Some developers use their weekends to develop cool and grandiose projects to learn new technologies and to double down as second (or third) sources of income… instead, I used this past weekend, to develop a small and silly project.
It is a mixture of tongue in cheek and social criticism (bubbles pop up with milestones comparing it to other salaries and goods.) The numbers are based on these articles by Bloomberg and BuzzFeed, which calculate Jeff Bezos’ gains increase by $3,605 every second.
Initially, the counter had an animation that didn’t work on Safari, so I launched with a non-animated version. Later, Temani Afif suggested some changes, and after some tweaks, the animation looks like this:
One fun thing about the project is how equally it distributed it is:
Originally published at https://alvaromontoro.com on April 12, 2021.