Deploying Syncthing on a Fly.io Cloud Server
May 29, 2023
How to deploy Syncthing on a Fly.io cloud VM and configure it using built-in tools.
My Fifth Year as a Bootstrapped Founder
February 10, 2023
Five years ago today, I quit my job as a developer at Google to create my own self-funded software business. This is a review of my last year and what I've learned so far about bootstrapping software businesses.
Back Up Encrypted ZFS Data without Unlocking It
July 29, 2022
How to create backup files of encrypted ZFS datasets that you can securely replicate anywhere.
I Regret My $46k Website Redesign
July 21, 2022
Mistakes I made working with my first design agency.
Building a Budget Homelab NAS Server (2022 Edition)
May 23, 2022
How I chose parts, built, and configured my first custom home storage server.
My Fourth Year as a Bootstrapped Founder
February 1, 2022
Four years ago today, I quit my job as a developer at Google to create my own self-funded software business. This is a review of my fourth year and what I've learned so far about bootstrapping software businesses.
How Litestream Eliminated My Database Server for $0.03/month
April 29, 2021
I've always hated maintaining database servers. Litestream offers a simple alternative without sacrificing reliability or security.
Guidelines for Freelance Developers Working with Me
March 12, 2021
I provide this document when advertising dev jobs, and I pay freelancers to read it when they begin working with me.
My Third Year as a Solo Developer
February 1, 2021
Today is the third anniversary of me quitting my job at Google to build my own software business. I posted updates at the end of my first and second years, so it's time for another update.
How to Make Your Code Reviewer Fall in Love with You
December 2, 2020
Best practices for code review when you're the author.
Building a Homelab VM Server (2020 Edition)
October 6, 2020
I built a home server to host my development VMs and went a bit overboard.
How I Collected a Debt from an Unscrupulous Merchant
August 13, 2020
Within two emails, a merchant went from blatant dismissal to full payment, and I owe it to The Organized Professional Method.
TinyPilot: Build a KVM Over IP for Under $100
July 23, 2020
Using only a Raspberry Pi and an $11 video capture dongle, you can create your own KVM over IP device, allowing you to send keyboard input to a remote computer and capture its display.
Key Mime Pi: Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Remote Keyboard
June 11, 2020
Using the Pi as a USB gadget, I can impersonate a keyboard and make it type whatever I want through the web browser.
My Eight-Year Quest to Digitize 45 Videotapes (Part Two)
May 26, 2020
How I used MediaGoblin and Google Cloud Storage to create a private media server for less than $1/month.