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· 3 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

Just a brief post today to highlight an important milestone for Secutils.dev - I recently received the first negative user feedback! It may not sound like something to celebrate or take pride in, but I view it differently. Over the past month, I've received a bit of unsolicited positive feedback, primarily from fellow builders and indie hackers. Their input has been valuable, and I do appreciate it. However, I have to admit that people like me have a higher tolerance for work-in-progress software, imperfections, and bugs. Moreover, solo-builders tend to be incredibly supportive of one another, much like parents with young children empathizing with other parents in similar situations 🙂

But the negative feedback I received this past weekend came from a "real user," which presents a different perspective altogether.

· 4 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

It's an understatement to say that there is a lot of hype around AI these days. It seems to be integrated into everything. The company I work for, Elastic, is also keeping up with the trend by recently releasing the [Elasticsearch Relevance Engine™ (ESRE™)]https://www.elastic.co/search-labs/blog/articles/may-2023-launch-announcement) and the Elastic AI Assistant. Even though I'm typically quite skeptical about over-hyped stuff, I must admit that AI is certainly making waves!

Unsurprisingly, I also find myself asking a question: could the integration of AI tools be useful to the users of Secutils.dev? Let's attempt to answer this question by exploring a simple proof-of-concept that I have been tinkering with this week!

· 3 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

Today, I want to talk about time management, but don't worry, I'm not going to give you another lecture on task prioritization or the importance of a good sleep schedule (although those are important too!). You've probably come across numerous articles covering those topics already, some helpful and others not so much. Instead, I want to share my personal experience and focus on a key aspect that has greatly influenced how I make the most of my time: subtraction. Subtraction, in this context, refers to the removing things, commitments, and plans that don't clearly align with my goals and overall happiness.

· 5 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

Until this year, I had never published a blog post on the internet. However, in the past month, I have published 10 of them and shared them on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Mastodon, the only three social/professional networks I use. This is not my usual approach, and you may wonder why I'm doing it. The reasons are multifaceted, so let me explain and hopefully encourage others like me to start writing as well.

· 3 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

Just a short update this time, as I was busy preparing my tax return and rebalancing my personal portfolio last week. Ensuring that your personal finances are in good shape is a critical skill, especially when you don't have VC funding 😅 But seriously, I believe this topic is worth highlighting.

· 6 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

In my previous posts, I have consistently emphasized the importance of improving efficiency and reducing waste, whether it's time, money, or energy. This concept has become a central theme in several projects I am currently involved in, including Secutils.dev. Today, I want to share my thoughts on security configuration management and how Secutils.dev and similar tools can enhance efficiency in this area by empowering software engineers, who are responsible for designing and implementing security configurations.