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I'm Vlad

and this is my little corner of the internet


My name is Vlad Călin, I am a Romanian software developer, I enjoy reading/talking about technology (mainly software), politics, economics and startups.

I always wanted a way to let people know me without me having to talk to them, so here we are.

Quotes that speak to me


“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward"

Marthin Luther King Jr.

It gets easier… Every day it gets a little easier… But you gotta do it every day —  that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.

The jogging baboon from Bojack Horseman

Interests


Technology : Specific areas I am interested in: distributed systems, Python, Batch/distributed processing, microservices, workload scheduling, databases, distributed system robustness and reliability, monitoring/observability, developer and collaboration tools.

Politics : Learning about various ideologies, current world events and affairs, especially in the Western countries, EU, climate change.

Economics : I am interested in macroeconomics and fiscal policies but recently got into behavioral economics.

Startups : Mainly tech, fintech and productivity app startups.

Psychology : Mainly about the tricks companies and politicians use to manipulate the masses, so I can tell when they want to do this and think for myself.

Favourite everything


Books :
  • Start with why - Simon Sinek
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - Dan Heath, Chip Heath
  • The 80/20 Principle - Richard Koch
Music : Old rock, some kinds of metal, stoner rock/metal Movies and TV Shows :
  • Bojack Horseman
  • The big short
  • Love, Death & Robots
Inspired by the following people :
  • Tim Ferris
  • Ray Dalio
  • Jon Taffer
  • Robert Herjavec