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miku86

About

Hi, I’m Michael.


Past

From 2013 to 2020, I worked with various startups to deliver their mission. This was a great time to learn what/where I don't belong to. I realized I didn't want to go down that route - the route of marketing shit to people by leveraging their fears and shortcomings.

Before that, I studied mathematics and social sciences.


Present

In the morning, I work as a software engineer. I love creating web stuff (with TypeScript) and low-level stuff (with Rust).

In the afternoon, I enjoy working on:

  • free, simple, fast, open-source software (Linux, i3, Vim etc.)
  • free, simple hardware (old thinkpads, pine64 etc.)
  • decentralized systems (software and finance/crypto)

I love to reduce complexity and keep stuff simple and stupid, e.g. this page is built with Rust, has no JavaScript, no tracking, no privacy-invasive fuckups. Talking about reducing complexity: I am a minimalist by heart and try not to own much things, because minimalism equals freedom (at least for me).

Besides all the techy stuff, I have been volunteering in my local community for over 20 years, mainly in the sports sector.

I also host some workshops (~120 so far), because I love the idea of sharing (knowledge).


Future

I am dreaming about building a small company, in which we all work for ~20 hours per week, while we also find some time to live a fulfilling life.

Maybe I can use my interest in tinkering to fulfill this dream while delivering value to the world.

If you have a dream about that too, contact me at michael@miku86.com.