Cristian Livadaru's Blog

My personal view on things

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.

The reopening of playgrounds

Having kids during this Corona pandemic is a completely different challenge. I won’t get into this, parents will understand what I’m talking about.But now things are starting to open up again. Is it good? Is it bad? We’ll have to wait and see.

Assets missing in Rails Docker container

So you’ve deployed your new shiny rails app as a fancy docker container in production … but what’s that? Where the f* are all the assets?

Why we love Málaga

My wife and I have been traveling to Málaga since 2007. There are so many memories we made and so many more to be made, so many adventures and short mini-trips to so many places in and around Andalusia, Málaga will always have a special spot in our hearts.