Dave Calnan

made this website. Thanks for being here, it means a lot.

Here I like to share my thoughts, code, and experiences.

Don't like the colours? and try again. Or, if you're feeling brave, .


Personal posts. What I've been thinking and doing.

Getting Here
August 08, 2018My journey of starting my current business, SourceAcademy.Read more →
Heading East
July 26, 201827 cities in 71 days - where I've been and where I'm going.Read more →
Lifechanging Experiences
April 27, 2018My experience competing at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Toronto.Read more →
Impostor Syndrome
April 13, 2018Thoughts on belonging and making it up as you go along.Read more →


Here are some things I've made to be helpful on the Internet.

Tailwind Config
Easily get values from your resolved Tailwind CSS config.Read more →
Measure Tailwind CSS Build Size
Easily measure Tailwind CSS build sizes from the command line.Read more →


Things I've tried. Lots of failures, lots of learning.

All-Ages Gigs Cork
June 2011 - June 2012Where it all began. At 15, started running concerts to procrastinate studing for exams.Read more →
The Kino
June 2012 - September 2014Moving onwards and upwards. At 16, renovated a disused cinema into a 280-capacity music venue & cafe.Read more →
Cork Cares
October 2015 - June 2016Like Groupon with a heart. Local deals where at least 20% of each sale went to local charities.Read more →
April 2017 - March 2019Started during university and went full time afterwards. Managed student freelancers to make websites for clients.Read more →
Be Freer
November 2018 - March 2019Short lived, automated admin work for small business owners and provided insights on a custom dashboard.Read more →
Buy Cork
November 2018 - PresentFed up with chain restaurants, a website highlighting fantastic independent local businesses.Read more →


Some fun things I've made.

An experiment in implementing a basic physics engine, sprite-based graphics whilst definitely not infringing any trademarks.Read more →
© 2020, These pixels lovingly crafted in small batches from sunny Cork.Happily built with Tailwind and Gatsby.