This book was the Reading Club assignment for January 2019. This is a character-driven story. Jules and Nicole are successful by most standards: they are wealthy, well-known, and have family and friends. They are also suffering an inner transformation. Jules’s parents have recently passed away and that event is the catalyst that pushes him to […]
What if, in 1983, the polish national resistance was slaughtered after a terrorist attack attributed to them? What if, as a consequence, in 2003, Poland would be governed by an authoritarian state, the Iron Cut would be still in place, and Al Gore the president of the United States? That’s the premise of 1983, the […]
To overcome mediocrity, you have to find the right people. People who could actually achieve something through collaboration, who think beyond what they are responsible for on a daily basis. – Dieter Rams In 2016, I was one of the 5.000 backers of Rams, the first feature documentary about Dieter Rams by Gary Huswitt, who […]
A review of William Maxwell’s book.
In November 2016, I switched from QWERTY to Dvorak. The past year, the change wasn’t noticeable yet, so I was hoping this year would. This is the completely unscientific test I run: I visit TypeRacer and record races – I’m going to settle at 20 from now on. The texts aren’t the same from year […]
This short story was, in 1974, the recipient of the Hugo and nominated for the Locus. I was intrigued by the title by a long time, but it was only after watching the documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin’s life and work that I learned that The dispossessed was how Ursula reacted to this question: where do the people who walk away from Omelas […]
To learn to make something well can take your whole life. And it’s worth it. — Ursula K. Le Guin The documentary that explores the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin is now being screened in several festivals and events. Check out the dates and join one if you can. As a backer of the project, […]
I usually work with an external ThinkPad keyboard, which matches the configuration of my laptop’s. Lately, though, I’ve been using my laptop’s keyboard more and more. At some point, Lenovo decided to design the 6th keyboard row in a slimmer way and switched the standard F1-F12 keys to function keys (volume, brightness, etc). This is […]
This book was the Reading Club assignment for June 2018, the last before the summer hiatus. This is a thriller that builds slowly. Rachel is the main character, she’s a depressed, mentally unstable, and alcoholic woman that can’t cope with having lost her husband to another woman. Megan is also lost and has her own difficulties to find […]
After some epic trips in the past years, this is what our scratch map looks like by the end of 2018 Summer. Antarctica is in our todo list.