To Whom It May Concern

First Thoughts

I decided that I would write regularly about stuff that happens regularly. I do not expect it to be popular or good for SEO (when Google thinks you are important to it puts you on the first page in topics you write about, good for marketing) but just to organize my thoughts on things and stuff.

It is usually hard to start writing due to the fact that I become concerned about the quality and topics of my writings. This time I decided I wouldn’t care. I’ll just write.

So let me start with some pictures I want to show you. I’m not a photographer in any sense, except maybe that I do take photographs of things occasionally. However I always stress the fact that it is nothing more than a hobby for me.

Okay, photography time!

I took these photos around Watlhamstow, the place I live in London.

Some photos take a considerable amount of time to post-process. However I do like it and it makes life a bit more fun. I usually use Gimp (because I favour it over Photoshop) but only after I went through the RAW photos with RawTherapee. These are quite good programs that allow me to enhance the colours and contrast of the pictures I take. Hence, if you ever find yourself in Watlhamstow, chances are, you won’t be able to find these places as beautiful as in these pictures. 🙂

Internal Affairs

I also run a small, internal blog at Adaptavist and I realized I can always copy paste the kind of information that is not secret. I’m terribly sorry for all those people looking forward to catch some juicy internal rumors… 🙂

For about 10 years now I’ve been working with people all over the world and that means that either I don’t have any holidays to take or I can choose which ones I’m willing to celebrate. Lately however I got a bit lost, especially since the moving (to London). I feel like that between getting all the papers and bank accounts and slowly becoming up to date with the ways Adaptavist deals with business I forgot about all the holidays.

So let me take five minutes to remember those that exist where I come from:

  • 1st January – New Years Day when everyone is tired after partying, drinking and the eating of “virsli”
  • 15th March – celebration of the failed 1848-49 revolution against the Habsburgs
  • some Christian, religions stuff I forgot – sorry (disapproval) (oh Easter, that’s right – the one that always moves or something)
  • 20th August – celebration of the founding of Hungary in 1000
  • 23rd October – remembrance of the fallen of the failed revolution of 1956 against Russia
  • 25th and 26th December – Christmas stuff after Baby Jesus brought all the presents to kids the evening before

So that’s about it, without the help of google. Not too bad by my standards, 5 minutes of my time well spent.

So What Now?

Well, I hope I can keep this blogging up and running for a long time. My intentions are to write every day, 5 days a week, whenever it’s possible. My theory is that if I keep i mind that these posts are for myself only and ignore any possible audience, then I won’t get scared of not being able to provide good enough content.

Woo, go Chris!

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About the Author: Chris Kovacs

Technical Consultant, Traveller, Filmmaker & Photographer
Much like most people, I like to be all sorts of things.

P.S.: some of articles are edited and co-written by a mysterious person called Tatjana. But I take all the credit.

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