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I live in Rīga, Latvia with my wife Baiba and our kids Rūdolfs and Matilde. I spend my days working from home as a WordPress engineer at XWP.

In January 1st, 2017 I finally started my own video blog because writing regular blog posts was no longer exciting and took a lot of time. The most popular episode is about adding a display to the Orange Pi Zero micro-computer. I also talk about building electric skateboards and the technology behind them. I really enjoy reading and responding to comments for every new video which reminds me of the old days of blogging.

I’m a big fan of the POSSE which is why every video has a blog entry on this site and I also plan on hosting a proper RSS podcast feed on an Orange Pi Zero web server.

I’m also interested in public-key cryptography and digital identity after getting my Latvian ID card in the summer of 2015. This led me to discover Yubico, FIDO U2F, PGP and everything related to JavaCards, encryption and two factor authentication. It is also why I now have my PGP public key. I also contribute to the Two-Factor WordPress plugin.

I continue to develop and support my commercial WordPress plugins for storing Contact Form 7 submissions in the WordPress database and exporting all WordPress content URLs, titles and meta data as CSV.

Last updated on May 2017.

This page is part of the /now movement created by Derek Sivers.

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