I am, hello! This is me.
You can find me on, say, Twitter as @maligree.
I don't think so.
No, more of an after-hour playground. Wait, do you think it could be, someday?
Yes! You can buy me a coffee! Any bit of support means a lot to me and will help me keep adding new challenges over time.
Based on experience so far, from idea do production, anywhere between two hours and six months.
Let me know!
I was going through dribbble, looking for inspiration. However the only thing I found was anxiety, because people do wicked beautiful designs. I figured my only shot at making something notable was to draw things on my own.
Plus it gives the site a nice tounge-in-cheek spin.
Truth is, I don't know. In general, I thoroughly dislike those sorts of challenges. The whole idea was to show that other types of challenges are possible. Of course they require a bit more work, but why not?
A simple Django app, a boring Postgres DB and Redis. Some demanding content (postgres dumps, redis snapshots) for challenges are generated on-demand in a separate worker container, using a state-of-the-art, military-grade, 12-line custom queue implementation. It has zero error handling.
Believe it or not, I'm still figuring out what's the best way to notify interested people in new content. I'm not a fan of emails, because I'm very protective of my own mailbox. There's RSS. Check the footer of any page for more.
Send it over! I'll check it out and credit you if it makes it in.
No. I'm rather sensitive about that. You'll also notice the site does not use Google Analytics or equivalent, no HotJar, no customer tracking nonsense. Whatever I need to know about how people are responding to things I can get from my own logs, plus there's always your feedback via email. Which I can't get enough of.
Making sure the website is honest and lightweight is a very important factor during development.
Ugh, let me check. Here:
Want a language added? Pester me. Go for it!
Cool, email me! I reply to 99% emails I get. Up from 78% last year.