Hi, my name is Elvin. I like startups, new technologies, and photography. I carry around my very heavy camera everywhere I go and snap photos every chance I get; I post some of those here. I also reblog some things I find inspiring or funny, or both. I drink a lot of cheap coffee.

By day, I'm a software engineer looking to increase the net positive in the world. By night, I'm the tech and design guy at SFVC trying to do much of the same.

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Alina Baraz - Make You Feel

(Source: Spotify)


Jessfield Park (Instrumental) from the album Instrumentals: Day - Night by The Shanghai Restoration Project

I’ve been quietly flowing with this album throughout the night. It’s great programming music.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
“Progress requires practice and dedication and, to a certain extent, a healthy obsession. Hence, passion is a mixture of love and obsession.”
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
“when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.”
“Needing more will always lead to a pall of uncertainty and insecurity. Life isn’t meant to be completely safe. Real security, however, is found inside us, in a consistent personal growth, not in a reliance on growing external factors.”
“There is a set of advantages that have to do with material resources, and there is a set that have to do with the absence of material resources – and the reason underdogs win as often as they do is that the latter is sometimes every bit the equal of the former.”
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