Offbeat Bits

Remember. No loyalty

In 2016 the corporation I was working for signed a contract for building a unified business solution for all of its companies. The project was developed by an external entity, a very well-known name in the industry. We, the IT department employees, were supposed to maintain the new system once it was done. For a brief moment I thought something new and interesting was behind the corner. Then, a few years later, I abruptly woke up to a feeling I had made one of my biggest professional mistakes.

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What HR says vs what I hear

I've spent a few years sharpening my saw and looking for a new professional challenge after 7 years of a decently paid, yet very boring corporate career. Since 2017 I attended numerous job interviews, talked to dozens of recruiters and cancelled many promising processes at various stages, sometimes in very unexpected ways. I also heard certain statements way too often and we need to talk about them.

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Type carefully or deamons shell arice

I've owned way too many domain names. Some of them I use for actual production projects. Some of them wait for their turn to host a new brilliant business idea. Others I buy for funsies because they look cool. Yes, I agree my spending habits are questionable. But sometimes this is fun for wrong reasons.

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Let's talk some pandemic

To say 2020 was a rough year is like saying nothing at all. I still have fresh memories of it so I'm going to jot them down before they evaporate so that I can have a moment of oddly-directed nostalgia in 2030.

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Nintendo Switch, dishonest review

Nintendo Switch has always been this weird product I struggled to understand as a lifetime PC gamer. As a citizen of a country Nintendo pretends doesn't exist I have zero nostalgia about any of their popular franchises. I'm not sure if I ever met anyone who owned any original Nintendo console before. So it was absolutely logical that I found a reason to buy a Switch and see what the deal is. Boom, I got one. And here's what I think about it.

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Love letter to racing games

I enjoy video games. Racing games is a genre I enjoy in particular. I played at least one on every single gaming platform I've owned. Some of them took hundreds of hours of my life and here is my love letter to all of them.

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How I use Twitter and (not) get insane

I've been using Twitter with various breaks since 2008. Until mid 2010s using it outside of the US made very little sense, but it was steadily gaining popularity while suffocating locally available alternatives until it became the only player in the field. My approach to Twitter evolved a lot and it took me a few years to figure out how to use it in a sane way.

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On music, mostly (not) techno

Okay, uhm... How do I start this without boring statements like 'music has been part of my life since I remember, yadda yadda yadda'. Let's try this way: of all music-related things that happened in my life, I owe none of them to my music teacher or my family. If I could credit one person, it would have been Daisy Dee.

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June 2001 or How did it all begin

When I hear people talking about how they got online for the first time they often mention dial-up modems or expensive connections over landline phone lines. My story is somewhat different.

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What I use, what I think of things

For over twenty years I've been using software, online services and various devices as parts of my daily life. I'm writing them down so that I can track how my preferences evolve over time and hopefully help my future choices. Besides, I like reading this kind of lists written by other people, so here's mine for other freaks like me to enjoy.

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