Starting A Print-On-Demand Business As A Software Engineer

One day I had the idea to make a print of my Github timeline. I liked the thought of bringing something "virtual" into the real world. 😄 So I called up my friend Wolfgang and we built codeprints. It's my first "physical" product, so I decided to share my learnings. … More »

So You Want To Earn Money With Open Source

I earned 0 Euros from maintaining OSS software for years, and I thought that's the way things are. I finally looked into ways to monetize my projects last year and in this talk I want to share what I learned along the way. It didn't make me rich (yet!), but I built my first sustainable side-project … More »

Launching a Side Project Backed by Github Sponsors

Yesterday we launched analysis-tools.dev. It's a project about comparing static analysis tools. What's best about the project is that it's completely open-source and backed by sponsors. If you like to do the same, keep reading! More »

Tips for Faster Rust Compile Times

When it comes to runtime performance, Rust is one of the fastest guns in the west. It is on par with the likes of C and C++ and sometimes even surpasses them. Compile times, however? That's a different story. Why Is Rust Compilation Slow? Wait a sec, slow in comparison to what? For example, if you c… More »

Gravity

Here's a test to check your age: Do you still remember that funny JavaScript gravity effect, which Google used on their homepage ten years ago? More »

Hacker Folklore

Some computer terms have a surprising legacy. Many of them are derived from long-obsolete technologies. This post tries to dust off the exciting history of some of these terms that we use every day but aren't quite sure about their origins. Most of the content comes from sources like Wikipedia (with… More »

A Timelapse of Timelapse

Timelapse is a little open-source screen recorder for macOS. It takes a screenshot every second and creates a movie in the end. To celebrate its unlikely 1.0 release today, I present here a timelapse of this project's journey. It just took ten years to get here. More »

A Tiny, Static, Full-Text Search Engine using Rust and WebAssembly

I wrote a basic search module that you can add to a static website. It's very lightweight (50kB-100kB gzipped) and should work with Hugo, Zola, and Jekyll. Only searching for entire words is supported. Try the search box on the left for a demo. The code is on Github. Static site generators are m… More »
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