Friedrich Ewald My Personal Website


  • Launching

    Today, I am launching I was always looking for a solution to keep a journal which is online but private - something which is very hard to find across all the available social networks. The following features are essential to me:

    • A quick way to write down a thought, long or short
    • Ability to upload and annotate pictures
    • Location history
    These kinds of data is obviously very sensitive and I believe some things should stay private. For this reason I created Writic. I wanted to create the ability to access this data from anywhere where there is internet and also at the same time offer access from the smartphone as well as the browser. Many of the apps I have tested do either one thing only or are full of features I don’t really require. With Writic, I am trying to keep it simple and avoid any clutter, especially ads and selling of any personal data. I am planning to keep it initially free of charge and later introduce either a pay-what-you-want or a minimal fee like $1/month, depending on the user base. Another option I am considering is a “pro” version with more advanced features. Things I am currently considering for the roadmap are:
    • Favorite posts, to give the ability to highlight certain entries in the future
    • Throwbacks, showing favorite posts or an “on this day”-feature
    • Mood Tracker, to keep track of the mood throughout the day. This can either be a manual approach with three smilies or something automated like sentiment analysis.

  • Things learned the hard way

    Interesting list of things that the author learned the hard way

    Sometimes, you’ll have to say no: No, I can’t do it; no, it can’t be made in this time; no, I don’t feel capable of doing this; no, I don’t feel comfortable writing this.

  • The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA

    The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA Perfect weather and beautiful view.

  • Sometimes Kubernetes can be too much

    Interesting blog entry about Kubernetes:

    On top of that, the Kubernetes ecosystem is still rapidly evolving. It takes a fair amount of time and energy to stay up-to-date with the best practices and latest tooling. Kubectl, minikube, kubeadm, helm, tiller, kops, oc - the list goes on and on. Not all tools are necessary to get started with Kubernetes, but it’s hard to know which ones are, so you have to be at least aware of them. Because of that, the learning curve is quite steep.

  • Java on Ocean - San Francisco, CA

    Java on Ocean, San Francisco, California

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