Nice to meet you! My name is Gueorgui, and I'm a photographer, designer, and engineer living and working in London, UK after living in Russia, France, Germany, and Japan.
In my work life, I'm running a tiny creative studio called A Possible Space (https://a.possible.space) together with my wife.
I'm interested in the intersections of art, tech, society, and in working for an ethical, sustainable future.
Do others struggle with similar things? Sometimes I feel that I like the tools more than the actual work that these tools are for, and that just isn't right...
Sometimes I feel like going into software engineering as a career might have been a mistake. I love computers, and I love setting up my environment and tools in just exactly the right ways, but when it comes to pushing actual work forward, including on my own hobby projects, I struggle so much...
A random example: I'll spend hours getting emacs to use the right lsp server for clang and utterly enjoy the process, but doing the actual exercises from K&R drains me and brings me no joy.
I really don't have time for this 😬
Wow freenode went bust -> I guess I should restart my IRC client and change the servers it connects to -> hmm let's see the weechat docs -> hmm why is my weechat still at v2.3 while 3.1 is out? -> why are there so few armbian package updates available on my A20? -> wow the board firmware and OS are so out of date ->
Finally, spring. It feels like we are slowly starting to come out of the long winter — the sun is out more often, and that glum London chill is starting to slowly lift. Something inside is stirring and shifting as well, reaching towards the warmth, more willing to take risks, be vulnerable, and ask for help.
After what feels like a lifetime of winter — with a whole lot of love, struggle, support, and hard work — finally, spring.
I'm really struggling to organise my time to work on projects these days (SwiftUI and Chinese).
I've been working on them after work before but that wasn't sustainable as I tend to be tired in the evenings and want to have more energy for family things.
Now I started trying to wake up early (~6am), but I often fail to go to bed early enough, and to wake up early enough, and so only manage about one productive hour or so, while I need at least two.
Carried a full grocery load, two pizzas, and a little dessert bag today. Continuing being amazed by this machine. @Tingyi 🚲
I have found the meme that resonates with me the most completely, via @acb on Twitter. I am speechless.
This book is so nicely printed on the inside, and the paper looks/feels great, but then the cover is just so ugly. What to do about it? #theChessBoard
Art × Tech. Running a tiny creative studio in London. Really into #chess these days.
Avatar and header by @Tingyi
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