Hello! I’m Daniel. Earlier this year I left my cushy job at Amazon to work for myself. Since then I’ve been using this site to share what I’m doing and to document my pursuit of lifelong satisfaction and peace of mind. You can also find me on Twitter and a few other places, or you can also reach me on email.
Things I Wrote
- Only Intrinsic Motivation Lasts
Why I left a $500K job at Amazon to work for myself.
- Freedom from Success
How I take risks without consequential harm from uncertainty.
- From Employee to Bootstrapper
How I prepared my finances before bootstrapping.
- Financial Independence
What if passive income isn’t necessary?
- Being a Tech Employee
How I tried to be a good one and keep my sanity.
- Emerging From The Unknown
My first 100 days working for myself.
Things I’m Making
Backend-as-a-Service with end-to-end encrypted user data.
Things I Made
- S3 Benchmark
Measure Amazon S3’s performance from any location.
- Bootstrapping Calculator
Do you have enough savings to fund your business?
- A GitHub-to-EC2 CI/CD Pipeline
A template to bootstrap a CI/CD setup using CodeBuild and CodeDeploy.
Platforms I Use
My favorite platform and where I tell it like I see it.
Where I share any code worth sharing.
- Stack Overflow
My tiny contribution to this vast knowledge base.
I repost all my articles for people who prefer to engage through this platform.
- Hacker News
Where I get feedback from the hacker community.
Where I discuss things relevant to my work and other random topics.
I occasionally answer questions related to the topics I write about.
My boring professional profile.
- Indie Hackers
Where I get to talk with other independent software makers like me.
- Product Hunt
Where I submit some of the things I make.