I need to rant.
I’ve had enough of Germany. I know, I know, it’s given me opportunities that I could never expect in my homeland of Poland, I’ve spent amazing three years here, I married the love of my life here... But now it’s not time for good stuff. Now it’s time for a complaint.
Here’s (some of) the reasons why I want to move out from this country.
I don’t really like Esperanto. As a language. As an idea I love it from all my heart! ❤️ That message of unity, peace and understanding though a common language! That brilliance of simplification and unification!
But I’ve always seen it advertised as “extremely simple”. Simple indeed, but extremely? You can certainly do better!
As much as I love Cohen’s Hallelujah, there’s one verse that always bothered me. “Your faith was strong, but you needed proof”. Seriously? It’s not how those words work!
If you require proof or evidence to believe in something, it’s called common sense, not faith.
If you accepted some fact after being presented evidence for it, it’s called knowledge.
If you believe in something despite the lack of evidence, that’s faith.
It’s not that hard to get those words right.
If you could travel back in time, say a thousand or two thousand years, how awesome would it be? Anyone from the Western civilization in the 21st century would look like a genius, or even a god, to the people from back then, right? With our superior technology, our smartphones, our quick transportation, our wast knowledge at the tips or our fingers...
Awesome, right? You’d become the king of the world, wouldn’t you? Well, I doubt it... Here are some issues you’d almost certainly stumble upon:
This is a conference report for my company:
I visited Unit Festival last Saturday and those are my notes:
The idea is to create a simple (in terms of complexity, not ease of use) programming language, that will have quite a concise syntax, that will play with the power of Unicode and most importantly – will be fun to create ;)