Have you ever found yourself standing in the shampoo aisle of a store, reading the contents of a shampoo bottle, and thinking what the hell are all these ingredients? “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate”, “Parabens”, “Formaldehyde”, “Isoprophyl alcohol”, and “Triclosan” are just a few of the hard-to-spell chemical components that you can find in a common mass-produced shampoo of your choice.
After a bit of reading about these ingredients online at home, you are shocked by how many harmful ingredients you expose yourself to every time you step into the shower. …
After working as an employee for different companies during the last four years, I am finally doing it and becoming my own boss!
It is certainly a challenging adventure to switch from the secure and predictable path as a member of a company working at a full-time job to running your own business with all of its complexities and requirements.
As a newbie web development freelancer, you will often have to ask yourself this one most daunting question in the beginning.
Although I didn’t start as a freelancer officially until January 2021, I was already able to establish myself on…
The frequent data leak scandals caused by big corporate companies is a real reason to be concerned about misuse of personal information through illegal (and legal!) data collection practices.
Luckily there are great alternatives available that can allow you to take your data privacy back into your own hands. Finding viable replacements to mitigate your privacy risk without much hassle is a time-consuming effort. In this article, I will explain how I switched different services myself so you don’t have to start your research from scratch.
The most obvious reason is clearly to avoid being tracked and to keep your…
We all want to be attractive to our peers. Contrary to our looks which are given by nature and can only be changed up to a certain degree, we can improve our personality in a myriad of ways.
A strong and noble character can help you cope with various moments of life, no matter if you find yourself in a job interview, during a heated discussion in your relationship, or while spending time with your friends.
With a collection of real-world experiences that I have had and think about frequently, I want to show you how you can change your…
I recently joined a small startup where I helped create and deliver a web application for an important clinical study that focuses on COVID-19. The only problem was the deadline for the project was in two weeks! That alone already sounded scary and stressful, but I decided to accept the challenge.
On top of the looming deadline, the junior developer who was mainly responsible for leading the project was understandably overwhelmed by the enormous workload. As a result, the code output was rushed and was a complete mess. …
Yesterday, I experienced an intense and vivid dream and I knew right away after waking up that I had to write it down and share it with you!
Often, dreams don’t seem to make a lot of sense, they contain plot holes or you end waking up before the dream has reached a logical conclusion.
But this time, it all seemed to make sense!
It started with my best friend (let’s call him Ben) and me standing in front of a large building, and we are out to chase easy money. We are not the good guys in this dream.
When I started with open source contributions in April 2019, I remember being scared about doing everything wrong. I didn’t want to mess up on a pull request and be branded as a noob, never able to taste the sweet success of getting an open source pull request reviewed and merged.
There were so many questions that I had to find answers to:
Although there were articles and tips and tricks available on the web, it…
As a naturally curious person with a thirst for knowledge, it is easy to get swamped by the sheer amount of information that is available and directed at you.
This can be client emails that you have to answer, newsletters, newly released programming tools, medium articles, innovative social media content or new and interesting YouTube videos that are worth watching.
If you struggle with keeping the upper hand and staying organized in a constant fight to avoid context switching, this article can help you out!
I try to keep up to date with the following channels of information on a…
Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. There are countless different and complex styles brewed in an ever-growing number of craft beer breweries around the globe.
Compared to other alcoholic drinks like wine or gin, I am fascinated by the fact that beer can vary so much in flavor, bitterness, and alcohol by volume. Depending on your mood and personal preference, you can go for a refreshing, hoppy, and bitter IPA on a warm summer day or enjoy a strong, full-bodied, and creamy stout which makes you drunk fast.
I’ve always loved trying out new…