Hello, Earth! :)

Quick survey on what’s coming:

  1. About me.
  2. Random pics.
  3. Books I read.
  4. Articles worth reading.
  5. Typography & language guidelines.

About me.

    I am a:
  • computer geek,
  • blogger, feature-writer,
  • web & graphics designer/developer,
  • podcaster;
    my main interests:
  • spiritual growth » meaning: there is only one thing You can take with Yourself further: all the gathered wisdom,
  • personal development » optimize convenience, reduce hassle,
  • technology » mostly software and computers & smartphones,
  • books & audiobooks,
  • English language,
  • paranormal phenomena,
  • all the culinary things;

Random pics.

Books I read.

current reading:

  • Flirting with Pete (Barbara Delinsky)
  • The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics (Julian Barbour)
  • The Convoluted Universe - Book Five (Dolores Cannon)

upcoming reading:

  • Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience (Luis Minero)
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. (Cal Newport)
  • The Culture Map (Erin Meyer)
  • Lagoon (Nnedi Okorafor)
  • Homer’s Odyssey (Gwen Cooper)
  • Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean. (Jackson Galaxy)
  • Judas Unchained (Peter F. Hamilton)
  • The One Tree (Stephen R Donaldson)
  • Conversations with God, Book 4: Awaken the Species (Neale Donald Walsch)
  • Paul of Dune (Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson)
  • The Naked Sun (Isaac Asimov)

Articles worth reading.

Typography & language guidelines.

Below You’ll find the rules which I’ve come to conclusion and feel convinced that they are the right choice to apply, typography- and semantic-wise.

  • “curly” quotation marks and apostrophes instead of "straight" ones

    » here You’ll find how to wrap text with curly quotation marks via dedicated keyboard shortcuts

  • quotation marks vs italics policy:

    “Use roman (straight up and down, that is, like the font this phrase is printed in) type encased in quotation marks for the titles of songs, poems, short stories, and episodes of TV series. Whereas the titles of music albums, volumes of poetry, full-length works of fiction and nonfiction, and TV series themselves are styled in aslant italics.”
    “It’s a fairly simple system, then: little things in roman and quotes, bigger things in italics.”
    - Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style. by Benjamin Dreyer

  • “Do not use quotation marks after the term ‘so-called’.”
    - Dreyer’s English. by Benjamin Dreyer

  • non-gender pronouns since late May, 2020

    I’ve decided to switch to per/pers - here is why: “Better Genderless Pronouns in English” (by Richard Stallman)

  • ᴀ.ᴍ. / ᴘ.ᴍ.

    “When writing of time, I favor, for example

    five ᴀ.ᴍ.
    4.32 ᴘ.ᴍ.

    using those pony-size capital letters (affectionately known as small caps) rather than the horsier A.M./P.M. or the desultory-looking a.m./p.m. (AM/PM and am/pm are out of the question).”
    - Dreyer’s English. by Benjamin Dreyer

    » here You’ll find an example of usage of ᴀ.ᴍ. / ᴘ.ᴍ. within Your Own customized timestamp
  • 1st-person-related capitalized pronouns resigned since May, 2020

    My native language opts for respecting the person You’re writing to by capitalized pronouns refer to the per, while it omits a similar step toward Your Own pronouns. Since I am convinced that it’s not the right way to acknowledge other people’s value by depreciation of Yours, I’ve decided to capitalize pronouns all the persons involved, including myself. Over the time, however, I’ve realized that it is often over-interpreted, leading to undesired associations with narcissism, glorification, etc., therefore I’ve decided to resign from this particular adjustment for the sake of seamless communication.