Lauri Liimatta

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The road to first 100 users

This week I hit an interesting milestone as BloomUp, my side project, got its 100th user. For me getting to 100 users didn’t happen by just setting up the service and then waiting for people to magically appear without doing anything. As someone with no existing audience I knew from the beginning t…

Sailing

During my visit to Finland in late August I filmed my dad sailing in Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. It was actually fun to film something that wasn't skateboarding for a change. This week I finally took the time to cut and edit the footage into a short montage. My plan is to film another…

Making stuff (Part 2)

In the beginning of the year I said releasing a skate video of some kind was one of my goals for the year. Last month I was able to put a checkmark next to that goal. I gathered all the footage I had of my friend Stephane and put together a two minute edit. Stereotypically skate edits don't have a…

Making stuff (Part 1)

My recent trip to Portugal inspired me to get back into making stuff that doesn't require any coding. When I was a kid I used to have woodworking classes in school and I was actually pretty decent at it back then. The thought of getting back into woodworking had been on my mind for quite some time…