The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

Electrifying Adventures in the Cosmic Realm of Electronics and Radio Waves

Opensource Vector Tile Maps with Versatiles and ReactJS

While working on a side project of mine, i encountered a decision: Free, opensource and privacy respecting raster tile maps using openstreetmap data, or a proprietary, closed source, privacy violating vector tile map provided by Mapbox, Maptiler or similar. I chose the first option because i believe that privacy of the users of a webapp is important enough to sacrifice some features. However, i still wanted to have the features that vector tile maps provide, such as the ability to change the style of the map on the fly or the fact that the font size of the labels on the map is independent of the zoom level making acecssibility features possible....

January 3, 2024 · 2 min

Hackathon Projects

As a human with a big interest in technology, I have participated in a few hackathons. On this page, I will list all the hackathon projects I worked on in the past. This page’s purpose is to make it simple to link to all the projects I worked on. Almost all my software development skills in the area of frontend, backend and mobile app development was initially learned during hackathons. This is the primary reason why I love hackathons so much....

July 3, 2023 · 3 min

Welcome to my blog!

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m Leo Hofer, and I’m thrilled to have you here! Join me on an exciting journey as I dive into the world of electronics, tinker with radios, and delve into the intricacies of writing embedded software. This blog serves as a platform for documenting my discoveries and sharing them with fellow enthusiasts like you. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your technological journey, I invite you to be a part of this exploration....

June 3, 2023 · 1 min