Who am I? Well, I’m kinda like jack-of-all-trades, really. I’ve been interested in lots of things over the years. My main professional interests are all things computer (I’ve been working as a HW/SW technician, customer support, network administrator, occasional salesman and so on – there’s probably nothing I didn’t do at some point in my IT career over the 12 or so years) and translating – I’m currently making my living as a freelance translator, translating from English to Czech (mostly). I’ve translated a few novels, did some subtitles for a few movies for an international film festival in Zlin and stuff like that. I also quite often translate movie production notes, interview transcripts and such for two of our country’s biggest feature film distributor companies (no actual movie or DVD translations so far, though). I’ve published a few articles in one of our popular-science magazines and also did a few TV series reviews. I’d certainly love to do more.
As for my hobbies, those include all of the previously mentioned stuff, of course. I love to tinker with all things hardware and software and frequently break the golden rule of “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”, resulting in endless hours wasted just because of my curiosity to see “what happens if I do this” I often try new operating systems and their different incarnations. I’m an avid gamer, somehow displeased with the current state of things in gaming industry. Ocassionaly I dabble with astronomy and as I like to photograph as well, this of course includes basic astrophotography. I’ve been playing guitar for quite some time now (about 18 years I think) and was in a revival band for a few of them. I’m a dedicated fan of The Cure (but my music taste in general is quite liberal, I think, as it includes stuff from Simon and Garfunkel to Eric Clapton to Iron Maiden or Harem Scarem). I love the sea and the mountains, so I like to travel to foreign countries whenever possible (not that often, sadly). I do lots of other stuff I can’t even remember right now So basically my main concern in life is – how the hell do I make more time for all this?
As for this blog, it’s an English counterpart of my original Czech blog, created to separate the posts I’d like to target to a wider audience that doesn’t speak Czech. So, there won’t certainly be that many posts, but hopefully there will ocassionaly be at least some of them
If you want to contact me, you are encouraged to do so by using email and/or Jabber ID:
case (at) edgeoftheworld.cz (yes, my email and my Jabber ID are the same).
I’m (probably 😉 ) also available for hire if you have something I can help you with and would interest me in one way or the other.
Oh, and in case your wondering: my nickname comes from the book Neuromancer, one of the best sci-fi books of all time. I can also be seen as Case_, Case_f, Casef or similar throughout the web (the F just comes from my real name and I don’t really consider it part of the nickname).