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Fancy seeing you here!

If you are here then I must be someplace else. Or maybe, like a lab waiting for the ball to be thrown, I'm overeagerly standing next to you, waiting for you to click on something, while wondering what you thought about that shaky thing (was it cool? tell me).

Either way, welcome and thanks for checking me out! In earnest, this is a one-pager. Unless you click into the projects, that is. If you do click into the projects, it's a five-pager. Big projects though. Much time. Well, anyhoo, without further ado, here's all things me!

Things I've Made

Project Hamster

Project Hamster is a personal time tracking app. The concept is pretty simple - when you start doing something, or switch to a new activity, you tell hamster about it. In the end of the day, or week, or month, hamster will be able to tell you how much time you spent on what.

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

Lockbox

Lockbox is a password manager and a place to store all kinds of private info. The information is encrypted locally in your browser, so nobody but you can get to it. The encrypted bundle is then synchronized with servers so you can access it from all your devices. All you need is an email address and a secure password, and Lockbox will help you with the latter.

Parse.ly Analytics

Parse.ly Analytics Dashboard has been my day job for the last 10 years, and I'd be amiss to not talk about what those years were spent on. We went from five people team in 2011 to 60+ in 2020. There are quite a few big names among our customers, like Bloomberg and Conde Nast, and every now and then a user drops a line on how much they love dash and how simple the interface is (e.g. all of this). Then I can't help but be a bit proud as my fingerprints are all over the place. Click on more details for more details on stuff I feel particularly good about.

Things I've Written

Bask in the glory of words in different stages of completion! I've two bigger projects that I shall finish one day but that are also available for reading straight away, and then there is bunch of flash fiction, which is outright fun and doesn't take too much time to read, either.

Flash fiction

Snack-sized reads ranging from surreal to introspective, flash fiction is fun to write and equally fun to read. If you want to get in my head, maybe read a bunch.

>> Curated list of my personal favourites

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 ebook

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 exactly clear whether things are being taken seriously or not. Here are the five mini-chapters (the story so far):

  1. Introductions
  2. The Bank
  3. On the Road
  4. The Pack
  5. The Rescue

Things I've Eaten

If you'd like 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 I 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.