Hi there! I’m Adam from Wrocław, Poland 👋 This is my blog about software, data, and anything else that fascinates me at the moment.
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- I went from building a website about Dragon Ball Z when I was 13 to being WordPress core contributor in Automattic at 30.
- I have also worked as an engineering manager and a data scientist.
- I like improv comedy classes, making jewelry (we made our wedding bands!), and bouldering.
- Recently I learned I have ADHD. It helped me understand and accept my shortcomings.
- In my startup days, I founded [bench], a kind of real-time whiteboard that reached #1 on ProductHunt.
- Learn more about me.
Removing the first argument from the function signature is surprisingly hard. The way to do it correctly is equally surprising!
Using TypeScript to solve a common mistake Gutenberg developers make.
Any score is possible if you simply ask the right people.
I struggled with talking to new people a lot, but then I realized the counter-intuitive power of “how are you?” Saying “good” seems easy, but makes things hard. Sharing something honest seems hard, but it makes things much easier.
Expressing experiences using stars is like sculpting a song, dancing about a painting, or cooking about a movie. It’s the wrong tool for the job. Life is all about nuance that the stars in the online reviews lack.
Everything about online reviews is counter-intuitive. We think that a restaurant with 4.5 stars on Google Maps is typically better than one rated 4.0, but it’s not. These scores barely mean anything. That’s why I sigh whenever someone with a mobile phone tells me we should watch a different movie, eat in another restaurant, or go to a better escape room based only on the online scores. Life isn’t that simple.
Every now and then, there is a promise of easy money hanging in the air. We’re living in times of another gold rush; only today’s prospector mine internet’s Bitcoins instead of Californian gold. It got us excited! But instead of rushing for a pickaxe with the enthusiastic crowd, we took the path less traveled and crunched some data.
2021 was another most intense year of my life. It was also unique: I reached almost none of the goals I set. The crazy part? I feel damn good about it.
Having spare capital is both a blessing and a curse. Some time ago, my friend Michael and I realized that savings melt every day. Damn inflation.