Filip Chabik

DevOps Engineer, Husband & Dad.


After a few months in Berlin everything begins to slowly getting back to normal. I’m working twice a week from the office, rest from home for samedi (my second year ongoing). My daughter 👧🏼 is officially 5 years old now and I can’t comprehend when did that happen 🤯 Not only that, my newborn son 👶🏼 crossed 8 months this month. It still feels strange to see all the people with the masks covering their faces in public transport. I hope we are getting to the safe zone with all that COVID-19 mumbo-jumbo we’ve been going through this year 🙌🏻

📚 Reading

“Blood Song” — Anthony Ryan

I was looking for some new fantasy books to catch a break from Earthsea series. I’ve heard about “Blood Song”, and entire Raven’s Shadow Trilogy for that matter, some time ago and boy is it great. I’m such a sucker for epic fantasy that it’s scary. So far there were two first parts translated to 🇵🇱 and I’m still going through the first one, but I can already tell it’s one of my this year’s highlights.

🎮 Playing

Warcraft III: Reforged

Not much gaming happening recently due to the newborn. That said, I finally got my hands on Warcraft III: Reforged and… I’m loving it! I played I don’t know how many hours in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne and now being able to make use of the full HD resolution and modern day graphics card is wonderful ❤️ On that note, I started watching Twitch for the first time in my life. I watch only one channel of streamer Grubby, former pro player of WC3. Loads of fun!

📺 Watching

Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso was poppping up on my Twitter feed every now and then and all I’ve heard about it was only high praise. I can’t recall when was the last time I binge-watched a show in two evenings, but yeah, that happened. It’s just so good, so heartwarming and well made that it’s hard to write anything more than: it’s a must watch. Seriously, do yourself a favor and go watch it.

🎧 Listening

Gimme Some Truth

While I know Beatles discography by heart, I’m not as good when it comes to solo carreers of the former Fab Four. Sure, there are some songs that everybody know (or should 😋), but not the nitty-gritty details. When it comes Lennon in particular I’ve been listening to his Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon and it served me well as a rough idea of his solo production. I’ve heard about Gimme Some Truth coming to fruition and to celebrate what would have been John’s 80th birthday. It’s a wonderful set of 36 songs that goes much more in-depth compared to the Legend (though there is some overlap; only 2 songs from Legend are not on Gimme Some Truth). It can already be streamed from  Music and any other major streaming service, but what I’m waiting for is to get my hands on the 124-page book and rest of the box with 24 bit/96 kHz mixes. More…

Last Updated: 2020-10-15