Cristian Livadaru's Blog

My personal view on things

Wallabag: Invalid datetime format

This pesky little issue prevented me in adding a lot of links to wallabag, but as it turns out, the fix is really simple.

Smile on demand

Put your phone down and observe your surroundings …

But you can work at night

It’s interesting seeing the way people without children think about how life is with kids but also how people think about work and spare time. I don’t blame them, I’ve been on both sides, so I’ll give my unasked opinion on this subject.

Why are you whistling again?

“Dad, why are you whistling again?” asked my big daughter.I haven’t even noticed that I have stopped whistling. I didn’t notice that I stopped and didn’t notice that I have started again, but yes, here I am, whistling, …

Oh the irony

This story needs a bit of a background from my time at high school for it to make any sense why this one little phone call made my day.

Taking a walk through hell

Lyrics from the Song „I don’t listen much“ from Junior. I’ve been playing this song several times since I found it on Spotify. Sometimes I find it uplifting, some times it just drags me down.

Time to pull the emergency brake

Starting a business is easy, running it and not getting torn apart is the hard part and most often we tend to dig a hole all by our self and notice it much too late. Here is my story on this matter.

Perfect Sunday?

It’s a warm and windy day, not the bad Vienna kind of windy day where the wind will rip your head off, it’s a slight breeze, not cold but stilling cooling and refreshing from the suns heat.Everything is silent, the streets are almost deserted, much more so then usually on Sundays. This is perfect for riding the bike to the playground, something I have wanted to do for a long time.

Dear Austrian Bookstores, we need to talk!

Trying to do the right thing and buy local, avoiding big corporations isn’t as easy as you think. I noticed this trying to buy some books locally.

Simple Burger Buns

Austria isn’t a burger country, of course, you find places where you can eat burgers but can’t find good buns you could buy if you want burgers. So the only solution is to make it yourself.