I have been coding since my late teens and never stopped since. Over the past two decades I picked up many coding and script languages to solve either web based or server based problems. Today I would call myself coding language-agnostic because I no longer care about a particular language as long as the problem is solved. Problem solving and careful planning of software projects has become my second most favorite thing in the universe.
My tech bucket list of "been there done that" includes many successful projects, a few downfalls of burnt out project managers and enough application/server crashes to tell countless interesting stories. I am a tech nerd to the bone. While I am not your best choice for small talk I absolutely enjoy any discussion involving Star Trek or Babylon 5. Quotes from Big Lebowsky, Naked Canon 2 1/2 or Star Wars are also very welcome.
Over the recent years I slowly but steadily went the route of content creation. It started as a hobby for video games and my vinyl collection. But somehow those projects developed a life of their own. Today with thousands of hours invested in content creation this has become an integral part of my life after work.
codebrot (2020 - now)
Upcoming content creation project focusing on explaining real-life experience of a veteran coder to aspiring software developers. Combination of youtube channel and blog with a professional touch.youtube, content creation, recording, editing, camtasia, stock video
Steve Mason Experience Archiv (2015 - now)
A collection of 475 playlists containing over 9000 techno tracks played between 1991 and 2001 on 'The Steve Mason Experience Show' on BFBF Radio 1. This archive was created in 2015 and gets updated regularly. There is a small be dedicated community I am in contact with.grav cms, content creation, community
xplainthegame Blog (2019 - 2020)
Indepth guides for grind based video games like Warframe or Deep Rock Galactic. All guides and articles are written for a mature audience and have been thouroughly researched. At peak this blog had 60'000 user visiting. The project has been abadoned but acquired many insights in Wordpress, monetizing with advertising networks and CDNs.wordpress cms, content creation, essay writing, advertising networks
xplainthegame Youtube Channel (2017 - 2020)
Indepth video game guides for a mature audience. Mostly focused on Warframe and Deep Rock Galactic. All videos have been thouroughly researched and go the extra mile to provide additional knowledge. The project has been abandoned but helped me to acquire lots of Camtasia knowledge, community management skills and handling large amount of video & audio data.youtube, content creation, recording, editing, camtasia
Skylanders Figuren (2012 - 2013)
Complete list of all figurines for the Skylanders video game. Each figure included stats, pack shots and its in-game strategy. Project has been abandoned due to fading interest in the game. But it proved to be an excellent learning experience for Wordpress, image editing and Amazon affiliate.content creation, wordpress cms, amazon affiliate
Studieren an der Open University (2009 - 2014)
A blog that documented my progress studying Computing at the Open University. Everything from experience with course, to materials and to challenges was put into this blog. It was abandoned in 2014 when I had finished my studies and wanted to move on with my career. I learned many things about blogging, Wordpress and stock photos.Wordpress CMS, stock photos, community building
I will spare you the details of every language and dialect I came across because that would only make me look old. Here are the things I do on a regular basis and they will include things I am still working on improving.
- Tech problem solving
- Python, PHP
- Linux console
- Wordpress, Grav
- Camtasia, Audacity