The Uber of Poland

A few years ago I was visiting a friend in Warsaw, Poland. With a local guide, I was able to get a glimpse into the lifestyle of young people. One thing I noticed was that cabs were relatively expensive and there was no Uber available. It turned out that most young people instead used a community-op… More »

Your First Business Should Be An Excel Sheet

One of the best decisions I made in 2020 was to open my calendar to everyone. People book appointments to chat about open-source projects, content creation, and business ideas. When we talk about business ideas, people usually gravitate towards problems suitable for startups. Things like using artif… More »

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 so far. It didn't make me rich (yet!), but I built my first sustainable side-project with an… More »

My Blog Just Got Faster: Cloudflare Workers and AVIF Support

Did I mention that this website is fast? Oh yeah, I did, multiple times. It's never fast enough, so today I go one step further by adding support for the new AVIF image format to the blog. The results were suprising. 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 those. Compile times, however? That's another story. Below is a list of tips and tricks on how to make your Rust project compile faster today. Th… 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 »
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