Tobias Locsei

Tobias Locsei


Together with my wife I run an ecommerce and web-publishing business. Before that, I studied mechical engineering and physics, did a research year in theoretical astrophysics, did a PhD in applied mathematics, worked for a few years in technology consulting and new product development, and started a website as an experimental online side business. The side business took off and turned out to be a lot of fun, so back in 2013 my wife and I left our jobs to work on it full time and haven’t looked back. These days I spend my time growing our business, playing with my kids, and expanding my coding skills.


  • Online business
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  • Indie hacking
  • Clojure & functional programming
  • Gymnastics & bodyweight strength training
  • Barefoot running
  • Hiking


  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2008

    Cambridge University

  • BSc (Hons) in Physics, 2004

    Melbourne University

  • BEng Mechanical Engineering, 2003

    Melbourne University

Recent Posts

How to Deploy Your Clojure Web App Painlessly

I’m assuming you’ve written a Clojure web app and you want to get it into production with a minimum of pain, expense and “incidental complexity”. You don’t want DevOps to suck up your time.

How to Set Up SSH Port Forwarding (Tunneling) When AllowTcpForwarding is Disabled

This post is for you if you want to SSH tunnel (with ssh -L ...) into a server that has AllowTcpForwarding set to no in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, and you don’t have the privileges to change that file.

How to Deploy a Cryogen Blog to Netlify

Cryogen is a static site generator written in Clojure while Netlify is a slick and powerful platform for deploying static websites. Can they play well together? Yes! The Cryogen website describes how to deploy to Github Pages, which works fine, but personally I found it easier to deploy my site to Netlify.