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Fancy seeing you here!

If you are here (which you are) then where am I, and how did we meet? Maybe I’m on the other side of the globe. Or maybe I'm standing right next to you, being the very embodiment of composure, waiting for you to say something. Something along the lines of “That’s nice,” and “tell me more about this thing.” If I am—standing next to you, that is—I’ll probably try to play it cool and say “Oh it’s just a little thing I put together.” Very exciting!

Well, hey, hello and thanks for checking me out! In earnest, this is a one-pager. But if you click on the links, it becomes a five-pager. Big projects. Much time. Here we go!

Things I've Made

Project Hamster - Time Tracking

The concept is simple - you let hamster know whenever you start doing something, and at the end of the day hamster will be able to tell you how much time you spent on what.

The original open source GNOME version I wrote is still active in the Linux world and, last time I checked, has about ~50,000 users or so. This, though, is the online version that does the same and then some, and will work wherever you are. Currently the project is in Alpha, but hopefully will reach Beta soon enough.

Lockbox - Password Manager

Lockbox is a personal password manager and a place to store all kinds of private info. It’s super-secure as the information is encrypted right here in your browser, and nobody but you will be able to access it. For your convenience, the encrypted information bundle is synchronized with the servers, so that it is accessible from all your devices. Lockbox is completely free and intends to stay that way.

Parse.ly Dashboard - Content Analytics

For the last 10 years or so my day job has been working on the Parse.ly Analytics Dashboard so I'd be amiss not to talk about this project! With a pretty small development team, we managed to create world-class analytics product that is now used by people in big publishing names like Conde Nast and Bloomberg. Every now and then a user drops a line on how much they love dash and how simple the interface is and that gives me all the warm and fuzzies.

Things I've Written

Flash fiction

Snack-sized reads ranging from surreal to introspective, flash fiction is fun to write and equally fun to read. Read a bunch if you’d like to see what it’s like in my head!

Curated List of my personal favourties »

Definition

A far future sci-fi short story about a world where everyone had to move into the “immersion” - a simulation indistinguishable from real life, and two friends that discover a rather inexplicable natural phenomenon.

Read online or download as an e-book »

Animals

Three rather furry—“and feathery,” interjected the Owl—friends are looking for funds to fix their starship, the “Dalmatian Hopper”, and end up finding themselves on a mission. It's not quite clear whether things are being taken seriously or not.

Read online »

Things I've Eaten

I chew through about two books a month and on good days I also go through about a metric ton of TV shows. Music wise, I have a sweet tooth for electronic. So if you are looking for good times, check out my book recommendations, favourite music, and exciting TV shows.

To get in touch, you can fire me an email to tom.striker.b@gmail.com or, you know, find me in the networks!

I'm not looking for jobs or side projects right now, and most probably won't be able to help you with that problem you are trying to figure out. Unless there is beer, in which case I'm listening. Also cake. One simply does not refuse cake.