Posted on 24.05.201822.07.2018

Lord of the rings trough the eyes of an ex system administrator

There are some things that bother me in the story of “Lord Of The Rings”
One of them is the whole ring concept.
The second one is the power that comes from these rings.

So now the “evil” lord Sauron crafts about 20 rings.
3 go to the elves
7 go to the dwarves
9 go to the men
and then in secret, he crafts one ring for himself to “rule them all”

One thing that bothers me – why craft rings with magical powers and give them away?
Isn’t this a good deed? Then why Sauron is proclaimed evil?
He is like father Christmas – giving away stuff free of charge.

And what about the last ring? That can rule them all?

Well imagine corporate environment – there are several power users that you give rights to a realm (a server) and you have one system administrator that has all the power.
It is making a complete sense to me to have such a ring and to craft it in secret because the users always want and ask for more access rights (believe me I know that as an ex system administrator).
Also, I think of the rings as a way of identifying his users – not as something bad.

So in essence – the “Lord Of The Rings” is a novel about a system administrator, betrayed by some of his power users that probably install malware on his servers, and in the end, they go and break his admin console (throw the ring of power into the fire pits of mount Doom).

Posted on 02.11.201608.08.2017

My first WordPress plugin

I just published my first WordPress plugin!
It is located here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/forum-badges/
Very simple plugin – it adds a shortcode for the badges that are given in your WordPress.org profile so that you can use it on your site too.

Posted on 22.10.201630.05.2018

I just had a talk at WordCamp Sofia about remote working

I am very excited to announce here, that I had a talk, in Bulgarian today at WordCamp Sofia about remote working.

Here is the presentation itself – Download presentation About Working Remotely (in Bulgarian)

In my presentation you can find these links:
http://remotive.io/ – List and newsletter about remote work positions
https://remote.co/ – Directory with companies that accept employees to work remotely for them
http://blog.proven.com/remote-work – Interview with top 38 remote working companies and their HR and what they expect from you.

Posted on 14.10.201630.05.2018

Attending WordCamp Bucharest 2016

 

I attended my first WordCamp outside of Bulgarian borders.

It was in Bucharest in the CCIR (Bucharest Chamber of Commerce) Building and it was a very nice experience.

Here is the link to the event: https://2016.bucharest.wordcamp.org/

 

Posted on 03.06.201630.05.2018

My birthday – A day full with attention and love towards me

Well, this is an overview of the events that are related to the day – 02 of June 2016 – the day that I grew up to become 31 years old.

The story begins couple of days earlier – when I received a present by mail – a cool USB cup warmer gadget – to keep me ever vigilant, and this lovely card from the company that I work for – onTheGoSystems

I felt very warm and very nice because of that!

So, on the day of my birthday – 02 of June, everything started just like an ordinary day… at least that is what I thought!
However, the GooGle already knew that I had a birthday:

This is awesome! Well, I guess nobody can escape from GooGle, but KUDOS for the thought, GooGle!

The next thing that happened was the multiple wishes that I got via Skype – from colleagues – from my current job and from past jobs and from friends. At that time, I can feel the love pouring in, however, this was not the end – but just the beginning!

Some people think that working remotely, makes you anti-social. Well, I can say that this cannot happen in our company. My colleagues took over one of our regular daily meetings and turned it into a birthday wish marathon – in true multi-lingual fashion!