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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 (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.

📋 Ok, time for another nerdy poll. What's your favourite static website generator? If something else — reply, please! Boosts welcome.

I've used Stack Overflow for so many years in a purely consumer role, I wonder why I never took the time to participate... Impostor syndrome, if I had to guess! It feels good to engage, though.

Turns out that writing answers on Stack Overflow is a great way to get a better understanding of a topic. Since I'm learning about managing local state in Apollo Client these days, I could write this answer, which is my first SO answer to someone else's question!

stackoverflow.com/a/59239958/1

Hyped myself into doing Advent of Code 2019 as a way to learn Lisp, and just as quickly pulled back after realising that I have many, many other things that need doing. Procrastination avoided!

@gueorgui For my last hike around Trento, OSM has been much more useful than GMaps, and same goes for bicycling. The Android application "OsmAnd" is particularly feature-rich!

GMaps, on the other hand, works better in my opinion for finding shops/public transport info etc, so mostly urban areas.

To each locale its tool, I guess?

Hey fediverse, are there some FOSS tools that would let me do trip planning as efficiently as Google Maps and its lists? This is the last Google service that I can't seem to get myself out of.

I wish Merveilles allowed colour avatars sometimes, as I'm very much a fan of this drawing my wife made of me! ❤️

I'm happy to see a few film photography nerds on Merveilles 🥰

Complaining about tech 

We started watching Mr. Robot and after just this first episode I'm liking it very much already.

Today we had our 1 year marriage anniversary portrait drawn by the awesome Wilfrid Wood 👍🏻 His website: wilfridwood.com/

In the first version of this toot I wrote "I'm not a stereotypical Arch nerd", while I actually meant "I'm NOW a stereotypical Arch nerd". Unconscious denial!

I'm now a stereotypical Arch nerd: I'm running i3 with a customised bar (polybar), and I'm loving it. My x230 runs super fast, and I feel less restricted by the tiny screen.

Using Iosevka for now. It looks great and a nice side effect of a narrow font is that I can have 4 columns of Emacs buffers open on my big screen instead of 3, and 3 instead of 2 on my small screen 👍

Programming ligatures in fonts such as Fira Code is another thing I don't understand the utility of. Sure it looks a little prettier, but... Maybe it's because there are way too many abstractions in programming work already (React, I'm looking your way).

@gueorgui I use the CJK variant of Iosevka, Sarasa Gothic. It’s a narrow, somewhat-slab serif face similar to Pragmata Pro or Input Mono. typeof.net/Iosevka/

@somnius @gueorgui I love SF mono from Apple, and have installed on all my linux machines

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