once upon a time i wanted to be a tour-guide / bylo nebylo, chtěl jsem být průvodce

(česká verze níže) Well, I have had many dream jobs – archeologist, urbanist and fantasy-bookstore owner among them. But one of my most persistent ideas was to create a tour-guide for café flaneurs in Brno. Or maybe just any reasonable tour-guide in English about Brno. Back in 2002 when visiting the Baltics, I met for the first time books from In Your Pocket series. These handy guidebooks don’t tell you everything and anything about history of the city, but will send you with a cool wit around the town to discover interesting pubs, clubs, restaurants – and in one place … Celý článek

coworking in .cz

(česká verze níže) It is said to be a term coined in 2005 – see the Wikipedia entry on Coworking – but the idea is definitely much older. What is it good for? Well, you save some money not renting your own office space, you share it with alike people which shall boost creativity and if all goes well, the new space creates new friendships. The general idea of coworking appealed to me as a great one, since I can see many reasons why working alone from your home office might be a problem. For example I tend to avoid … Celý článek

monday tidbits / pondělní odrobinky

(Česká verze níže) to be honest I’d like to try kind of a prank – where English and Czech version are not the same – since often there might be a little use to write in English about something non-relevant to readers out of .cz… which is actually the case of today… I tweeted yesterday from live show of Československo hledá superstar (Idol show for both Czech Republic and Slovakia) and for the first time (wel… almost) I missed a better phone (for some reason I never was a techie in phones and believe me or not, my current model … Celý článek

new start / nové začátky

(Česká verze níže) I have always struggled to find the right way how to express myself on-line… It’s a bit crazy to realize it has been more than 12 years since I got to the Internet for the first time. In 1997, everybody used to start with his/her homepage, usually pretty boring stuff with many animated GIFs (rest in peace, Geocities!), I started Virtuální knihomolna (list of czech pages about literature and of international pages about Czech literature) and lived happily without any homepage till 1999. But then there were 3-4 years of building my homepage (which is now really … Celý článek