Last week was my last day as a developer at SoundCloud and I moved back from beautiful, boring San Francisco to cheap ‘n ass-kicking Berlin. So I thought I better come up with a plan to keep myself busy before falling into the tempting convenience of being another lazy barfly in the sweet, sweet bars of Kreuzberg. Introducing Operation: lolcat.biz.
At my old job we had the fun fact going around that I’m the CEO & Founder of the startup lolcat.biz and I guess now it is the right time to turn that joke into reality. So the plan is to pivot lolcat.biz into my own personal incubator to breed out all the random hacks and apps I build and keep track of it on this blog.
In the last months I’ve collected already a bunch of ideas and prototypes that are all driving me insane and itching to be build and released. To scratch that itch and kick things of right I’ll dedicate each of the next 6 weeks to finish one of these projects. The goal is to build, polish, get them released and then explain the idea, the process and the result on this blog. The projects will be anything from totally worthless but fun to useful and revolutionary (cough). Everything goes, as long as something is out and gets documented on this blog at the end of each week.
This weeks idea is surprisingly serious: Build a beautiful and social consumer-experience around Wikipedia. Come back next tuesday to see how that worked out or simply subscribe to this blog or do the twitter thing via @johanneswagener.