Filip Chabik

DevOps Engineer, Husband & Dad.

Now

I skipped regular posting in May since the revamp in December 2018. For a good reason though, as I’m working on a new post about building a NAS with FreeBSD as a backing OS. I hope I’ll be able to publish it by end of July. As usually is the case in the summer time, Kita is closed for older kiddo 👧🏼 for two weeks straight. On top of that for the last few weeks we’ve been constantly struggling and firefighting with some diseases, especially the second one 👦🏼 It’s been exhausting. On the bright side, there are finally some family visits coming in the next weeks – it’s been awhile since we’ve all seen each other. Looking forward to it.

📚 Reading

“Rhythm of War” — Brandon Sanderson

Ah, it’s finally here – new book from The Stormlight Archives series. I’ve been waiting for translation of this one for quite some time and it’s finally here. One of my most beloved fantasy series of all time. I’m so curious what happened next in the Roshar world! If you haven’t read it yet, it’s definitely worth your time – just keep in mind that each book is super long (and yes, it’s a good thing). I think I’m getting to the point where I’m gonna need to re-read the entire thing…

🎮 Playing

Backbone

I know, it’s technically not a game but it completely changed the way I’m gaming these days. Backbone connects to my iPhone Mini via lightning port, doesn’t require charging and is super light! It’s also sturdy and very well made, buttons are clicky except for the d-pad which is mushy. Thanks to that single device that extends my phone to become super-capable Switch alternative I’m gaming more in last week than in last 5 years combined. Additionally we had to change graphics card which now also allows me to stream games from my gaming PC. Among some titles I’m rocking right now: FANTASIAN (Apple Arcade), Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U via Cemu), Super Mario 3D World (Wii U via Cemu), FIFA20 (via Moonlight), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (via Moonlight), Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (via Steam Link), Ori and the Will of the Wisps (via Steam Link). I think it’s the very first time when I wish the screen was bigger on my Mini…

📺 Watching

The Sopranos

After watching Avatar I was planning to go directly with The Legend of Korra but I had to pause for a moment. I was afraid that after watching something as good as Aang as his friends may spoil my enjoyment of watching its continuation. That’s why I decided to watch something completely different – that’s where The Sopranos comes in. I had it on my watchlist since forever and now it’s finally the time to give it a go. Some say it’s the best TV series of all time – I’m in the middle of Season 5 (of 6 total) and I can see why.

🎧 Listening

Ram

On 17th of May it’s been exactly 50 years since Ram was initially released. It’s so hard for me to believe that it was so ill received by the critics – but the fans knew it was good and it’s in the top list of almost any Paul’s or Beatles fan period. It’s definitely my favorite Paul’s solo album and, I dare say, any post Beatles one. I never liked “All Things Must Pass” (it never ends) and while I really dig the first two post Beatles made by John, I still favor the lightness of Paul’s music in this case. Either way, let’s hear it once again. More…


Last Updated: 2021-07-12