Vlad Fratila


Following: 20 writers

Followers: 16 writers

Enjoys coding and writing / Sort of plays piano / Shouts at the cat for no reason / reads and listens to lots of different things

Joined 14 January 2019.

Total writing: 98 days.

Total word count: 96837 words (988 words on average per post)

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Gaming weekend

3 months ago, for day 82 by Vlad Fratila

I was a bit off this weekend, as I've said in my previous posts, so I recharged and now I'm feeling better. Tomorrow is a new day of staying indoors! Yey... (enthusiasm dies off like an old cassette player on those poor red batteries with the white "777" all over...

A random consequence

3 months ago, for day 79 by Vlad Fratila

I sat in the small lobby and waited to be called in. A bunch of leaflets lay scattered on the coffee table, depicting with a high level of detail the 20-second technique for hand washing. Next to them was a stack of glossy magazines, neatly put into place one on...

A full week

3 months ago, for day 78 by Vlad Fratila

Well, I did it, I've been working from home for a full week now - and what a week this was! I did a lot of deploys at work, which means a lot of very meaningful grunt work: clicking buttons and checking graphs. Because our process is not fully automated,...

My new software project

3 months ago, for day 77 by Vlad Fratila

Modern software teams leverage continuous delivery to gain control over their software. The growing set of practices of testing, automation and CI/CD puts every team member on equal footing, and empowers a team to move fast and with confidence. This effort requires commitment, and I am always happy when I...

I have no words and I must write

3 months ago, for day 76 by Vlad Fratila

I'm really not in the mood to write today. I can't focus and I need to rest. Well, I meant to go back on a few things I've written anyway, so might as well get to that. First off, it's not one day but two that I've missed. I didn't...

Games and the real world

3 months ago, for day 75 by Vlad Fratila

I just watched Ready Player One and I really enjoyed it, so this is going to be a post about gaming. The message of the movie is that the real world is the only thing that's real, but somehow I left with the feeling that it's worth fighting for both...

Welcome to the world of tomorrow

3 months ago, for day 69 by Vlad Fratila

Today, I listened to a Freakonomics episode. It was a short episode by their standards, clocking it at a little over 30 minutes, but it presented a significant question; perhaps one of the most interesting issues I've heard raised recently: are we lonely? Turns out that the answer is simple...


3 months ago, for day 68 by Vlad Fratila

Well, it happened - the panic has reached Romania. For now, there are just a few isolated cases, but we'll see what happens. I don't want to go to work tomorrow. I'm afraid of catching the virus. No, I'm not talking about the coronavirus. Although I must admit that I...

Misha and the mountain of apples

3 months ago, for day 65 by Vlad Fratila

I think fondly of my Grandfather. We used to watch TV together after dinner, and in the evenings when there'd be nothing good on, he would get up from his armchair, shut the box off, then walk to the dining room table and sit. I would go lie down on...

Riders of Ash (4)

4 months ago, for day 64 by Vlad Fratila

After food was served and eaten, and the noise died down somewhat, the Queen rose a cup and said: "Drink tonight, men. For tomorrow, we shall meet our destiny." The men cheered and clashed their mugs, spilling large quantities of ale on the tables. The young man in purple robes...