@ekaitz_zarraga i get a place on this thread 👁️
my rss feed hungers for personal blogs! :)
@ekaitz_zarraga Hard on the phone but yes! Here you have it xD The guy is a pro and the content is quality always
@sporiff Let's take a look!
Nice Kappa on the profile picture!
(It's not really a cool blog, but it does have RSS damnit!)
@sporiff The blog is cool, but the CV is quite impressing.
@sporiff Yeah! I know the project, what I think is really crazy is the content!!!
@ekaitz_zarraga You're too kind :) I've just been kind of picking things up since I left university. Hard to get a job in Japanese mythology 😜
@sporiff Well, having a job in something doesn't really make it more valuable. I respect that kind of interests, I really do.
They say a lot of things of about how people is and your specific case is really interesting.
I really like to meet people like you.
Maybe it is because I'd love to have the chance to move to different areas as you did. I'm a telecom engineer but I've worked semi-professionally as a miniature sculptor in the past but I never studied art and I'd love to.
@ekaitz_zarraga Studying art is really helpful in all aspects of life, I think. It helps you to think about things differently. Combine that with a strong technical/analytical mind and you'd be a force to be reckoned with.
Plus, computers are fascinating, but I don't find them beautiful. I like them, but I love folkloric tales.
Do you have any pictures of your sculptures anywhere?
@sporiff well... I have some random pictures on the internet
But you may like some of the new ones I uploaded to artstation, for obvious reasons:
I have many more out there but they are quite old and they don't really represent what I do.
Computers are beautiful too! I started looking to programming language internals and so on and I really find them beautiful. Maybe because they are like arts... ways of expression.
@ekaitz_zarraga These are amazing! I really love that Oni bust. Looks like something straight out of a Kabuki theatre.
I think if I got more into programming I'd see the beauty of it. There is something pleasing about the logical nature of computing, but unfortunately I mostly seem to work in a support/sysadmin capacity and haven't had much opportunity to learn coding as I'd like. I've done a few bots and other bits and pieces, but one day I'd like to get stuck into dev proper.
@sporiff Aaaaaw thank you!
Yeah, I understand. Everything has a part of beauty and sometimes it's difficult to understand. I don't remember who said it but there's a quote that says when you get to a level of mastery on a subject you can see the beauty of it.
BTW: I saw you are Shotokai black belt! I practiced Shotokan for years but I had to leave it quite near of getting my black belt... That's something I really regret but I may try again :D
@ekaitz_zarraga As with anything, I think, you need to get good at it to appreciate it. For example, I used to find Vim horribly complicated. Now I can't live without it 😜
Yeah! I used to teach karate when I was a teenager. I'm horribly unfit now, but did get back into it briefly a couple of years back. You should go back to class! It shouldn't take you long to shake off the rust. It's kind of like riding a bike, if you can remember the technique it's just about improving the body's use of it.
@sporiff I have to!
Let's see if the company goes well and I get some extra free time for this!
I need to make some good exercise...
(same feeling with Vim. Nowadays I use Vim for *everything*)
@ekaitz_zarraga Best of luck with it!
I use Vim/Vim keybindings to control **everything** on my personal machine. I don't really know how I managed before...
@sporiff That's power!! :)
@ekaitz_zarraga What sort of things are you interested in re blogs?
@JubalBarca I'm mostly a telecom engineer that works with software. I like that kind of things. More the technical the better.
But I also like arts and some other stuff.
@ekaitz_zarraga Rafael.Bonifaz.ec/blog not that active, pero a veces publico cosas
@rbonifaz Interesante! Gracias!
@tomas It really is!!
They have rss feeds of course. It's by John Baez, who is a mathematician that I gave had the pleasure of meeting on a few occasions. He used to be on G+ but now mostly on twitter, at least that's what I've been told
@loke Wow! That's too hard for me!
@xosem Sí! Mastodon también tiene!
Qué guay, le echo un ojo!
@ekaitz_zarraga I can share mine, although it is more nerd than cool. ;-) Add "feed" to the URL for RSS. I write mostly in Spanish but this URL is for posts in English. I should translate more posts to English. -- http://blog.alvarezp.org/categorias/por-idioma/english/
@alvarezp I can understand Spanish too ;)
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