Category: English

  • Dvorak, 3rd year

    The past 1st of November marked the anniversary of my switching to DVORAK. I took some time for myself, visited TypeRacer to have some fun and compare results from previous years (see 2017, 2018). Already having surpassed both my previous speed and accuracy I didn’t have any expectations this year, just checking how I was […]

  • To became a member of the community of architects requires an ability to learn to view the world as an architect and to use architect’s tools in a professional way. This can happen only by observing and interacting with experienced architects within the context of a studio. — Internet, innovation and OpenSource: Actors in the […]

  • The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends. — Ratatouille, Anton Ego.

  • Get a good chair, because you can’t always be motivated, and sometimes you have to sit on it until you’re done. — The grandfather of a friend, who had a work ethic that I share.

  • How I learned the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

    Did it ever happen to you that during a phone call you had to spell something? An airline code, an email, an invoice number, etc. At those situations, I always regretted not having learned the NATO phonetic alphabet. Flash forward to September 2019: I found myself in a talk about learning and memory techniques during […]

  • When you go too far up, abstraction-wise, you run out of oxygen. — Joel Spolsky, Don’t let architecture astronauts scare you.

  • To learn to make something well can take your whole life. And it’s worth it. — Ursula K. Le Guin.

  • If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more. — Eric Shinseki. Hat tip: Ann Dunwoody, Automattic Grand Meetup 2018.

  • Make it work, make it right, make it fast. — The UNIX way, resurfaced decades later by Kent Beck.

  • It seems to be much easier to make two small jumps than the one big jump in any kind of mental thinking. — Creative Thinking at Bell Labs (1952), Claude Shannon.