Code and passionI've written, published, and maintain over 70 open source software projects — free to use, modify, and distribute. I do it because I believe that sharing is caring, also when it comes to software. Commercial interests don't always understand or agree with the benefits of open source software, which can be reused, remixed, and copied for free. Companies often prefer to keep all their source code secret, charging money for each copy or tying customers and data to their closed ecosystem. I'm part of a counter-movement, where tech activists make as much useful software as possible available for anyone to use.
I am now transforming my day job as a software engineer from building closed source for companies to building open source for everyone!
Already reached millionsTo date, I have reached over 2.3 million internet users  with my open source software, tech activism, and answers about software usage. This is not counting all the people those users have helped in turn, be it by writing even more open source software or creating other products — the total number could be tenfold. Everything has been written with passion and made available on the internet. For free. For everyone. For ever.
Here is a selection of projects:
- A Google Chrome extension which lets you listen to articles online, instead of reading them.
- A Slack chatbot built to reduce anger between two parts in a conflict.
- A collection of 10+ projects which improve workflow for those working with form input all day every day.
- Research exposing tracking of web users across 150.000 websites.
- An open-source version of Facebook's tool to add a rainbow flag to your profile picture.
- Exposing popular websites which lack in DNS security, such as Google, Facebook, and most banks.
- Exposing politicians misvoting in the European Parliament, either by accident or by not paying attention.
- A utility to change hidden X-Mouse settings on Windows.
- A music player for the command line, for us nerds.
- Share counters for your website which can be customized and do not track users.
- And dozens more!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me throughout the years by hiring me as a consultant. My focus is shifting towards open source rather than on closed source, as I feel sharing my contributions with the world serves a greater purpose. Now I need your Patreon support to fill up the hole in my wallet when giving away code instead of charging by the hour. With your support, I can dedicate more time, write and give away more code to help more internet users, and make the world a better place through openness!
More videos?Am already programming and giving away code, but perhaps I can provide more non-code output — what do you think? Here are a few example presentations of open source software and research I've written. Do you want more of them? Any particular topic? Presentations or step-by-step tutorials?
As I am in the middle of this work transition, I would love to hear your feedback on both my work and my request for your support. Thank you in advance!
 I didn't make up this number 2.3 million — it is taken from my profile on Stackoverflow where I help other programmers solve their problems — see the impact stats there. In reality the number of users who have been reached and helped is actually higher, when also taking other ways to download my open source software, other websites to read helpful answers, etcetera into account.