Great Things

When I find great things, I put them here.



LazyVim is a Neovim setup powered by 💤 lazy.nvim to make it easy to customize and extend your config.

This has made Neovim a pleasure to configure.


MyCLI is a command line interface for MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.

I haven’t found a better way of working with MySQL than mycli. It’s a fast, keyboard-driven TUI that allows me to get things done. I love that I can easily find my previous queries, jump in to Neovim, have syntax highlighting, etc. It makes me better, at least a little, at SQL, too.

Podcast Episodes

Managers should know how to code ft. Thorsten Ball | Backend Banter 044

Podcast description:

In this talk, we discuss the different clashes and responsibilities between Product and Engineering teams, reignite the topic of working with technical managers, explain why cookie banners are dumb, and on a more interpersonal note, discuss how important coolness is in education, explain why a lot of the times, highly talented people just don’t know how to work and also dabble into the ideas of fulfillment, responsibility and reliability.