Marius Stanciu - Sergiu. 35 years old web developer, from Bucharest, Romania. Lived in Sydney, Australia and Heraklion, Crete. Married. With children.
Born and raised in the era of the BBSs, ASCII art, 50Mb HDDs, 8086, The Mentor, 2400 baud modems, John Perry Barlow, Windows 3.11, Netscape. If those names ring a bell, you're from my generation. My first computer was a ICE Felix folowed by a and a on which I learned Pascal (Turbo Pascal 1.0 under CP/M) and assembler. I still have the HC 2000 that I'm playing on occasionaly.
I love Montrose FC, Lotus Elise, Claudia Black, Switchfoot, Belize, Paris Saint - Germain, The Pierces, Ducati 999, Porsche Spyder 550, Ermenegildo Zegna, Babylon 5, Orson Scott Card's books, Simply Red, James Dean and his movies, Jack & Jones, Burberry, Farscape, Lucie Silvas.
I've worked on a lot of projects, I've written extensions/plugins for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Joomla, Xaraya, PunBB, Mambo, jQuery, NetBeans, XennoBB, WordPress, Jaws CMS, CMS Made Simple, I've altered/designed from scratch themes for vBulletin, PunBB, InvisionPowerBoard, XennoBB, SMF, and many others, I've written frameworks, content management systems, shopping carts, blogging software, forums, time tracking and bug tracking software. I'm using
I develop mobile applications for Tizen and Firefox OS.
I prefer releasing my work into the Public Domain, unless I'm bound to GPL by its virality or the MIT license.
I extensively use Nokia E7, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Debian, Elementary OS, SublimeText and sometimes, Sun Oracle VirtualBox and Sun Oracle Netbeans.
Space and Satellittes - I believe mankind should put all efforts into the colonization of distant planets, I love reading literature about space, time travels, planets/stars/nebulas/comets, black holes, etc.
Vintage Computers - I love collecting old pieces of hardware, mainly vintage Romanian home computers built by the ICE Felix factory.
Video Games - I am an avid gamer, so I have a large collection of games I play when I get bored, lazy or just want t have some good fun.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE GAMES
T.S. ELIOT - LITTLE GIDDING
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always--
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flames are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.