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How it all started

We started Graffino about 10 years ago. The web was young back then. We were too. A bunch of dreamers who worked well together and wanted to change the world.

We were going through various names and designs until I stumbled onto “Graffino” due to a misheard name on a…

Mama, tata și Felix.

Acum că s-au mai liniștit apele, am să scriu și eu despre tata. E cam lung și se poate să vă plictisesc. E OK, cred că scriu mai mult pentru mine.

Nu știu cu ce să încep …

Tata a fost “măritat cu spitalul” cum spunea mama. El a fost dedicat total meseriei lui. Din cauza asta…

Broken Chrome

TL;DR: I’ve been through hell trying to get my extension back to the Chrome Web Store after a takedown for trademark infringement. You can read the whole story in my previous post: “How Google obliterated my 4 year old Chrome extension featuring 24k+ users”.

I’m permanently removing my extensions from…

Google Chrome

After 3 months of trying everything I could think of, I give up. I don’t think I will ever develop anything for the Google ecosystem again. I’m not angry, I’m not doing this out of spite. …

“Auschwitz — Birkenau”, by Zeno Popovici

While planning my vacation in Poland last year, out of pure curiosity, I decided to go to Auschwitz.

I didn’t give it much thought back then. I knew the basics from the history lessons in high school and out of the documentaries and movies I’ve watched along the years. …

“Playing with Atom” by Zeno Popovici

This is a story about things we learned on our journey through the past few years, how we managed to become better at what we love. It’s a long read and there’s no TL;DR.

Thing is, there’s a lot of good and bad advice out there that newcomers take for…

“Riding” by Tudor Popa

Well this is awkward. We opened our doors for business seven years ago, but never found the time to do stuff for ourselves. Always busy with the next adventure, the next big thing, our next client, we forgot that we also must find time for ourselves.

Us

The name Graffino was…

“Sunset” by Zeno Popovici

I told myself I would always remember that day. I mean, how could I ever forget? It was my birthday, also the day one of my best friends died.

Birthdays aren’t usually a big thing for me, no huge parties, no raving music, no huge quantities of alcohol, just time…

“Don’t be Evil” by dAKirby309

No, I’m not going to use the new Google Photos (1) app. Why? Because it’s creepy. With every step it takes, Google gets a hold on more and more bits of our lives. For a long time they were the pioneers, the visionaries, a company I looked up to. …

Zeno Popovici

I'm a front-end developer. @Graffino is my design and web development company. Find out more about me: http://zeno.is.

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