. And in future I will surely write new posts on other platforms, such as professional blogs. I don’t want you and I to have to hunt for these posts.

Instead, I’ve set up an “external post” system here. This site uses Jekyll, and I can write post files like this:

---
title: "Low latency, large working set, and GHC's garbage collector: pick two of three"
external_url: "https://making.pusher.com/latency-working-set-ghc-gc-pick-two/"
---

When my homepage layout sees this post, it will link to the external site instead. Now you and I have a searchable list of all my posts, whether they’re published on this site or not.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be copying over links to posts from olden days.

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