31 Jan 2020
Pioneers vs. Process People
Today is my last day at Merantix Healthcare.
16 Nov 2019
Become a Full-Stack Person
Let’s look at how most software is developed. I’m not talking about those shiny SaaS products like Slack. Those were built for developers, by other developers. No, I’m talking about the large underwater iceberg of boring software running enterprises, governments, hospitals and nuclear reactors. Real-world software. Software outside the Silicon Valley tech bubble.
10 Nov 2019
The (Un-)Natural Progression of Machine Learning
Machine Learning is everywhere. Unfortunately. Most industries aren’t ready for it.
17 Oct 2019
I Wanted a CO2 Sensor, I Got a Fart Detector
In the everlasting quest of optimizing my sleep, I recently started measuring air quality in my bedroom. I hope to write up the setup at a later time; here, I’ll focus on some surprising results.
14 Oct 2019
The Rush of Shipping
Recently, one of my posts made Hacker News #1. That brought back childhood memories.
09 Oct 2019
Don't Be an Engineer, Be a Producer
I’m currently reading Range by David Epstein .
01 Oct 2019
Businesspeople Are Useless
Interacting with businesspeople never ceases to amaze me. They presume that they’re qualified to run companies. Why? Because they are businesspeople.
22 Sep 2019
Abstracting Light Switches: How to Solve Real Problems
Zigbee-enabled light bulbs. Wifi-connected air purifiers. Autonomous thermostats. The smart home. Great technology. And just like with machine learning and blockchain, we humans don’t quite know yet what to do with it yet.
05 Jun 2019
We need more Hackers
The Hacker’s First Project
24 Apr 2019
Making My Own Glasses
It’s a long weekend, I’m standing in my flat, 10 lenses scattered across the desk in front of me. I’m wearing weird glasses consisting of an empty plastic frame and some lenses stuck into it. I squint out of the window, trying to read number plates of cars parked in the street.
22 Jan 2019
Thread-safe queues in Clojure
Imagine the following: You have a pool of workers. Each worker should get an item from a queue and process it.
31 Dec 2018
Push vs. Pull notifications
29 Sep 2018
The Correlation Project
As a coder, concentration and mental focus become very important. Writing code is a very brain-intense activity which makes daily fluctuations of mental focus very obvious.
19 Sep 2018
Two Years of Sleep Optimization
As a kid, I became obsessed with my sleep. When I couldn’t fall asleep, I panicked - oh no, I’m not getting enough sleep for school tomorrow! As a good Asian kid, that thought was very scary.
21 May 2018
Asking Stupid Questions
After graduating from Medical School, I started working at a startup as a software engineer. While I did learn a lot of things in this time, one thing which sticks out particularly is asking stupid questions.
13 Jul 2017
Writing a HTTP API Client in Elixir for the Noun Project
Doing some HTTP requests is usually one of the first things I do when I’m learning a new language (apart from comparing its performance in highly artificial benchmarks and checking whether it scales).
10 Jul 2017
Dockerizing Django, uWSGI and Postgres the serious way
So you want to get in on the hot new stuff and decided it’s time to learn Docker. Good on you! Docker is the new kid on the block which allows you to containerize stuff. Well, not really - it’s not that new at all. I tend to miss these pieces of software which emerge from the darkness of the interwebs, silently creeping around behind me until they suddenly establish themselves as some sort of standard and everybody except me uses them.
03 Jan 2017
Fully automated Breast Segmentation on Mammographies
21 Feb 2016
Sometimes I miss the old days in which you could simply yank out a bad PHP script interspersed with some HTML and - bezonga - you had a website. Since then, things have become somewhat more complicated.
08 Feb 2016
Bangkok Travel Advice for Non-Bozos
After living in Bangkok for 4 months and having worked as an intern in Siriraj Hospital, here’s my take on “how to get around Bangkok and enjoy the attractions without being a bozo tourist”.
25 Nov 2015
Parse.com Cloud Code Hell
I would really, really love to be able to like Cloud Code. The idea of simplifying any backend into one unified platform with push-capabilities and node.js-style extendability sounds awesome.
23 Oct 2015
Oh wow, now this is really neat.