The modern developer: Capabilities beyond Tech

Every developer career starts differently. Based on a job choice that is hard to make objectively, you will use different technologies, work with different people, have different priorities and better or worse learning opportunities. Combined with your personal effort, it will determine what kind of developer you become.

During my time trying to build and lead an empowered dev team, out of a lot of job candidates, only very few people sparked my genuine interest. After thinking about it for some time, I figured out … 

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I like hammocks

A while ago I got the idea of doing an unsupported trip from Berlin to the Baltic sea. It’s a little over 200 km, far from impossible to do especially considering I was going to use my road bike, but managing the additional gear would become a hassle if I didn’t spend a fortune on bike bags like these.

There had to be another way, so I looked around … 

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The definitive guide to printing Keycaps (or small objects in general)

As I like my mechanical keyboard and the feel of Cherry blues quite a lot, I ended up at Deskthority, geekhack and /r/MechanicalKeyboards at some point to search for further improvements. As most keycaps available are either boring or expensive or both, I spent some time thinking about how to make some interesting ones myself. One essential aspect for me was not to make the same cap over and over with just a different image/color/nail polish on it, but to create a different haptic experience.

3D printing

One way of doing this are 3D printers, and I was lucky to find a hackerspace close by that offered ┬áthe equipment needed to get the job done. … 

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Hi everybody!

My name is Rob, and over the years, i have commited loads of spare time to various DIY, electronics and life-hacking projects which did not always make my life easier, but still paid off in satisfaction and experience. And they certainly increased the number of tools in my workshop.

Over the years, some of the interesting news outlets started to overflow with posts of questionable value and (partly) idiotic projects. However, we already have Pinterest to window shop for projects, so there is no reason for me to post third party topics. Rather, I want to share my own experiences and projects that may be different from what you have already seen on the web and hopefully of use for most of the readers.


So enjoy the show and share my projects with everyone who can use them!

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