Ricard Torres Blog

Personal thoughts and rants

Based in Barcelona. Writing code for living.

On my free time I teach Haidong Gumdo (korean martial art of the sword), shoot street photography, travel and play rock ‘n roll on my guitar.

Fountain pen aficionado, fan of the Boston Red Sox, and privacy advocate.

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Latest posts

Is blogging dead?

I was reading this blog post the other day: Blogging is dead. Long live ephemerality. A crude slap to the face with reality to those of us who still love blogging. I honestly think blogging is not dead, not yet. Yes, I will not deny TikTok, Twitter, Instagram stories, and such are all essentially ephemeral…

Weeknote 31 (2020)

๐Ÿ– Vacations, here we go. Finally. After having to cancel my South Korean plans back in April (of which I’m still emotionally recovering) today, end of business, I’ll start my deserved three-week vacation. No flying, not traveling afar. COVID-19 has other plans for us this year. Spain’s situation is not yet under control and Barcelona…

Weeknote 29 (2020)

I wish I didn’t have to rant but you know how most people areโ€ฆ a bunch of ***holes ๐Ÿ˜ก Some are so dense they’re only capable of caring about themselves, and their comfort. Selfish and unconscious, incapable of living in society. Incapable of feeling empathy for the person next to them. Barcelona is about to…

Work from home: good or bad?

I was reading Om Malik’s Real reasons why tech giants are hugging โ€œRemote Workโ€, it has some fantastic points. Those fancy offices, catered lunches, and all the other luxuries that allow people to pretend that they are still in college and getting paid for it โ€” that all costs money. No doubt. The offices I…

Weeknote 20 (2020)

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ This week has come and gone very fast. So fast I forgot to write my weeknotes until Friday. For your information, Barcelona’s situation hasn’t changed much in a week. Still in lockdown without an end near โ˜น๏ธ ๐ŸŽฎ Pokemon for Game Boy Advance This week I was playing Pokemon Emerald in a Game Boy…

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