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The Startmate experience

If you’re doing a startup, get into a good accelerator.

For four months in 2013 I was going through a life-transforming experience: participation in Australia’s top startup accelerator, Startmate. It was an emotional roller-coaster full of exciting opportunities, important lessons, incredible motivation and hard work. Here’s a picture worth a thousand words…

July 2, MMXIII — Programming, Projects, Life Lessons.

How To Focus On Writing

If you’re like most people, you’ll get easily distracted when writing a longer piece of text. So many distractions are just a click away – e-mail, Twitter, news headlines, stock market charts, or even a nice desktop wallpaper. What if you could just get rid of all visual clutter and focus on nothing else but the text itself? Enter γαλήνη, my new distraction-free text editor.

February 27, MMXII — Programming, Projects, Python.

5 Things I Learned Translating “How to Make Your Dreams Come True”

What’s the best way to understand and know a book? Apart from writing it yourself, the second best option is translating it to another language. If you do it mindfully, you will learn a lot along the way.

February 18, MMXII — Books, Projects, Personal, Life Lessons.

Are You Making Your Dreams Come True? And Do You Even Know Them?

Many people don’t know what they want from life. And for those who do know, the journey isn’t always simple. If you have ever tried to plan your life, cross out items on To Do lists, force yourself to do “useful” but boring stuff and make decisions against your feelings, you are going to agree that this course of life is neither effective nor pleasant. But I came across a book that takes a radically different approach.

February 10, MMXII — Books, Projects, Personal.

Visualizing Linux Traffic Control Setup

In the past six months I had to deal with Linux traffic control (TC) a lot. I was literally blown away by the advanced features of the system. Of course, the versatility comes for the usual price: complexity. I definitely do not regret the time spent on understanding the principles of classes, qdiscs, filters, major and minor numbers, etc. However, I think I have found a way to work with them more easily.

April 5, MMIX — Programming, Linux, Projects, Python.