About me and my site

Hi, this is the old-school personal blog of József Schaffer (LinkedIn, Twitter), Lead Designer at Mapillary, living in Sweden.

My family and me in Gárdony, Hungary 2015

Writings on this blog are somewhat opinionated and vary in topics, but I tend to touch on several aspects of my professional career in terms of usability, user experience, graphic design, interesting new products or tools.

I started writing online a long time ago in 2001 when I was 24 years old. This WordPress site has been up since 14/06/2006. The posts prior to this are now long gone, but in 2012, with some outside help, we restored a portion of the posts from 2002-2004.

Some projects that spun from this blog:

  • Plastik nyelvi eszközök – together with Szotyi we made it easy to install the Hungarian-English spell checker and dictionary for OS X
  • Csoki tools – popular command line tools for Mac in case you don’t want to install a package manager
  • Heti Meteor – a weekly podcast with my friend, Balázs “FB2” Fejes (currently on hiatus, we produced 131 episodes)

Last updated: 03/01/2016