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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 ( together with my wife.

I'm interested in the intersections of art, tech, society, and in working for an ethical, sustainable future.

I wish I could have a modern laptop that's as hackable as the thinkpad x230. The new x1 carbon laptops look great, but all that soldered RAM and hard drives mean there will be no way to upgrade anything 5 years down the line.

In Sway with Waybar, when I reload the Sway configuration file, the Waybar tray widget disappears, ad the Waybar network widget no longer shows the current wifi network. I'm really puzzled by why this is.

Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?

because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon

@gueorgui I’ve had the same experience, but then they said they could run the diagnostics offsite without it which was perhaps even more troubling

So now I'm going to work on my x230 for the next week or so. I'm actually quite excited about that!

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Took my Macbook to apple for repairs again. They actually asked me for my admin password (!!) in order to "run some tests". Of course, I didn't give it to them... Is this common practice?

complaining about Apple 

Inspiring talk from @craigmod on designing deliberate systems for work and for life. Recommended watching:

I've been following Blake Andrews' blog for a long while, and if you're into , you might enjoy his interviews. Here's the latest one, with photographer Jason Tippet:

It's like my entire life prepared me for this... 🤔

Doing something in pure Rails now. Forgot how Ruby and Rails are so geared towards developer happiness. Feels like stepping into a warm welcoming room with a lit fireplace and a hot drink waiting for me after a long day of battling the blizzard of Jävlascript.

Yes, we argue a lot.

After each emotional storm, I tend to review photos of us and realise how much happiness there is between us. I am then reminded that it is not having a sky without storms, or work without fatigue, or relationships without disappointments that makes you happy. Being happy is finding strength to forgive, to keep faith high in challenging times, and maintaining love and respect in disagreements.


From the birdsite: Something worth your 5 minutes to watch! Psychotherapist Philippa Perry talking about her new book. ‘Your child is not a project to perfect.'

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