Alin Panaitiu


This website is supposed to be part portfolio, part rambling space. A place where I’ll try show my skills and projects, and also brag about them as much as possible. Because it’s my website right? I’m allowed to do that!

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Lunar is a macOS app that brings adaptive brightness to your external monitors.

It uses the DDC communication protocol to set the brightness and contrast of the monitor based on the ambient light, location or simply by using hotkeys.



Noiseblend is a web app for discovering music on Spotify based on your listening history.

It gives you an interface to the lesser known Spotify features like multiple-artist radio, genre playlists refreshed weekly and tuneable attributes like Acousticness or Danceability.


Noiseblend for Alexa

This is an Alexa skill for controlling Spotify through Noiseblend.

It adds some of Noiseblend’s features like:

  • Create Radio stations from up to 3 artists/tracks/genres
  • Get new recommendations and play them with a single command: “Ask Noiseblend to play something”
  • Fade the music up or down for x minutes
  • Start a sleep timer that fades the volume down gradually
  • Play Blends like Immersive Reading or Romantic Night
Noiseblend for Alexa

About me

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Hi, I'm Alin Panaitiu

Living in

Brașov, Romania

Writing in

Rust, Crystal, Nim, Swift, Python

Working on

  • Home lighting and sound automation using ESP32
  • Making Lunar the defacto app for controlling external monitors
  • Documenting and open sourcing my work in a more consistent manner

Learning about

  • Modern programming languages like Crystal, Nim and Zig
  • Embedded programming using Rust and STM32
  • Reverse engineering PCBs and simple circuits
  • Playing whatever instruments I can get my hands on
    • Right now I’m juggling between piano, Romanian kaval, harmonica, classical guitar and ukulele

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