Thomas Ardal

Entrepreneur and founder of elmah.io

Projects

I have been experimenting with building and launching software products for several years. This page contain a list of the different experiments I've tried and the outcome of each. When looking through the list I have failed A LOT. But, all of the experiments taught me something and led the way to where I am today.

Project Started Description What Happened Link
MSBuild Shell Extension 2006 Build .NET solutions/projects using right-click Abandoned CodePlex
MSBuild Profiler 2007 Profile MSBuild scripts to improve build performance Abandoned CodePlex
TRexGoogleContacts 2008 Reverse lookup plugin for TapiRex and Google Contacts Donated to TapiRex CodePlex
myrating.dk 2009 A Danish rating website Shut it down Wayback
Bricksales 2010 Buy and sell LEGO bricks online Shut it down Wayback
HippoValidator 2010 SaaS product for scanning website-quality Shut it down Wayback
thomasardal.com 2011 My personal blog Active thomasardal.com
HippoFocus 2011 Chrome extension that let you decide where to put focus Shut it down
HippoTab 2011 Chrome extension that auto-tab on web forms Shut it down
HippoLink 2011 Chrome extension that make unclickable links clickable Shut it down
NuGetFeed 2011 Subscribe to NuGet package updates through RSS Sold to MyGet Wayback
gInfinity 2011 Infinite scroll on google.com and other browser improvements Abandoned Chrome Web Store
smileyapi.dk 2011 API to lookup results from the Danish food regulation department Shut it down
StartupHQ 2011 Index of Danish startups and startup-related events Shut it down Wayback
Verdens Bedste Tomatsovs 2011 A recipy website for making the worlds best tomato sauce Shut it down Wayback
varmchokolade.dk 2011 A recipy website for things containing chocolate Shut it down Wayback
DMI Vejrudsigten 2012 Chrome extension showing weather from the Danish weather service (DMI) Shut it down
Rate My Everything 2012 A range of rating apps for Windows Phone and Android Shut it down
NuGet Package Visualizer 2012 Visualize NuGet packages and dependencies Abandoned GitHub
KMTjek 2012 A website checking for valid milege when purchasing used cars Shut it down
Månedens frugt og grønt 2012 A Windows Phone app showing fruits and vegetables currently in season Shut it down
elmah.io 2013 Cloud-logging and error monitoring for .NET websites Active elmah.io
FluentLinkChecker 2013 A fluent api for doing broken link checks of web resources Abandoned GitHub
CSSLintValidator 2013 Executes CSSLint from .NET Abandoned GitHub
JsHintValidator 2013 Executes JSHint from .NET Abandoned GitHub
ACheckerAccessibilityValidationClient 2013 A C# client for the AChecker accessibility validator Abandoned GitHub
GooglePageSpeedClient 2013 .NET client for Google Page Speed Abandoned GitHub
W3CCssValidationClient 2013 A c# client for the W3C CSS validator Abandoned GitHub
Favicon Loader 2013 Tool for getting the URL of the favicon for any website Abandoned GitHub
ELMAH.Elasticsearch 2013 Elasticsearch storage backend for ELMAH Abandoned GitHub
DiToMi 2014 Webstite for my consultancy company Active ditomi.dk
NuGet Server 2014 A lightweight NuGet server hosted as a Windows Service Sold to Inedo nugetserver.net
Fitbit.Elasticsearch 2015 Import data from your Fitbit device to Elasticsearch Abandoned GitHub
ElasticsearchRetention 2015 Delete indexes from Elasticsearch automatically Abandoned GitHub
gibbon.io 2015 Generate PDF files as a service Shut it down Wayback
nginx for Windows 2016 Easy hosting of nginx as a Windows Service Shut it down
SEOSnoop 2017 A SEO extension for Visual Studio Shut it down GitHub
ASP.NET Core News 2019 A Twitter account and weekly newsletter about ASP.NET Core Active aspnetcore.news
RickrollingMiddleware 2020 A joke but also a good example of how to build middleware for ASP.NET Core Active GitHub