Tadas Paplauskas

This is my homebase. I develop full-stack web applications, read books, work out, ride my bicycle and motorcycle. Currently working as a tech lead at MailerLite. Sometimes I get the urge to write down my thoughts and opinions. You can find these posts below.

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...or rather my abandonware.

Notes (2019)

This started as a challenge to myself to make a full web application without any javascript - it was a success. It was pretty usable and had a straightforward feature list: mardown support, tags, file uploads, sharing. I eventually started using paper notebooks for daily notes and Workflowy for more structured information, so this became obsolete.

Scrapethat.com (2017-2019)

I made this one to scratch my own itch. The use-case was to scrape and parse classified advertisements websites into SQL database to run various queries against the data. I used it when I was looking for apartment or motorcycle to run analysis of specific year ranges, features, models, and such. Unfortunately it wasn't as useful as I expected to be.

Big Red Button (2016)

A virtual big red button for party games. We used it for "guess the song" type of game and it was a lot of fun. Just a fun 1 hour project that I threw together on the last day of 2016. Powered by node.js, socket.io and a bit of jQuery. You can find it on Github.

trendingnow.io (2016-2017)

Constantly scans twitter stream for huge trends and emails you if it finds something. I cannot say that worked as reliable as I had hoped, but it was a cool proof of concept. No longer maintained.

remindbot.xyz (2016-2017)

A facebook messenger chatbot. Your friend with a perfect memory. This bot allows you to set reminders using natural language. Started as a simple experiment it still got some attention without any promotion. No longer maintained and stopped working a while ago thanks to facebook constantly changing their APIs.

pattern-parser (2016)

Node.js package that makes it easier to design and develop text-based user interfaces. Made it for my own project (remindbot), but a few hundred people found it useful too.

abtestinglab.com (2015-2016)

A simple WYSIWYG A/B testing tool for content creators. It was a cool SaaS that unfortunately never really got off the ground. No longer maintained. I should probably rewrite it into an open-source package, as I still believe the tool had a few good ideas.

ApiDocs (2015)

Laravel package that will automatically generate API endpoints documentation based on your documented routes.

Even older stuff

We don't talk about that here.

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