I love working on problems that eventually look like products or services.
My first computer was in fact Spectravideo 328 but I got Commodore 64 bit later. So technically, I was Spectravideo 328 kid first, but then I reinvented myself as Commodore 64 kid. It's bit weird, Commodore 64 had inferior programming tooling and programming manuals but it was still the most popular 8-bit computer.
Since then, I have been writing code pretty much every day. Programming is fun, you should try it too! 🙂
Here are some of my sideprojects
Some of them are offline temporarily or permamently.
Yesno.email - Really simple email surveys, does just one thing, but does it MVP well. (offline for good)
TinyVoucher - I wondered would it be possible to sell digital vouchers on a static web page. After tinkering with this thought for few days, turns out it's possible.
Hockeyletter - Each night Hockeyletter sends an email that contains the scores of last night's NHL games with some highlights.
It's closed for now, once the NHL season starts, I'll maybe reopen it
TribeOps - Privacy-friendly happiness survey tool for teams. TribeOps sends an weekly email survey and your team members can voice their feeling anonymously. The creator of the survey cannot see individual responses.
Tinyinvoice - Super simple invoicing for people who hate computers. Just create an invoice and send it to your client as PDF. Can it be more easier than that?
Tinyinvoice was acquired by Invoice2go in 2020
Rubysauna - Warm little Ruby event for programmers. It was organized three times (two times in Oulu and once in Helsinki) and it was actually pretty awesome event and we got great feedback from participants. I organized it with Florian. Who knows, maybe we organize it again in the future?
Gridlover - Web design is at least 80% typography, so you need Gridlover to help you find the vertical rhythm. It's like finding the feng-shui for your paragraphs!