On finding reasons
22 November 2021 | 12:00 am

Like many other things in my life, I stumbled on this job I'm doing seemingly at random. I never planned to become a web developer. It was never a dream or a passion of mine. It just happened. But I never really cared about the job itself if you know what I mean. I never cared about progressing in my career, never cared about finding new challenges. For me, it's just a job. It's something I have to do and for the past 10 years I worked because one way or another I had to earn a living.

It was a somewhat fatalistic way of living life, I have to admit. You do things because you have to and you don't plan ahead because why bother? I never had dreams to work towards and never had concrete plans. It was mostly about working just enough to take care of my needs and then spending time doing things I enjoy in life.

But one thing I learned about life is that it's unpredictable. And the snowball effect is real. You start changing one thing and suddenly you find yourself in a completely different place, both literally and metaphorically, contemplating new work projects with friends, new life goals with loved ones. For years I was just drifting away. Now I'm enjoying following the flow and seeing where it’s gonna take me.

On life
4 November 2021 | 12:00 am

Life is kinda strange, isn’t it? You never know where is gonna take you. I certainly don’t know where mine is gonna take me.

I spent years with the illusion of knowing certain things about myself, about who I am, what I believe in, what I was looking for.

But then, like a neat pile of leaves blown away by a pesky gust of wind, all my belief and certainties got swept away by a series of seemingly random events.

Is all this going to be for the best? I guess time will tell.

Humans and tech companies
25 October 2021 | 12:00 am

​​I was catching up with some of the news about Facebook, Google and the other big tech companies the other day. As is often the case the news was a bit depressing. I’m not going to get into the details here but the TLDR is that companies give zero fucks about user privacy and well-being. They only care about profits.

Now, that is obviously not surprising. That’s what capitalism and the pursuit of endless growth does to a company.

What made me sad is the thought that those companies are made of people, like you and me. There are countless great developers working at those companies that are lending their talent to develop software that is slowly tearing society apart and fucking up peoples’ lives. That is the part that is making me sad.

​​The fact that the the people at the top are willing to do despicable things is sadly somewhat expected. But the fact that the people at the bottom are willing to go along with the plan, that’s what saddens me the most.

​​If you’re one of those people working at one of those companies, would you mind telling me why you’re doing it? I’d be really curious to know what motivates you to still work at Facebook or Google.

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