Author Archives: Michael Simons

Releasing Maven based projects to Maven central

05-Feb-21

I published my first library on Maven central about 2013. A server side embedding tool for webpages based on OEmbed. I remember how happy and proud I was having published something in binary form “for all eternity”. Maven central is the canonical, default artifact repository for the built tool of the same name, Apache Maven. […]

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Do some puzzles sometimes

03-Feb-21

Wait, I here you say “This guy writing there, didn’t he write about not having time and energy for site projects?”: Honestly, I admire all the folks in my IT bubble starting and finishing new side projects. How do you do it these days? I have a hard time already distinguishing Blursday 1…5 and the […]

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Minecraft terminology for Java developers

03-Jan-21

My eldest kid – 11 at the time of writing – has been into Minecraft for some time now. I tried to motivate him on various ages to do some kinda programming with me. We tried Scratch, Lego Mindstorms (one of the few sets that is gathering dust) and a couple of other things. We […]

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Music 2020. Wrapped.

05-Dec-20

Everyone and their dog is posting their Spotify Wrapped thing. It’s 2020, i still don’t have Spotify, but despite my increasing age, I still listen to a ton of music. When I started to work remotely back in 2018, one of the biggest perks for me was – apart from not having to commute – […]

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