My name is Tomasz Bogdal, but I’m also sometimes known as QueezyTheGreat. As you may have read and guessed, I am a fairly technical person. Give me something to play with, and I’ll take it apart and figure out how it’s built. This curiosity is what drives my entire life, solving puzzles and finding answers is what I love.
What do I do?
So what do you get when you combine curiosity with a thirst for knowledge? Well, in my case a Software Engineer. That’s what I do during the day, write and design software for a living. I work mainly on Linux software, for the desktop, server and embedded devices, it all depends on the task. But my talents reach far and wide, C/C++, Python, Java, Bash… If I don’t know it, I’ll learn and master it. My own personal motto.
If I don’t know it, I’ll learn and master it.
Electronics, mechanical engineering, psychology, animation and 3D modeling are some of my hobbies. Depending on what interests me at the moment, I do that until I get bored. Finding new subjects to learn is of no short supply.
Where did I learn this?
Most of the stuff I learned was by myself. When something interested me, I just started reading… By the end of my obsession with the subject, I’d usually become a master at it. Bit by bit, over the years, I became a Jack of All Trades, branching from one subject to another.
Formal education always bored me, it was never the thing I wanted to learn at the moment. I could never learn something without seeing a direct application for it. My mind always raced when something new was being taught at school… Why am I learning this, where will this help me.
I’m practical and pragmatic at heart, with a slight hint of perfectionism. I learn something when there is a need for it, otherwise what is the point. Don’t get me wrong, having that information is always helpful and gives you a bigger view on the world… But if you know you will never use that information, why waste your time as you will forget it anyways.
I love Open Source and when you mix in some hardware then that’s even better! Some of my work can be seen on GitHub, while others are tucked behind the doors of the companies I’ve worked for. My last contribution to the world was Arduino CMake, which is still active and slowly growing in popularity.
Other things have never been published, and have been forgotten by time. This blog is my try at sharing with world some of my thoughts and wisdom. Hopefully my work will have a slight impact on the world… Who knows maybe it will cause a Butterfly Effect.
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