My name is Peter Krumins and I love mathematics, physics, computer science and entrepreneurship!
I run a cross-browser testing company called Browserling in the Bay Area.
I'm also chief technology advisor at Bloomsbury Health, an NHS healthcare innovation company.
I've got over 15 years of programming experience in bunch of companies.
I'm also an expert chess player and a certified chess coach.
I also have a degree in theoretical physics that I got just for fun.
There is an awesome reason why I didn't study computer science. By the time I graduated high school I already had several years of real-world experience working as a Perl and PHP developer, as a Linux sysadmin at an ISP, and as C and C++ programmer at an embedded systems company. I also did tons of contract work in just about any language you can imagine. I am a self-taught hacker. I learned everything on my own just by doing it, which gave me unique skills in computing. If I had chosen to study computer science, I'd have wasted so much time studying what I already knew. Instead I chose physics and now I am pretty good at it, too.
In March 2010 I started working on my own startup together with James Halliday aka
James Halliday, David Weekly, Peter Krumins
Here's a brief overview things I've done over the years:
In 2017 I helped country of Cameroon restore Internet freedom.
In 2017 I 10x'd traffic to Browserling, made Browserling a top 50k website in the world, launched a network of online tools, and added 300+ tools to Browserling's programmer tools collection: No ads, no crap, no nonsense. Just tools. Press button, get result. I also increased my consulting rate to $1,000/hr and this is what one my customers said "Wow. You have given me incredible value in 20-30 minutes. $100,000 I'm serious."
In 2016 I launched Browserling's nerdy web comic, went viral with it, and then went super-viral once again, created Browserling's Web Developer Tools, created Safari Extension for Browserling, massively improved Browserling's SEO, joined Bloomsbury Health, an NHS Healthcare Innovation company, as a chief technology advisor, and added NHS as Browserling's customer.
In 2015 I gave Browserling a new look, launched Browserling's Live API, Browserling's browser extensions (for Chrome, Firefox, Opera), Browserling's Bug Hunter, joined June Inc as a technical advisor, became Hacker-in-Residence at Hackers & Founders, kept writing articles that got over a million views, and was interviewed on Fog Creek Software Blog.
In 2012 I grew Browserling to 200 customers, and wrote my third book called Perl One-Liners Explained. It's similar to my previous two books and and it teaches Perl through 130 well-explained examples.
In June of 2011 I also self-published my first book. It's called Awk One-Liners Explained and it's about short Awk programs for various text processing tasks, such as numbering lines, printing selective lines, merging and splitting lines, and many others. Really fun stuff and useful to know, too, since it makes you so much more productive when working with text files.
In September of 2011 I wrote my second book called Sed One-Liners Explained. It's similar to Awk One-Liners Explained and teaches sed, the superman of Unix stream editing, through 100 practical examples.
In 2006, inspired by ShoeMoney and John Chow, I became fascinated with online marketing. I quit my job and created a network of 50+ MFA sites and made a lot of money with Adsense, TLA, CPX Interactive, Auction Ads, Clickbank and Amazon affiliates. I also created Winamp Music Reporter for Digital Point Forums.
In 2005 I became one of world's top Brainbench certificate holders with 49 certificates in pretty much every computing area. At that time I held one of top positions in world's general Linux certification leaderboard with a score 4.91/5.00. Only one person had the perfect score 5.0/5.0. Here are a few certificated they sent me. I also wrote tons of scrapers and added simple cookie interface to curl and curlpp.
In 2004 I got my fourth job as an embedded Linux systems programmer. I improved RC4 algorithm speed in assembly, etc. I also created a unique Physical Alarm System for a security company.
In 2003 I created a unique IDS/IPS system based on Linux networking stack, Snort and Zorp, worked as a white hat. Usenet was my home back then.
In 2001 I got my first job as a C programmer and created a unique electronic door controlling software in C that ran on DOS and was controlling doors through the parallel port.
This is my work ethic:
Enjoy my posts and I hope to read your comments and feedback!
Peter Krumins (Twitter: @pkrumins)