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A comprehensive list of failed projects

Date: 27 Dec 2021
Tags: [ projects

I’m full of ideas. Most of them are stupid, though. But sometimes, some of these ideas get stuck in my head like an itch I must scratch, and voila: a new side-project is born.

I don’t start projects with a direct goal. Sometimes it’s just to figure out: “how hard could it be” (hint: always), or sometimes: I could get rich with this (hint: never).

Even though I’m making a good amount of money as a freelance consultant, I would love to have a project that I love to work on, which generates money even when I’m not working on it directly. As a freelancer, I can only bill for the hours I make, and typing twice as fast doesn’t reflect in getting paid twice as much.

Because I make good money, I also have the opportunity to take a few months off in a year and focus full time on my side projects. For me, this is also a perfect way to wind down after hectic months of working against deadlines, so it helps me destress, feeds my curiosity, allows me to use new untapped technologies, and maybe make a bit of money.

If we talk about the first few reasons: all my projects succeed, whether I finish them, get bored with them, or find they are not feasible to keep alive. However, making money is much harder to achieve, yet
it is becoming the main reason I want to start a new project.

Let's talk about your privates

Date: 07 Nov 2021
Tags: [ php

In the software development world, there are a lot of debates going on: tabs vs. spaces, vim vs. emacs, Linux vs. mac, and so on. In most, if not all, these debates, there is no clear winner: both sides are equally right (or wrong), and most likely, there is no majority on one side. I, however, am part of a debate on the “losing” side in such that I’m part of the minority. And even though strong opinions are weakly held, after I guess since the launch of PHP 5, my opinion still holds, and I’m talking about your privates…

My first attempts with Unity

Date: 01 Sep 2021
Tags: [ games ]  [ unity ]  [ csharp

For a while now, I’m thinking about doing something with Unity to see how it works. And what a better way to figure things out is to try and develop a game with it.

Go maps vs switches

Date: 04 Mar 2021
Tags: [ go ]  [ benchmarking

Sometimes, things aren’t faster because you think it is,.. but because you benchmarked them. One of Go’s nice things is that it makes it easy to benchmark things to see if your hunches are correct quickly. And sometimes, they turn out not.

From Mac to Windows

Date: 12 Aug 2020
Tags: [ mac ]  [ win

I’ve moved from a Macbook Pro to a Dell PS running Windows 10. I decided against MacBook after their annoucement to move to ARM. Even though the macbook 16” was the only system i actually was thinking of buying, i’ve decided against it and give windows a new try. I’ve heared more and more good stories about windows, and more and more bad stored about mac over the last few years. Let’s switch!

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