Michael Gubik

Open-minded software developer1. Passionate about efficient and satisfying human-computer interaction and innovation therein. Background in computing, mathematics, and psychology.

Articles

“under construction”as of 2019-04-07, I'll put up some writing soon

Utilities

Calendar generator
12 weeks on one physical page. Mark only the most important milestones and events. Optionally strike out past days to get a progress-bar like indication of time passing.
Tech: JS React SVG PDFKit
Whereaboats
Free iOS app. You set up locations (like office, home, gym) and then whenever you go there, this utility will log it to a "Locations" calendar that you can view with your normal Calendar apps on iOS and macOS. Quite useful to review where you spend your time.
Topic: quantified-self
Tech: iOS Swift
Link: App Store
Calendaristhenics
Copy Apple Watch HealthKit Workouts to your calendar.
Topic: quantified-self
Tech: iOS Swift
Link: GitHub

Footnotes

1. “software developer” - for the lack of a better term for now. At the core I identify more as a researcher / (wannabe‑)inventor. I don't love software-development in itself. I find it frustrating too often and I think the status quo of programmer tools in 2019 is quite lacking (if you look at it from a historical perspective). But I'm highly interested in software development on this meta-level, i.e. understanding how we develop software, and human-computer interaction in general. In my opinion there are incredible productivity-gains achievable through better software-tools and since software is so deeply intertwined with the overall economy I think it's important to be aware of the fact that even seemingly tiny improvements can generate a lot of value. I'll put some writing up soon. Make sure to watch everything from Alan Kay and Bret Victor on YouTube.

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