Some rambling and braindumps about topics of interest.

2020, The Summary

Overview of side-projects and learning resources

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy side-projects and self-education. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Previous year: [2019](/writings/2019-summary) <---> Next ...</--->

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2019, The Summary

Overview of side-projects and learning resources

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy side-projects and self-education. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Previous year: [2018](/writings/2018-summary) <---> Next ...</--->

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Ideas for startups

and fixing the internet

Here are some ideas for startups. Some of these ideas might be more suitable for non-profits, international organisations, or governments. They're all big ideas, and might take a full ecosystem of startups and other players to make them happen in any meaningful way. Most have some proof of concepts ...

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2017, the summary

Self-education & side-projects overview

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy self-education and side-project work. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Previous year: [2016](/writings/2016-summary ...

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2018, The Summary

Self-education & side-projects overview

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy self-education and side-project work. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Previous year: [2017](/writings/2017-summary ...

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Productivity

The Basics of Getting Things Done

A lot has been said and written about productivity. Over the years, I read and tried a lot, and while I'm far from optimal productivity, I did learn to make more consistent progress over the years. Here's my take on the important underlying principles behind most productivity hacks ...

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Serverless Functions and Serverless Containers

The same application in both AWS Lamda (function) and AWS Fargate (container)

Lately, I've been playing with [serverless architectures](https://martinfowler.com/articles/serverless.html). I noticed there is a lot of hype around serverless functions, but there doesn't seem to be a great deal written about the differences and similarities between **serverless functions** and **serverless containers**. While all cloud ...

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2016, the summary

Self-education & side-projects overview

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy self-education and side-project work. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Previous year: [2015](/writings/2015-summary ...

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2015, the summary

Self-education & side-projects overview

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy self-education and side-project work. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Previous year: [2014](/writings/2014-summary ...

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2014, the summary

Self-education & side-projects overview

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy self-education and side-project work. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Previous year: [2013](/writings/2013-summary ...

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2013, the summary

Self-education & side-projects overview

This post is part of a chain of yearly summaries of noteworthy self-education and side-project work. I'm publishing these overviews to provide pointers to interesting resources, to show I'm serious about continuous self-improvement, and to inspire others to have fun with new technologies. Next year: [2014](/writings/2014-summary ...

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7 Languages in 7 Weeks

A tour of non-trivial examples in different languages

I worked through the book [Seven Languages in Seven Weeks](https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Languages-Weeks-Pragmatic-Programming/dp/193435659X), and very much enjoyed it. You might be sceptical of the promise to learn 7 programming languages from 1 book, but this book actually delivers a wealth of information in a supposedly short ...

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Amazon

Moving from a high-speed little to a low-speed giant

Get it by tomorrow for FREE. Or rather looking for same-day delivery? Amazon knows how to make customers happy, and my team is the lucky messenger. We're a 4 people team with an insane amount of servers running to provide delivery information on the various pages on the retail ...

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