From Life

Developer / Team Tech Lead @ Peytz & Co

Since July 2016 I have been working at Peytz & Co, a company well-known for their excellent CMS-sites and various digital communication courses. What they also have is an applications team, and this is where I fit in. I was quickly assigned two very different but very interesting projects. First up was the Danish Red Cross who needed to have their system for the annual collections moved from an old platform to a new one. This was made with the PHP Symfony framework.

The next project was for TV2 and Metronome Productions – they needed a solution that would enable them to interact with over 200.000 viewers at once during their show known as ‘Fuld Plade‘, so we came up with a solution that involved a web application written in Go using NSQ queuing and Redis to ensure maximum performance. The solution also included a backend web application made with Symfony and an additional login server that would take some of the load off of the TV2 login system.

Why the title ‘Mostly harmless’?

You may wonder why I chose such an odd sounding title for my blog, but there are a couple of good reasons for this specific title…

  1. It describes me rather well. I am in fact mostly harmless. I am generally considered a nice bloke who has no intention of harming anyone.
  2. It’s the title of one of the books in the 5-part trilogy by Douglas Adams ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ – a series I started reading when I was terribly young, but didn’t finish until probably about 5 -6 years ago when I finally took on the final chapter, ‘Mostly Harmless’.
  3. Quoting the same series, the phrase ‘Mostly harmless’ is also the short and concise description of our own Planet Earth as it appears in the fictitious book also named ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’.

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