Projects

A quick summary of what I'm working on, what is already working and a little bit about what I'm trying to get done.

Web-Apps

My Movies  My favicon

Visualize a given kodi database. Displaying movies, collections and a home screen.
Lesson learned: Now as a platform has a great DX and works pretty good so far.

Live (2.26.0) My Movies

cats-react  Cats favicon

A rewrite of the original cats web-app, because the sdk-version is deprecated.
Lesson learned: Using Firebase and their 3-way binding with react-redux worked again very well.

Live (1.5.0) Cats

Contributions

Signal  Signal favicon

Wearable Notifications
PR: #3010$11.02USD

QuickContact in GroupMembersDialog
PR: #3033$10.60USD

Wearable reply
PR: #3244$9.02USD


Lesson learned: So great to even be rewared with Bitcoins. Thanks to OpenWhipserSystems very own Bithub.

Signal-cli

README clarifications
PR: #47


Lesson learned: Feels good to give at least something back, even if it is only README clarifications.

npm-package-json-lint

absolute version dependencies
PR: #39


Lesson learned: Great example for an OSS project getting feature richer by contributions.

NPM

crunch-css

Generates common css file for all passed html-pages and rewrites them to include that css-file (via usemin blocks). Greatly reduces the css footprint of bootstrap-based homepages.
Lesson learned: Node.js and npm are a great combination to create, distribute and use small modules of software.

1.1.1 crunch-css

gitviz

Generates information about the object database of a given git-repository. Most likely only usefull for teaching purposes.
Lesson learned: Once you go async, nothing behaves like you naively thought it would. Combined with global state, you are in race condition hell. Get out: use promises consistently.

0.8.0 gitviz

kodiremote

A command-line tool to remote control your kodi installation. Included in my i3-config, I'm able to quickly pause movies from my laptop.
Lesson learned: Tested Crockfords style of writing JS with this project. Didn't improve the projects code wildly, but might have been to small of a project to see big improvements.

0.1.1 kodiremote

git-objectids

Get all object-ids from a git repository.
Lesson learned: Feels good to create a small reuseable module.

1.0.0 git-objectids

Rust

hello_world

Automatically generated hello_world example (by cargo init), playground around binary size, link-time optimization, multi-platform, docker and image size.
Lesson learned: Fun to play around with a compiled language again. Creating docker images from scratch, etc.

0.3.0 hello_world

add-customer

Small cli tool, to add new customers to the "backend" of our Häfner Technology GbR. Neat little tool to solve a real problem in Rust.
Lesson learned: It takes a while to get on the same level again, especially when switching from a lax language (JS) to a strict one (Rust).

0.5.1 add-customer

3D-Printing

Part of the 3D-Printing community. Go have a look HERE.

Miscellaneous

Dotfiles

After moving all my computers to Linux I felt the need to have the same look and feel on all the systems. I googled „dotfiles” and found a whole universe around them on github. After choosing one and adding some features (Zero Prerequisites, Automatic update, etc.) I published my own dotfiles repo.
Lesson learned: Keeping all your config-files in sync really makes it a lot easier/faster and more comfortable to use your systems. It also gives you a great headstart after a fresh OS installation.

Evolving Dotfiles

Websites

Kastell-Apotheke  Kastell-Apotheke favicon

Redid the website in Jeykll. Got sick of Wordpress, constant security holes, updates break settings, nasty stuff. Just not stable enough in the long run.
Lesson learned: Jekyll isn't a silver-bullet either. Doing sophisticated html, no Markdown, Jekyll looses a lot of its charm.

Live (3.5) Kastell-Apotheke

SolarGbR  SolarGbR favicon

Tiny little website to show statistics about how much energy is produced. Second try with the Twitter-Bootstrap CSS-Framework. Still pretty happy with how easy it is to get nice and responsive designs.
Lesson learned: The generic grid is quite itchy when your content isn't fitting coincidentally.

Live SolarGbR

hARTware

Website for a small site project of mine. First landing page I ever did. Also first shot at handling a hero banner image, so focus part stays visible.
Lesson learned: Harder then expected to boil information about a project down to the bare minimum (e.g. three product features).

Live(1.4) hARTware

Tri-Moraine Audubon Society

Small website for a local branch of the Audubon Society from a friend of mine. Rewrite with focus on responsive design.
Lesson learned: Again a pleasant developer experiencing provided by Bootstrap. Very helpful in getting a basic, modern, responsive website.

Live Tri-Moraine Audubon