Author: Michal Zelazny

  • Forgive

    Years have passed since I did it. Years have passed since I was someone I’m still ashamed of. There’s no point in naming the thing nor looking for forgiveness. Those who were involved back then, they are in different places now, as am I. I did it and I lived and then I did it…

  • Thoughts #4

  • Thoughts #3

    I’m not sure how long this streak will last, but I really enjoy writing those. I do it during the day in different circumstances and I’m not editing them later.

  • Thoughts #2

    Another mind dump. It doesn’t mean I will publish those daily. It means I have a lot to share now and I may be silent for weeks ahead. Time will show. I could have planned those and publish them for a few weeks, but I don’t have to. I don’t earn money on this blog…

  • Thoughts #1

    I’m trying a new format here. It is probably not so new idea in general, but a new format for me. The reason I need a place to share my thoughts, I must do it regularly or my brain is going go explode. I’m not happy with the current state of social media. Including Mastodon,…

  • Letters, love

    Intimacy is the best word I can find to describe the feeling I have when I see a letter from my friend. Intimacy that isn’t present in social media which are public by definition. Intimacy that I cannot find in instant messaging apps. This magical part of slow correspondence is something I miss everyday. But…

  • Mistakes

    This is a translation of a text from my Polish blog from a few months ago. This text is more about the professional area of my life, but it is important to me, it is sincere and it is personal. Therefore, I would like you to read it as well. The statement that everyone makes…

  • Joining the party

    Of course I’m joining the latest trend. Unlike the social media trends this one seems healthy – or at least not un-healthy. I’m late to the party. My defaults are very default, but that’s no surprise for folks who read previous posts or just know me. Here without explanation, but it can be found on…

  • Decluttering continues

    … or tools follow up. There’s a bunch of posts where I’ve described my workflow and the tools I use on a regular basis. And there’s a post where I described the process of removing some of them. I assumed that wasn’t the final stage, so today I’d like to describe some recent changes in…

  • Me and life

    It’s been a while since I last wrote here. The last time I wrote was shortly after I found a new job. Now it is time to come to terms with the past and write a few words about the new job. Lay offs I don’t get why people called it lay offs. Does it…

  • New job

    It has been a strange summer. Now that it’s officially over and autumn has arrived, it’s time to get back to business. And I am. This week I started a new job. I’m working at Society of Authors ZAiKS as a project manager. The process took a while, but it’s finally official and I can…

  • Decluttering

    The process of decluttering is something I do a few times a year. So it doesn’t take days, it takes hours, and I like that. I like to keep things in order, so it’s not much work when I decide to do it. Yesterday was another decluttering day. I went through social media and RSS…

  • New page

    There’s a new page over there at the top of the site. It’s called “uses” and contains all things I use. Enjoy.

  • My place

    Today it is time to show you something unusual. My workstation. A few days ago I wrote a post describing my software tools, now I’d like to share the hardware part. My setup. First the close-up. This is how I work, and these are the tools I use. There’s a HomePod mini, two Mandalorian Lego…

  • Socially

    There are a few different types of people when it comes to their approach to social media. Categorising people isn’t a good thing, but sometimes the simplification that comes from generalisation helps to describe the world. They are necessary and can be helpful if used with care and moderation. This is one of those simplifications.…

  • Hope

    Mankind has chosen the path of self-destruction. It is clear now. We have given away our fate to those who believe in money. And nothing else. We have chosen comfort. We have chosen oblivion. We have chosen ignorance. Now it is too late. Now we have to deal with the world we helped build. It…

  • Lost fight

    Some people spend their time fighting with the big social media platforms. They think it’s important to move as many people as possible from the mainstream platforms to the smaller, more independent and more moral ones. I don’t see the point of this fight. People do not want to move platforms, people do not care…

  • Internet forums

    For a while now I’ve been coming across people complaining that there are no more places like the old internet forums from the good old days of the internet. The ones made with phpBB, old weird topics and people talking about whatever they find interesting. I had the same nostalgia for years. And I decided…

  • Effectiveness

    Having tools is half of success. The other half is using the tools. In my previous post I described what tools I have and why I have them. Now I want to say a few words about how I use those tools. I won’t write about everything for two reasons. One is that I don’t…

  • Timeline

    A few months ago I made a chart, a diagram that shows my whole life as a timeline. I did it to remind myself of how short things and events are compared to life as a whole. It helped me, and continues to help me, to keep things in perspective. Some people have asked me…