After releasing the source code for my Twitter auto-following app and my winning entry for the Static Showdown Hackathon 2016 I continue to dig out old projects that were either privatly hosted on GitHub or catching dust on my backup drives. I have quite some of them, so expect more in the future.
Pre-2010, when Twitter was still up and coming, I started a account named @usejquery to tweet about the "latest and greatest about jQuery". When it was still the Wild West on Twitter, I coded a auto-follower based on searches with Ruby. It really was a simple script I've never dared to release. However, in the time that I managed the account (before I sold the UsejQuery website and Twitter account), I was able to gather just over 23k in followers. Today it has over 58k followers.
Once again I competed in the 48 hour coding competition called Rails Rumble. It must have been my 5th. Although I didn't win, it was a success in my opinion. But there are some things I definitely want to do better next year. Here are some thoughts I like to note and share...
tl;dr I've procrastinated two months on translating (I keep notes in German) and finishing this post. Anyway, I've had a blast in Budapest, just like last year. Many Drum and Bass parties, I met many awesome people and basically had a care-free time. I'll be back, for sure.
In Budapest, Hungary.
In Budapest, Hungary.
In Belgrade, Serbia.
In Bucharest, Romania.
I started to work on my project Hostel Hop again. That is, the technical side of it (more on that in the future).
It's my 9862. day on earth. It's my 27th birthday, and I don't really care. At first, this sounds negative, but let me explain.
This was a quick one night stop in Budapest because there is no bus from Bratislava to Sofia.
After five months in Leipzig I'm finally back on the road. I documented my trip last year only by pictures. While it's true that they are saying more than thousand words, this time I want to share a bit more. What I do, how I travel, how much I spent and who I met. Lets get started!
Completely redone. I stick with the one-pager but make it scrollable. The site is mainly build around the demo, which is a slideshow, with additional info to be found when scrolling down.
It's so easy to get lost in ideas and features. There are so many facets to this project. However, I've been down the road to jump right in development without a clear vision what comes first. Ultimately, I abolish projects pretty quickly because I loose interest. That must not happen with this project. Here are the outlines of features that the very first version, the alpha, should contain:
The first thing we did for our static showdown entry was to scrape some initial data. I felt very comfortable bootstrapping the app with real data. So for the real thing, I do it again.
For the past seven months I've been homeless. Stop the tears right now because I love it. It was intentional.