- How Litestream Eliminated My Database Server for $0.03/month
29 Apr 2021
I’ve always hated maintaining database servers. Litestream offers a simple alternative without sacrificing reliability or security.
- Easy and Ethical Traffic Monitoring with GoAccess
3 May 2021
Traffic monitoring is a staple for web businesses, but for some reason, we've outsourced a pretty simple problem to mischievous third-parties. While there are well-behaved traffic monitoring platforms, I've developed a few homegrown solutions that have worked really well for me and my business.
- Static Data Warehouse using SQLite and Metabase
4 May 2021
Does a data warehouse need to be costly? Maybe not. A quick note on using SQLite combined with Metabase to host and exploit a static SQL database easily and cheaply. This use-case is especially true for small-data applications.
- Designing a guitar with hot-swappable pickups
Lately I’ve been learning to play guitar. I wanted to be able to try out a bunch of different pickups on my guitar, to get a feel for what sound I prefer. However, the only guitars on the market with hot swappable pickups are made by Relish Guitars and their cheapest guitar is $4800, a bit out side of my price range. I decided to build my own, because "how hard could it be™"