My name is Mateusz and I am a software architect. I used to live in a rural area of northern Poland during my youth, nowadays I reside in the countryside of central France. I believe in sharing knowledge - be it under the form of ideas, code, designs or any other means of expression. I also value minimalism, but that you already guessed from the look of this website.
I enjoy writing open-source software in my spare time - mostly related to retro-computing, but not only. I also run a modest gopherspace node.
I keep most of my open-source projects either on sourceforge or OSDN. I also have some code bits on github - for the most part because I noticed once that cool kids were using it and I wanted to try that, too, but I'm not terribly fond of it. The closest thing to a CV I have is my LinkedIn profile. There's also this youtube thing I am registered on, although I really don't use it much since I largely prefer reading rather than watching.
Among the few things that keep me interested are Soay sheep. I find sheep to be very nice people. Remarkably wise, too. I also take joy in natural beekeeping.
In the past I had the luck to found an IT startup company together with a talented entrepreneur. There, I led R&D developments of a network optimizer and managed all the technical details of our operations. The company's archived website features some words about the founders.
Our technology inspired a few (1, 2, 3) academic papers, and I made an attempt at explaining its concepts during a PLNOG conference in Warsaw in 2014 (polish only).
I am self-taugth, never had much patience for schools. After I somehow managed to pass high school, I tried many things: worked as an electrician, served in the military, repaired bicycles, worked for a technical hotline, ran a computer repair business, held the position of a cybersecurity instructor and more. Software programming was a distant, seemingly unreachable dream that I pursued mostly during night time, but eventually life handed me the opportunity to make it a full time job.
Wanna get in touch? My e-mail address is almost the same as the address of this web page (firstname.lastname@example.org). A surprising number of people have troubles pronouncing my name, so here it is (courtesy of wikimedia).