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How to Make Your Career Suck Less

How to Make Your Career Suck Less

Once upon a time, you were young, you had dreams, hopes, high ambitions. You wanted a career in tech, you wanted to make a difference. You thought that you could achieve it all by being a team player, listening to your manager, hunkering down, working hard … Oh you sweet summer child.

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How to Make Your Career Suck Less is my upcoming anti-hero book slash guide that aims to provide the reader – the disenchanted reader, the disillusioned techie, YOU – with practical tips and tricks, honest down-to-earth advice, and tangible suggestions on how to navigate the perilious waters of the modern tech world.

In this book, I strive to answer questions, dilemmas and conundra like how to handle micro-managers, how to create your first open-source project, your first conference, your first big project, how to write a practical and useful CV, and then some. What to do, and what not to do. How to be sarcastic, a dinosaur, and yet happy and successful.

As always, you’ll get the usual dose of tongue-in-cheek curmudgeony Dedoimedo philosophy, the stuff you’ve learned to (hopefully) love and appreciate over the years. The book should hit the store shelves end of summer, early autumn. If you’d like to be an early reviewer, ping me.

What happened to that book you promised?

What happened to that book you promised?

Dear readers, it’s been a while since I posted an article here. The astute among thee may wonder why so, and also remember my book plan for 2022, which, so far, does not seem to be progressing according to plan [sic]. Well, my big intention was to bundle The Golden Horde weekly serial into a proper paperback volume and (re)-release it on Amazon. But then 2022 happened. War. And what do you do when your book theme is WWIII and it involves a bunch of countries across Europe and Asia? Well, you don’t … publish it, for starters.

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What’s on the writing menu in 2022

What’s on the writing menu in 2022

Hello there, readers. It’s been a while since I posted an update here. But the lack of visible blog news activity doth not indicate a lack of invisible writing activity (not using the invisible ink, that is). I thought you might want to hear what sort of prose I have for you in the store. After publishing 20 books in 10 years, a nice round number and an awesome milestone altogether, I have no intention of slowing down, and so, let me tell you what you should expect from me in the coming months.

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Prince Dietrich 3 has been published, the trilogy is complete

Prince Dietrich 3 has been published, the trilogy is complete

Dear readers, it is with great relish that I’m writing today’s post. There’s a new book out there, and ’tis fantastic! I have published the third and the last volume in my gunpowder-and-humor-drenched trilogy, Woes & Hose. To wit, The Daring Adventures of Amorous Prince Dietrich brings to conclusion the merry and wicked escapades of our beloved and deeply misunderstood anti-hero, the dashing, the glamorous and the amorous Prince Dietrich. As it happens, this book is also my twentieth publication, in the span of just ten short years.

The Daring Adventures of Amorous Prince Dietrich

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A book that wasn’t

A book that wasn’t

Sometimes, past things are best left in the past. How so, you may ask. Well, earlier this year, I told you I was working on a brand-new fantasy book. Nothing to do with Prince Dietrich, nothing to do with zombies. A fresh start. Then, roughly 15 chapters in, I gave up.

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Dietrich III cover art

Dietrich III cover art

The official publication of the last installment in the Woes & Hose trilogy is still a couple of months away. However, that does not mean you cannot enjoy a sneak preview of what is to come. The cover image, to be more specific. Designed, once again, by legendary Anton Kokarev.

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Decay is now available as an audio book

Decay is now available as an audio book

Here we go. Over the years, some of you expressed interest in seeing my printed works turned into audio books. As it turns out, some people don’t like paperback (or ebooks for that matter), while others are just too busy to sit down and read. Well, I’m happy to announce that an audio version of Decay, the first volume in the Humanz trilogy is now available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes!

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