Jan Kraus

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23 August 2020Personal journal1 min read

Moin, moin Hamburg!

It was a bit spontaneous decision, it happened quickly, it took almost 3 months of efforts, but here we are. We’ve finally completed our move to Hamburg, Germany! Good Bye London We’ve spent the last couple of years living in London. We’ve enjoyed our time there, vibrant culture, green parks, a…

01 June 2020travel3 min read

One week in Portugal

In the middle of March 2019, we’ve paid a short visit to Portugal, visiting Lisbon, Porto, and some places along the way. This photo story is a short memory of this travel. Note that this entry was published in 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic. Since it isn’t the best time to travel and we’ve…

17 May 2020travel6 min read

Memories from Scotland

In October 2018, we went for a short trip to Scotland. It was our first visit there, and we were eager to find out what it’s gonna be like… Our itinerary was packed with many places we wanted to see, and the trip was already highly anticipated. We already had to move it from earlier dates in Summer…

23 April 2020blogging1 min read

COVID-19 f****d everything

It’s not an understatement to say, that the life of every human on earth was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic… COVID-19 fucked our comfortable life bubble. It has been almost 2 months when the world is dealing with pandemic caused by Coronavirus. I won’t go into detail or implication around this…

07 March 2020photowalk3 min read

Growing plants underground in London

Who would have thought about the idea of growing plans deep underground? Well, maybe in some post-apocalyptic movie, but in real life, that doesn’t seem straightforward, right? I was surprised too when I stumbled upon the company called Growing Underground. They produce fresh greens and salad leaves…

01 March 2020photowalk4 min read

Hammersmith Bridge sunrise and photowalk

I was dying to see some good weather, but in February this year was quite miserable. There was a lot of rain and cloudy mornings, so I never had a good chance to go out for some photography challenges. So when I saw a surprisingly good forecast for this Sunday, I immediately knew that was it! All…

16 February 2020travel4 min read

A weekend in Cambridge

As I moved to the UK only a few years ago, everything around is fresh and new. Lucky to have friends in Cambridge, we’ve visited them for a weekend and took the opportunity to see this lovely British city. Our stay was short, only two days, but we’ve visited a few interesting places. What you see…

04 February 2020blogging2 min read

Beating January blues

We all know how it starts. Beginning of the year, we start the month with a head full of ideas and a heard full of hope. And then live gets us. One day after another, we need to face the challenges of our usual lives. We feel down, tired, and lacking energy. We slip, make bad choices, or retract to…

19 January 2020blogging1 min read

It's null until you ship it

This is exactly the status of my blog. It’s not existing for anyone, even though it has been under work for the last couple of weeks. I struggle sweating over typography details, style of the photo gallery, compositions of the components, and so on. In the end, it doesn’t matter that much. These are…

10 December 2019training2 min read

Running towards the changes

This year was truly a setback to me. In the beginning, I grappled with the injury that I carried even from the previous season. Running was always an afterthought, and I’ve found enough excuses to skip way too many training runs. But this is going to change. I’ve been struggling with being…

27 October 2019blogging2 min read

Hello World Blog

Who starts a blog in 2019? Is it still a thing worth doing? Who will even read this? What platform should I use? What about should I write? So many questions before I even start questioning if I should also be doing this. Yet, if you are reading this, that means I didn’t quit, and I published my…

30 December 2018Personal journal6 min read

Wrapping up 2018

Again, the time has come to sit down and look back into the past year. It’s almost end of a busy, little dull year of 2018. If you’re following my blog, please sit down and revisit with me the last 12 months of my life. Running and training As usual, I’ll start with a quick look at my sport…

06 October 2018Photo story2 min read

Magical sunrise at Richmond Park, London

Early Sunday last week I went for a long run as one of the final training runs before the upcoming marathon. I ran through the Richmond Park and the sunrise I’ve witnessed left me stunned. It was one of the most beautiful scenes I’ve ever seen. I’ve started early, around 5AM. I passed first 1…

29 September 2018Personal journal2 min read

Post summer summary

I didn’t post any updates lately. Two months passed without a post. Sorry about that. It feels like I’ve been out of focus for some time. Summer’s ended, and I’m trying to fix that now. Update on marathon training On the last personal update, I’ve mentioned preparing for my upcoming marathon run in…

21 July 2018Photo story4 min read

Hiking on Tenerife: Cruz del Carmen in Anaga Mountains

Anaga Mountains found on the northeastern side of Tenerife offer an entirely different environment than the rest of the island. Green, humid forest, the variety of plants and trees makes them an excellent area for hiking and exploration. One of my last days on Tenerife I went for a long hike…

20 July 2018Photo story3 min read

Hiking on Tenerife: Arona to Roque del Conde to Roque de los Brezos and back

In the area of Arona, there are many distinct mountains. They each reach up to 1000 meters high, but their height makes a big impression because you can observe them almost from the sea level. So one afternoon I’ve decided to go for a hike to a nearby mountain with quite interesting, flat top. To…

17 June 2018Running log5 min read

Running on Tenerife: Adeje to Montaña Carrasco and back

If you, like me, came to Tenerife to seek challenging trails, hard rocks, curvy paths and beautiful views you won’t be disappointed. Today I present first from many run/hikes runs I’m covering during my short summer break on Tenerife. The inspiration for this route came to me naturally when I was…

03 June 2018Personal journal4 min read

May training report and updates

May is gone, and with lots of sunny, warm days we’re officially entering summer period. It looks like it will be a hot one. As usual, I’m publishing my monthly summary for the past month. Enjoy. Traning numbers in May This month was a substantial increase over April. I was able to run more often and…

29 April 2018Personal journal2 min read

Monthly update, April 2018

It was an interesting month. It passed by quickly though, like other months too. I get the feeling that the time is accelerating. Or maybe its because we live busy lives, not always focus on what’s essential for us. Training I’m writing this on Sunday, so the last day of the month is tomorrow, but…

26 April 2018Personal journal1 min read

Next challenge: Munich Marathon 2018

Feeling a little buzzed and inspired from watching the runners on the London’s streets, I’ve decided to challenge myself. I’ve signed for Munich Marathon! Starting from today, I have exactly 170 days until Generali München Maraton (the official name) which will take place on 14. October 2018. That…

23 April 2018Photo story4 min read

Photographing the 2018 London Marathon

The time went by so fast, and I didn’t realize it was almost a year since the last event. This year the Virgin Money London Marathon was set on 22 April 2018. I wasn’t watching the date, so almost by accident, I found out that it will happen on the last Sunday. Of course, I couldn’t miss it. I…

31 March 2018Personal journal1 min read

Spring bottom bounce, March 2018

Closing this month with small amounts of updates. So, today is the last day of March. Mentally, it’ll be the mark of the end of the winter period. Again, the month was busy with work, and not so much happen, so it felt a bit insignificant. Training I’m embarrassed by the progress in this month. My…

03 March 2018Personal journal3 min read

Winter training, February 2018

February is the shortest month in a year, will this be a brief update then? Lets find out. Running and training I’ve started the month with a plan to slightly improve my January stats. While I had good progress in the first two weeks, the second half was less active, and in the end, I didn’t achieve…

03 February 2018Personal journal1 min read

Training into the unknown - beginning 2018

The first month of January went pretty fast. Here’s some short report from it. Training I didn’t set for any big goal for this year. I didn’t sign up for any race; I don’t have any particular distance to reach. I would preferably focus on the groundwork. So my principal focus is just to train and…

01 January 2018Personal journal5 min read

2017 - a year in review

It has become my tradition to spend couple hours by the end of a year and write a yearly review post. I’m doing that since last couple years. Today I’m writing this on retrospection of 2017. I invite you to read my share of struggles and moments of joy, successes & failures, ups, and downs. Training…

30 December 2017Personal journal4 min read

Last monthly update this year, December 2017

Last days of December and year 2017 are through. Follow me on this monthly update before starting a countdown to the beginning of 2018! The current year will end tomorrow and I will also write the yearly summary in next couple days. But for now, I would like to focus on this month. Training In this…

03 December 2017Personal journal3 min read

Monthly update, November 2017

In the beginning of the last month of 2017, I’m writing a short summary of November to check and update about what’s going on in my life. It didn’t feel long, but it’s been already a year since we’ve moved to the UK. It was good 12 months although too much focused still on getting everything…

01 November 2017Personal journal2 min read

Short monthly update, October 2017

Autumn is already there and just two months left in this year. As usual, although not very regularly I sit down to reflect on past month. Follow me. Slow training September and October were almost completely out of running. I’ve only run twice, for about 10km in total. One of the runs happened to be…

11 October 2017Photo story5 min read

Visiting England's South Coast

At the turn of September and October, I took few days of vacation and together with my wife we’ve spent three days on the southern coast of UK. In this post, you can find a collection of memories from places we’ve visited. It was the first time we’ve been to the UK’s coast, so we were excited to…

10 September 2017Running log8 min read

Running Magurski Ultramaraton

It’s been already three weeks since the event and I don’t want my memories to fade away. On 19th of August, 2017 I’ve attempted to run and finished 58km route of Magurski Ultramaraton in Kępna, Poland. I’m proud of this accomplishment and I want to share this experience with you. To run ultra…

01 August 2017Personal journal2 min read

Slow and low July 2017

Summer in London is different than in Poland - I guess, it’s more bearable. Not so much extreme weather changes, not freaking hot, which is good for living in the city. This month passed quickly, again. Let’s look into July in my quick, monthly retrospective. On running I put less effort into…

05 July 2017Personal journal2 min read

Can't believe it is already summer, June 2017

Just 2 days ago I went for a run on a warm and sunny afternoon and this thought struck me. It’s already July and that means we’re already in the 2nd half of the year. Amazing, how the time flies. If you care enough about what I do and think, stay with me for my monthly update. Running First, some…

02 June 2017Personal journal3 min read

Stepping up the game, May 2017

It is the first week of June 2017 and that means it’s time to write my monthly review again. May was again busy month (tell me which wasn’t) but I’m actually quite happy with everything that’s happened and the progress I’ve made. Work and travel I’ve traveled again, this time twice, to Hamburg for…

26 May 2017Photo story4 min read

Box Hill hike in Surrey

Last weekend on sunny Sunday, together with some friends, we went for our first hike in London’s neighbourhood. The weather was pleasant and this moderate length hike was very enjoyable. The event was quite spontaneous. Just the evening before Dan asked us to join him and his lovely wife Ale. I didn…

07 May 2017Photo story3 min read

Photographing the 2017 London Marathon

The 2017 London Marathon was one of my first attempt to street & event photography in London. I didn’t set many expectations about the outcome as I haven’t done much of this kind of shoots in the past. So instead, I’ve turned my mindset towards exploration and fun. Catching up with elite runners My…

08 April 2017Personal journal2 min read

Recovery month, March 2017

I’ve got some delay with publishing this. Somehow feel disconnected with blogging recently and just this weekend got finally time on sunny, Saturday morning to sit quietly, think back and write about past month. I was also sick for almost one week which was unthinkable for me… I was always proud of…

28 February 2017Personal journal3 min read

A month in review, February 2017

A second month already almost behind me. Time flew fast, there wasn’t much happening, though. Again, a little too much work and stress and not enough of perseverance… Training I didn’t train as much as I expected. In total, I’ve trained for about 9 hours and run for only around 30 km. I was swimming…

07 February 2017Personal journal1 min read

Blog updates: server and HTTPS

Short update about my blog. As you may have already noticed the base URL has changed. I wanted to do this for a few months already, but it required some preparation I’ve postponed this multiple time. But last weekend I’ve finally turned around and did it. All pages of my website are now served via…

31 January 2017Personal journal3 min read

A month in review, January 2017

As time pass by, already the first month of 2017 is done. Here is my short look back into what was happening and how did I do this time. Also, a bright glimpse of the future. Work January’s been busy. The end of the year is usually a slower time in e-commerce software development because many people…

21 January 2017Meeting notes6 min read

Notes from Magento 2 Migration meetup

Yesterday I’ve joined my first meetup this year, organized by London Magento Meetup Group at DotMailer office. The location and venue were fantastic. There was pizza, polish beer and many people to talk. Below you’ll find a short summary of my notes and thoughts from the meeting. The main topic of…

08 January 2017Personal journal2 min read

A peek into first week of 2017

The first week of 2017 passed quite quickly. Given some undistracted time, I can take a look at the time literally from the 10000ft perspective, as I’m now flying to Hamburg. So while it looks like that the new year is starting quite busy, let’s step back and reflect on that. As I look at my Fitbit…

30 December 2016Personal journal5 min read

Reflections on 2016 and a look forward

Can’t believe it’s been another year. This one was busy and quick. Even though a lot happened somehow I feel like I’ve missed it. This is almost the last day of 2016 and I sit here now, in London and look back to reflect on what happened, what did I achieve and what I can do better in 2017. Work I…

26 October 2016Personal journal1 min read

Without a word, next month passes by

It feels like it was just a blink of an eye, yet another month just passed. I’ve promised more frequent updates but I still don’t have enough time to do that. This month I’ve spent more time flying than running… That give me something to think about.

03 October 2016Opinion piece1 min read

The black protest

This is quite unusual for my blog, to actually write about current topics. But I was thinking about it and I guess… every opinion matters. So do mine, so do yours. There are a lot of smart people around me and they’ve probably already discussed the important matters, stances, philosophies. So I may…

26 September 2016Personal journal1 min read

About that silence...

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been silent for about last month… If you waited for another reading list episode - sorry, I’ll return to posting from October. There were many things going on and even more will come. Last month passed so quickly for me. I’ve got couple business travels to Hamburg…

26 August 2016Reading list2 min read

Reading list #11

Hello. It’s Friday evening and I’ve got another reading list compiled for your pleasure. Enjoy dozens of interesting and inspiring articles and resources. READMORE Tech related Writing good React components Couple interesting tips and advices on writing good, reusable React components. React…

19 August 2016Reading list3 min read

Reading list #10 - Summer coding edition

Lets get rolling ahead of weekend. This time lots of React & Redux and Rails articles to read. Enjoy summer & enjoy my 10th reading list. READMORE Internationalization in React I18n is important topic for most of the projects we work here on, in Europe. I feel that it is often skipped by all the…

15 August 2016Photo story4 min read

Catching the light

It was 8 PM, the day before when I’ve got the crazy idea of going for a trip to photograph the sunrise from the top of Babia Góra. I would later see, that clouds almost entirely covered the peak and no sun for me, but it was one of best hikes I’ve ever had. I was still on the short run when the…

12 August 2016Travel report6 min read

One week in Senj, Croatia

Just about two weeks ago my wife and I made a quick choice to pack our stuff and go for one week to Croatia. We picked some location, booked apartment via Airbnb, got into a car and departed. Our plan was not a full blown vacation, but rather some “digital nomad” style of work and relax. We were not…

10 August 2016Reading list2 min read

Reading list #9 - Staying up to date with technology

It was a busy time for me. Lot of work, some training, traveling and usual stuff. But I didn’t forget you. So let’s jump quickly to my next reading list. How do I keep up with technology? Learn how to stay up to date when technologies and languages changes everyday. JavaScript and Functional…

02 August 2016Reading list2 min read

Reading list #8 - Summer break

After a little longer break, here is my next reading list. Last week I’ve spent in Croatia, working remotely, relaxing on the seaside and enjoying some offline time therefore no reading list was published. But this time I’ve got bigger package for you. Technical reading The Best Way to Learn to Code…

17 July 2016Reading list3 min read

Reading list #7 - Rainy Sunday edition

It’s Sunday and it’s raining. Perfect day just to grab cup of coffee, wear warm socks, sit in comfortable chair and enjoy reading. This week I’ve collected quite large set of interesting topics, so feel free to take a look and start reading! On programming (and around) Ruby on Rails Guides (v5.0.…

11 July 2016Personal journal1 min read

Happy to be there

First 10 days of July passed and I feel I need to report some of the details about the progress for last couple weeks. Summer is fully here. Days are quite long, weather’s not bad, things are rolling. Blogging After getting break during May, I’ve increased the amount of posts per month. This is of…

09 July 2016Reading list1 min read

Reading list #6

This time a little bit late and also somewhat short. To be honest, I didn’t have time to fully read all articles from last week. So here is a short one. ES6 for Humans Short and humble introduction and walkthrough about new methods and features of Javascript ES6. You don’t (may not) need Lodash…

02 July 2016Reading list3 min read

Reading list #5 - Rails 5 released!

Lots of articles to read in this week. The biggest announcement was for me the 5.0 release of Ruby on Rails! But, of course there is more for your pleasure. Rails 5.0: Action Cable, API mode, and so much more After six months of polish, four betas, and two release candidates, Rails 5.0 is finally…

27 June 2016Personal journal4 min read

Keeping the fire burning

Sometimes it’s easy to loose the focus. I get it all the time. One week is great, then next one feels like a two steps back. Sometimes good, sometimes hard. What is important, is to keep pushing forward. I mentioned this before. I often don’t work hard enough for what I want to achieve. Trying once…

25 June 2016Reading list2 min read

Reading list #4

Next weekend, next reading list. This time again, lots of links related to Javascript. Enjoy! READMORE Enhancing Optimistically Filament group revisits Cutting the Mustard technique. JavaScript Object Creation: Patterns and Best Practices Refreshing article about various methods of object creation…

19 June 2016Running log1 min read

Run in a park, score 5k

Friday afternoon my buddy wrote on Facebook that he’s gonna participate in the 5K Parkrun. Since I’ve never taken a part in it, I’ve thought I’ll give it a shot. I’ve also never participated in a 5K race, so it was a good challenge as well. READMORE Parkrun is free, weekly 5km run organized by…

17 June 2016Reading list2 min read

Reading list #3 - Carry a Notebook

My 3rd edition of the reading list links. Each weak I post some notable links to blog posts & articles, mostly related to development, but not only… Actually lots of links are related to Javascript. It is really becoming most vibrant, living ecosystem. So, enjoy your reading: I Was Wrong About…

12 June 2016Personal journal2 min read

Back on track in June

Damn, it’s been more than a month since I’ve wrote about running. To be honest, it wasn’t very intense. Only couple of short runs and one longer run trip. But this month I’m finally starting to feel it. I’ve put finally some effort in running more consistently. It is actually second week of June…

11 June 2016Reading list1 min read

Reading list #2 - jQuery 3.0 Released!

Another set of notable articles from this week. Biggest news, I guess is the announcement of jQuery 3. If you don’t need to support older IE then I recommend looking into it. READMORE jQuery 3.0 Final Released! Third version of jQuery released! This rock solid, swiss-knife of website scripting…

03 June 2016Reading list1 min read

Introducing reading lists

There are lots of new things appearing every day. New articles, libraries, frameworks, videos, products and more. I’m usually checking lots of them during my week. I’ll try to collect them and publish it here for you. Enjoy! 3 Different Kinds of Prototypal Inheritance: ES6+ Edition Eric Elliot takes…

30 April 2016Running log2 min read

Run to magic places

Sometimes I’m just amazed how the same route looks and feels when you run it at a different time. Today, I went on the run in the evening, just about 1 hour before sunset. The photographers say that it’s and golden hour. The sun is near the horizon and the angle, on which the sun rays fall on the…

27 March 2016Running log2 min read

First day of the spring

I’m not exactly sure whether it was last day of winter or the first day of spring. But as usual, we’ve set for a run. Initially, we’ve actually planned to go somewhere else, but because of some unforeseen event day before, we’ve settled for a shorter route in Lasek Wolski. Actually, it was the same…

13 March 2016Running log2 min read

Dirty dozen at Lasek Wolski

Running this Sunday was all about mud, wet and slippery slopes. We started around 9:00 and traversed some nice trail paths in Lasek Wolski, small forest area in western part of Kraków. It was nice, technical run, mixed with a lot of sliding through mud and rain puddles. It’s always hard to get up…

10 March 2016Personal journal2 min read

Fighting my demons

This entry will be different. It has been a long time struggle for me and all the time I thought that I’ve got this. That I have it under control and I’m making progress. But it’s not entirely true and here is why. Deamon #1: Procrastination Probably like everybody else I’m wasting definitely too…

05 March 2016Running log1 min read

Turbacz w marcu

Sobotniego poranka zrobiliśmy z Krzysztofem solidną trasę. Podejście z Koninek, przez Obidowiec zielonym i czerwonym szlakiem na na Turbacz. Zbieg przez Czoło Turbacza, także Zielonym. Pogoda raczej wiosenno-ziomowa, śnieg pojawił się dopiero powyżej 900 metrów. Trasa wyszła nam grubo: 19,5km 950m…

29 February 2016Personal journal2 min read

Slow but steady, February winter edition

Sometimes the journey is slow. Sometimes it’s just feels like you’re in the same place. If you’ve ever felt this way, then welcome. This month was just slow. I mean, it wasn’t nothing. There was lot of work, some training here and there but no big progress. Let’s take a look and see why. Training I…

31 January 2016Personal journal2 min read

A journey to minimalism starts in January

So, the first month of 2016 was dedicated to some cleanup, clutter reduction and simplifying. I’ve set a goal, to get rid of one thing for every day and today 31 days passed. Here are the results. Cleanup I ended with reducing much more of digital clutter, but nevertheless, it’s the action that…

01 January 2016Personal journal2 min read

2015 out, 2016 in

Another year passed, another year starting. These 365 days are flowing very fast. Lots of things happened during the last year. I would like to share some stats about them, plus maybe give some look into the future. Travel, fun and photography I have traveled to 4 special places: Hamburg, Cyprus (I…

06 December 2015Running log2 min read

Magic run

There is always something special when reaching the summit. Doesn’t matter if it’s a rocky peak in a high mountain range or a small mound in the city. The reward is there, always. You just need to reach for it. The sun was setting early. It was just around 3 PM when my friend Krzysztof picked me up…

05 December 2015Running log2 min read

Running up this winter

I don’t know why, but this season I was too lazy. I’ve only run occasionally, couple times per month (if any). Should improve that maybe during this winter. But from time to time, anyway I always enjoy a break from the city. Last weekend of November I went on a nice trail run with my friend…

31 October 2015Random thoughts2 min read

Thought from Smashing Conference Barcelona 2015

Another year, another conf! This time, I’ve got the chance to visit Barcelona! It wasn’t that cold yet so besides of enjoying 2 days of conference talks, we’ve also done a little bit of sightseeing. The main topic was, of course, the Smashing Conference. The mix of technical, design, UX and…

30 August 2015Personal journal2 min read

My month in review: August 2015

Phew, this was busy month. It’s not even an end yet – still have one day to go – but I have to write this summary anyway. I doubt it will change that much tomorrow. So, lets get through. Decluttering The idea of getting rid of unused stuff around me was bouncing in my head for quite some time. At…

18 August 2015Personal journal1 min read

Change

Things are changing. I already see some progress. I wake up earlier and have more energy. My tasks are getting organized better and I am able to finish it faster. I am able to do couple simple workout in the week, step by step overcoming the weakness of my body and mind. I hope to achieve more. I…

05 July 2015Running log2 min read

2x Śnieżka, edycja 2015

Drugi raz pojawiłem się na starcie biegu “3x Śnieżka = 1x Mount Blanc”. Kilka miesięcy temu w głowie krążyły mi jeszcze przelotne myśli aby wystartować na dystansie ultra, ale oczywiście za mała ilość treningów skłoniła mnie do podjęcia krótszego wyzwania. Dramatyczny upał, który towarzyszył nam w…

27 April 2015Shared link1 min read

HafenCity photowalk

To experience something new, I’ve posted a story on Medium. Feel free to check it: https://medium.com/@jankraus/hafencity-photowalk-ddf8e17f5112

05 April 2015Running log1 min read

Marzec 2015 - raport i przemyślenia

Z lekkim poślizgiem postaram się przeanalizować poprzedni miesiąc. Z końcówką lutego zacząłem w miarę regularne treningi i marzec był pierwszym miesiącem, w którym udało mi się to całkiem dobrze. A więc do dzieła. Statystyki Wg Stravy w marcu zanotowałem: 17 treningów, na których przebiegłem 15…

24 March 2015Personal journal1 min read

Your time is limited...

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition…

11 March 2015Personal journal1 min read

Biegowe plany na 2015

Na przestrzeni lutego zacząłem powoli wracać do biegania. Na razie było to dosyć nieregularnie i chyba całkiem bez celu. Nastał marzec, zima na razie odeszła a ja biegam trochę częściej. Na horyzoncie pojawiły się dwa ciekawe biegi: Mammut – Sky Marathon 1xBabia oraz 3 x Śnieżka = 1 x Mont Blanc…

16 February 2015Personal journal1 min read

Today is better than tomorrow

We all have this. Put things aside, thinking tomorrow or someday. Just not now, not today. I say: Tomorrow I’ll go to gym. Next week I’ll finally start running again. I’ll update my blog when it will be ready… I’ll do that, but first I need to do something else. I will travel to take photos, but…

02 January 2015Personal journal3 min read

Resolving resolutions

One year ago I wrote about some of my resolutions for the upcoming 2014. Even though it seems like everyone is bashing new years resolutions, we may call them differently but we all have them. So last year I posted here four points. Let’s see how I’ve got them. READMORE Train more consistently. Aim…

14 December 2014Photo story1 min read

Streets of Hamburg

So my last post was about running in Hamburg. But I also did some walking. Here are some interesting places and moments I’ve captured on a short walk near Alster and city center. Enjoy. Let’s start at the Barmbek station. I admire fast, good and reliable transport. S- and U-Bahns are great way to…

08 December 2014Running log1 min read

Hamburger run

Po prawie miesięcznej przerwie udało mi się znów trochę pobiegać. Nie był to jakoś specjalnie długi bieg, ledwie niecałe 7km. Ale dla mnie miało to duże znaczenie. Z kilku powodów… READMORE W tym tygodniu znów trafiłem do Hamburga. W zeszłym roku byłem tu dobrych parę razy, oczywiście w ramach…

06 October 2014Photo story3 min read

2014 Beskidy Ultra Trail report

Niestety nie wystartowałem w tegorocznej edycji Beskidy Ultra Trail. I choć złożyło się na to kilka powodów, ostatecznie jestem z tego mimo wszystko zadowolony. Udało mi się za to pojawić z aparatem na trasie wyścigu i zrobić kilka zdjęć uczestnikom. Okazało się to samo w sobie organizacyjnym…

18 August 2014Travel report5 min read

Latem na Maderę, czyli 2 tygodnie odpoczynku na wyspie wiecznej wiosny

Wakacje 2014 spędziliśmy na Maderze. 14 dni odpoczynku, relaksu i spokoju. Przepiękne widoki, niebo, góry i chmury stwarzają tam wspaniałą atmosferę. Nie jest to idealne miejsce na urlop, jeśli ktoś preferuje leżenie na plaży i imprezy, ale może właśnie dlatego Madera bardzo przypadła nam do gustu…

09 June 2014Photo story2 min read

Na Babią, po zachód słońca!

W ostatni weekend, sobotę, 7. czerwca postanowiłem się wybrać na Babią Górę fotografować zachód słońca. Dawno temu miałem okazję być tam ze znajomymi na wschodzie, ale nie udało mi się jeszcze zobaczyć schyłku dnia. Akurat prognoza sugerowała idealne okno pogodowe, dzień wcześniej było deszczowo a i…

08 June 2014Photo story3 min read

Of we go, czyli Śnieżka 2014

W połowie maja miałem okazję spędzić kilka dni we Wrocławiu. Natalia coachowała na Rails Girls Wrocław, a ja wykorzystałem wolną sobotę, żeby wybrać się w Karkonosze. Jeszcze nigdy wcześniej nie byłem w tamtych okolicach, może poza zimowym pobytem w Pecu pod Śnieżką, prawie 6 lat temu. Tym razem cel…

11 May 2014Running log1 min read

Tydzień #3 - z Dusiołkiem w tle

Upłynął już trzeci tydzień. I znów wszystko poszło dobrze. Może nie całkiem zgodnie z planem, bo pozwoliłem sobie na spore odstępstwa, ale za to było ciekawie i intensywnie. Statystyki W planie na ten tydzień było 70 kilometrów. Założenia zostały osiągnięte, ale zamiast 5 treningów zrobiłem cztery…

04 May 2014Running log1 min read

Tydzień #2 za nami!

Siedem dni szybko zleciało. Udało mi się wykonać zgodnie z planem wszystkie 5 treningów i jestem z tego całkiem zadowolony. Zapraszam do krótkiego podsumowania. Statystyki Nabiegałem się trochę, ale zakładałem że nie będzie łatwo. Choć właściwie nie bolało mnie nic, ani nie czułem specjalnego…

27 April 2014Running log1 min read

BUT - Tydzień #1, podsumowanie

Co prawda plan treningowy wprowadziłem dopiero od wczoraj, to jednak już dziś wypada koniec pierwszego tygodnia. Nie wypełniłem normy… Miało być prawie 60, wyszło coś około 35 km. Ale rozgrzewka zaliczona. Nie było źle. READMORE W sobotę była przyjemna pogoda i udało mi się zaliczyć dłuższy bieg, z…

26 April 2014Random thoughts1 min read

I run, therefore I live

I wanted to write this since long time. I run to feel alive. I run to be better. I run to connect with myself and with the world. I run because I can. I run to discover what I am capable of. I run to forget. I run to hope. I run to dream.

26 April 2014Running log4 min read

Przygotowania do BUT-a czas zacząć

Za 23 tygodnie BUT90 – Beskidy Ultra Trail. To jeszcze nie setka. Ale kolejne wyzwanie. Po ostatnich doświadczeniach z Chudego Wawrzyńca, zamierzam się lepiej przygotować. Od jakiegoś czasu zacząłem więcej biegać, ale nadal brak mi było regularności i celu. Cel się znalazł. Teraz czas na regularność…

25 April 2014Travel report5 min read

A humble visit to the Lake Bled

Last week, together with Natalia we’ve spent couple days in Slovenia. This short trip was very pleasant, calm and subtle experience. I really recommend to visit lake Bled and enjoy some quality time there. Ever heard of Bled? I didn’t. We’ve been to Slovenia couple times, but only as a stopover or…

02 April 2014Random thoughts1 min read

Caballo Blanco

Kilka dni temu minęła rocznica śmierci Caballo Blanco. Wspaniała postać, która zainspirowała Christophera McDougalla do napisania “Born to Run”. Looking back, that’s when I knew the search was over. We didn’t ease up—we soon got back on the trail and kept beating the brush until daylight faded—but…

22 March 2014Random thoughts4 min read

Thoughts on Smashing Conference, Oxford 2014

Last week I’ve got wonderful opportunity to participate in Smashing Conference in Oxford. It was nice experience, fun trip with friends from creativestyle and I want to share some thoughts and observations from it. Lasers Yes, of course this is the most important part of the conference! Joking aside…

01 March 2014Running log2 min read

Spring run #1

Co prawda nie ma jeszcze kalendarzowej wiosny, ale pogoda kwalifikuje ten bieg do kategorii wiosennej. Korzystając z wolnego weekendu postanowiłem wybrać się wreszcie na trochę dłuższe wybieganie. Dłuższe to takie powyżej 10km. Ostatnio jakoś nie było łatwo. Rano zazwyczaj ulegałem przekonaniu, że…

17 February 2014Personal journal5 min read

Hackathon Hack4good 0.5 w Krakowie

Kilka dni temu, 7-9 lutego miałem okazję organizować hackathon #hack4good 0.5 w Krakowie. I tyle wam powiem ten event był fantastyczny! Chyba wszystko przerosło w nim moje oczekiwania. Odespałem już noce i odkopałem się z robotą, dlatego mam chwilę czasu, żeby podzielić się swoimi przemyśleniami na…

04 January 2014Running log6 min read

Running recap of 2013

Since 2010 running has become an important part of my life and I couldn’t imagine myself without it. So, year 2013 has come to an end and I’d like to take a look back on the important events that happened to me during that time. I will also share my thoughts about gear and tools I’ve used. The…

31 December 2013Personal journal1 min read

New Year's Resolutions - 2014 edition

New Year is couple hours ahead. Last chance to make your resolutions. But actually, the chance is always there. You just have to do it. I want to share here some of mine. READMORE Train more consistently. Aim for 3-5 training units per week. Put running ahead. Eat healthier. More smoothies and…

23 November 2013Personal journal3 min read

Hacking4good with Geeklist

Some days ago I’ve got wonderful opportunity to participate in Hack4good hackathon in Dublin. The event was organized by Geeklist, the social platform for web developers. It was also a part of WebSummit conference in Dublin. The idea? Hack for charities, NGO organizations and help solve real world…

14 October 2013Personal journal1 min read

Hello World Again?

So I say hello again. With almost year break from blogging I finally decided to go back. I need this. I need my website as a basic platform of expression. Despite feeling really anxious about it, I kinda miss writing much. With this blog again, I want to share my thoughts on my work, life and…

12 November 2012Personal journal1 min read

Where do you go to disappear?

Everyone needs this. When things go bad, when things go great. We need this place. To contemplate, to catch, to be. We need this place and we will find it. It’s there. Almost. But we will get there. I will. I promise, this is last change here. Less was too much and I had wrong focus. The way is not…

03 May 2012Personal journal1 min read

Relaunch

After couple of months of idling, I finally decided to relaunch my blog again. Switching back from Tumblr to WordPress I won’t keep my old blog posts and resources since I don’t find them important. It was just random noise that doesn’t matter anymore. So back to WordPress, I made my own theme. Its…

15 January 2011Blog Archive1 min read

Myslovitz - Teatr Łaźnia Nowa w Krakowie

W grudniu miałem okazję być na koncercie grupy Myslovitz. Bardzo fajna atmosfera, i ciekawe miejsce (Teatr Łaźnia Nowa) w którym był zorganizowany sprawiły, że była to jedna z przyjemniejszych imprez 2010 roku. Myslovitz

03 December 2009Blog Archive1 min read

Why Ruby?

Polecam fantastyczny Keynote speach Davida Heinemeiera Hanssona, twórcy Ruby on Rails na temat “Dlaczego Ruby”. https://vimeo.com/17420638

16 October 2009Blog Archive3 min read

Awaria MacBooka Pro - moja historia

W zeszłym tygodniu spotkała mnie przykra niespodzianka. Po powrocie z pracy, usiadłem w fotelu z pyszną karmelową herbatą i zamiarem przejrzenia ulubionych RSSów. Niestety - mój MacBook Pro nie wystartował. Pomyślałem sobie w pierwszym momencie, że nie wcisnąłem przycisku włączenia komputera.…

20 April 2009Blog Archive5 min read

Pięć kroków by wygrać z prokrastynacją

Prokrastynacja to taki brzydki nawyk odwlekania i odkładania rzeczy i spraw, KTÓRE CHCESZ ZROBIĆ na później. Na Wikipedii można znaleźć całkiem ciekawy (choć trochę brutalny nawet) opis tej przypadłości. Po uświadomieniu sobie dzisiejszego wieczoru, że to zjawisko objęło dziś też mnie (i nie…

01 April 2009Blog Archive1 min read

Czas na Apple ;-)

Zdaję sobie sprawę, że to co wyznam może zaszokować niektórych z was. Jak pewnie wiadomo, od niecałego roku jestem użytkownikiem Apple. Przesiadka z PC przebiegła szybko, sprawnie i bezboleśnie. Windowsa zostawiłem wiernym i hardcore’owym blacharzom. Polubiłem bardzo Maca. OS X spisuje się bardzo…

24 January 2009Blog Archive3 min read

9 najciekawszych zdjęć

Niedługo miną dwa lata, od kiedy zaczęła rozwijać się moja pasja związana z fotografią. W ciągu tego okresu zrobiłem parę tysięcy zdjęć, poznając zasad tej sztuki, odkrywając możliwości aparatów i ciągle doskonaląc swoje umiejętności, powoli ucząc się na własnych błędach. Mając odrobinę czasu, żeby…

23 November 2008Blog Archive3 min read

iPhone firmware 2.2 i Jailbreak

Parę dni temu Apple wypuściło nową wersje firmware dla Iphone. Uaktualnienie 2.2 zawiera trochę usprawnień, między innymi poprawiających stabilność działania Safari i poczty. Google Maps wzbogaciło się o street view i walking directions. Doszła możliwość pobierania podcastów oraz ustawienie…

20 November 2008Blog Archive3 min read

9 porad jak zabezpieczyć nową instalację Wordpressa

Po zaktualizowaniu i dostosowaniu mojej wersji Wordpressa, pozostało jeszcze kilka rzeczy do zrobienia. Jedną z ważniejszych spraw jest kwestia bezpieczeństwa. Wordpress jest świetnym silnikiem do blogowania, sprawdzonym na setkach tysięcy stron. Mimo to, nie należy bezgranicznie ufać wszystkim jego…

17 November 2008Blog Archive3 min read

Tym razem trochę ciemniej

Od kilkunastu dni pracowałem wytrwale nad nowym dizajnem dla mojej strony. Nie będę ukrywał, że moje umiejętności tworzenia layoutów są dalekie od idealnych. O niebo lepiej wychodzi mi na przykład ich implementacja w XHTML/CSS. Po raz pierwszy tworzyłem layout w ciemnych kolorach. Nie było to proste…

23 October 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Nowa wersja bloga

W wolnych chwilach pracuję nad nową szatą graficzną dla mojej strony. Zmiany będą dosyć poważne. Pod nóż pójdzie wszystko: kolorystyka, układ, nawigacja, sidebar, footer oraz tagi i kategorie… Nie chcę na razie mówić o detalach. Poniżej wrzucam małą zajawkę tego, co będzie można zobaczyć wkrótce…

25 September 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Aktualności

Nie piszę, nie piszę. Bo nie mam ostatnio zbyt dużo czasu. Jest kilka spraw, które zabrały mi sporo wolnych zasobów :-) Wymieniając choćby kilka najważniejszych: kupiłem MacBooka Pro. I jestem bardzo zadowolony. kupiłem iPhone. Też mi się podoba. Brakuje mi tylko opcji udostępniania internetu. Ale z…

19 August 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Jest iPhone w sieci Orange

No i doczekałem się. 19. sierpnia Orange opublikował cennik i przedstawił taryfy przygotowane specjalnie dla iPhone. Najtańsza wersja słuchawki (8GB) będzie kosztować 249PLN przy abonamencie 150PLN, w umowie na 24 miesiące. Do każdej taryfy Orange dołącza usługę Orange Free Standard, która posiada…

08 August 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Jest cennik iPhone!

Właśnie przed chwilą Era opublikowała cennik taryf dla iPhona. Pierwszy cennik oferty iPhone w Era GMS 500mb transferu to moim zdaniem trochę za mało. Pozostałe taryfy za 195 i 345PLN są dla mnie zbyt kosztowne. Czekam na ofertę od Orange. Jestem ciekawy czy ktoś z bloggerów zrobi szybkie porównanie…

29 May 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Apple iPhone jednak nie tak szybko…

Niecałe dwa tygodnie temu podekscytowany pisałem, że już niedługo możemy doczekać się oficjalnej edycji iPhone w Polsce. Wszysko wyglądałoby fajnie i kolorowo: już za 10 dni Apple WWDC’08 na której prawdopodobnie doczekamy się tego telefonu w wersji 2.0, czytam sobie niusy o transporcie 18…

16 May 2008Blog Archive1 min read

iPhone w Polsce, w sieci Orange

Tak! Na taką informacje czekałem z niecierpliwością i wreszcie jest! Orange today announced a new agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Orange customers in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Orange’s African markets…

10 April 2008Blog Archive2 min read

Awaria serwera

Niektórzy pewnie zauważyli, że strona była przez ostatnie dwa dni chwilowo niedostępna. Niedostępność ta była spowodowana przez awarię serwera u mojego dostawcy hostingu. Uszkodzeniu uległa macierz dysków twardych. RAID zawiódł i nie dało się w prosty sposób przywrócić danych. Admini odzyskali…

04 April 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Linkujmy

Wspieramy rozwój polskiej blogosfery. Marcin Jagodziński, Kuba Filipowski i Bartek Raciborski stworzyli akcje która namawia wszystkich piszących do linkowania. Wstawianie odnośników do źródeł o których piszemy, lub z których korzystamy poprawia jakość naszych wpisów. W manifeście możemy przeczytać…

30 March 2008Blog Archive1 min read

WordPress w wersji 2.5

Wczoraj ukazał się kolejny release silnika, który stoi za tym blogiem. Wordpress w wersji 2.5 jest już publicznie dostępny. Postanowiłem więc poświęcić chwilę, żeby zaktualizować swojego bloga do najnowszej wersji i bliżej przyjrzeć się zawartym w niej zmianom. Najpoważniejszym zmianom uległ…

03 March 2008Blog Archive1 min read

FoWA - Future of Web Applications

Techcrunch wspomina o krótkiej dyskusji przeprowadzonej na FoWA w Miami. Kilka znanych osób próbowało w ciągu 40 minut brainstormingu sworzyć idee killer aplikacji. Ostatecznie pomysł stworzył Kevin Rose - sugerując aplikację, która pomoże rozwiązać problem z nadmiarem maili. READMORE Pod nazwą FoWA…

24 February 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Blog zyskuje nowy wygląd

Wreszcie po kilku miesiącach od uruchomienia mojego bloga, udało mi się znaleźć trochę czasu żeby zaprojektować własny design dla szablonów. Efektem ciężkiej pracy podczas tego weekendu jest nowy skin pod nazwą “div.blog”. Najwięcej czasu zabrało mi wymyślenie samego konceptu i układu dla nagłówka…

22 February 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Firefox ściągnięty 500 milionów razy

21 stycznia, fundacja Mozilla ogłosiła, że ilość pobrań przeglądarki Firefox przekroczyła 500 milionów. Dokładnie tak: 500 000 000! To naprawdę imponująca liczba. Oczywiście nie jest to równe liczbie użytkowników. Ja sam pobierałem Firefoxa kilkadziesiąt razy - w domu, na uczelni albo u znajomych…

19 February 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Koniec wojny formatów: HD DVD odchodzi w przeszłość

Dziś Toshiba, twórca formatu HD DVD ogłosiła, że zawiesza produkcję odtwarzaczy płyt tego formatu. Jak podaje oficjalny komunikat firmy Toshiba. TOKYO–Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer…

01 February 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Microsoft kupi Yahoo! za 44,6 miliarda dolarów!

Ledwie mamy początek roku, a już szykuje się nam jedno z największych przejęć 2008 roku (jeśli nie historii ostatnich lat w ogóle). Jak podaje BBC: Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company Yahoo for $44.6bn (£22.4bn) in cash and shares. Microsoft zapłaci w gotówce i w akcjach aby…

16 January 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Problemy z Visą

Dzisiaj z zaskoczeniem zauważyłem, że stan mojego konta został zmniejszony o ponad 1000 PLN. mBank poinformował mnie o tym przez SMS wyjaśniając, że winę za nieprawidłowości ponosi system rozliczeniowy Visa. Jak wyjaśnia mBank na swoim Blogu: Informujemy, że w wyniku błędnych danych przesłanych…

15 January 2008Blog Archive1 min read

Keynote, Macworld 2008

Dopiero co zakończyło się keynote Steeva Jobsa na tegorocznym Macworld. Było wiele przewidywań na temat tego co nowego przedstawi Apple w tym roku. Tablet notebook, iPhone SDK, druga generacja iPhone, filmy w iTunes… Zobaczmy co w tym roku. Na Macworld Steeve pokazał 4 rzeczy: zewnętrza stacja…

25 December 2007Blog Archive1 min read

Rok 2008 - przewidywania

Mija rok 2007. Podsumowania zostawiam innym. Z lekkim dystansem i przymrużeniem oka zastanawiam się co nas czeka w sieci w nadchodzącym roku 2008. Na zachodzie: Ten rok nie będzie ani rokiem wielkich debiutów, ani rewolucyjnych zmian. Internet trochę zwolni, a firmy i deweloperzy skoncentrują się…

22 December 2007Blog Archive1 min read

Wesołych świąt!

Z okazji nadchodzących Świąt Bożego Narodzenia oraz zbliżającego się Sylwestra i Nowego Roku 2008, chciałbym życzyć wszystkim dużo zdrowia, szczęścia i pomyślności. Niech święta spędzone w rodzinnej atmosferze przyniosą wam dużo radości, odpoczynku i energii do pracy i realizowania swoich planów i…

12 November 2007Blog Archive1 min read

Hello World!

To mój pierwszy post na nowo założonym blogu. Powinienem był go zacząć już dużo wcześniej, ale zawsze brakowało mi na to czasu… Aż do dzisiaj. Zamierzam wziąć się do pracy i pisać w miarę często. Oczywiście na tyle, na ile pozwalały będą mi praca i studia. Na razie czuję się bardziej czytelnikiem…

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