Random nutrition facts

This is more of a note to self than a blog post. It contains random facts about healthy eating habits.

Easily digestible diet

More of:

  • cooked meat
  • roasted meat
  • stewed fruits
  • graham bread

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Calypso – new WordPress.com

I’ve been working at Automattic only for 8 months now, but I must admit that so far this is the most exciting period of my 10 years long professional career. I’m lucky to work with amazing people on new WordPress.com admin interface called Calypso. This is an universal (aka isomorphic) JavaScript single page app written in ES6 using webpack, express, ReactFlux, WordPress Rest API and many other front-end libraries.

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Eurotrip Italy – France – Germany

Ned Stark would say “Winter is Coming”.  This is no better time than now to go back to warm summer memories. This August we were on a road trip together with my wife and our friends. Our trip in a nutshell:

  • 5 countries visited (including Vatican and Monaco)
  • 7 places we stayed in
  • 14 days of travel
  • over 5 000 km on the trip meter

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Learning functional programming

Lately I wanted to explore more in-depth functional programming concepts. When I was looking for resources I found an interesting bundle (with 60% discount) from O’Reilly:

It turned out they are really nice because they present code examples from the different programming languages like: Java, Scala or Closure. That approach gives you a bigger picture how functional programming can be applied. I’d say that the book contains almost everything you can see in the related video. In addition, it’s more up to date and it contains a bit more details. On the other hand the video is much more interactive.

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The Maldives

The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls. It’s a tropical paradise­ of palm trees, white sandy beaches,­ sparkling clear, warm water in­ turquoise lagoons and colourful coral reefs. That’s why we decided together with my wife Ania to spend our honeymoon on the island of Meerufenfushi located in North Male Atoll. It turned out to be the best choice ever!

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My first half-marathon finished in 2:04:10

Four months ago I decided that I would give running a half-marathon a try for the first time in my life.

Preparations

Firstly, I spent a few weeks training, which involved workouts at the gym and running on a treadmill. When the spring came I could go outside and enjoy running closer to the nature. It was exactly three months before the target performance. Each week I was doing 3-4 workouts to boost my condition, which included one slower long run and one basketball 1.5 hour training game. One month before my first official half-marathon appearance I was able to run 18 km at a sustained pace. That gave me confidence that I could complete the target distance of 21.095 km.

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New role as a JavaScript Wrangler at Automattic

Today I started my new job at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month. I’m extremely excited that I became a part of 100% distributed team where everyone primarily works from home. I joined over 320 passionate people from all around the world and I will work as a JavaScript Wrangler. By the way, Automattic is always hiring.

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