My name is Alexandru Laz─âr. I’m an engineer, and this is my little corner of the Internet.

What I do. For (at least) 8 hours a day, I write the low-level code that makes various types of mission-critical equipment work and, occasionally, I lend a hand with designing some of the hardware, too. Until a few years ago, that used to be medical equipment. Today, it’s high-speed packet switching equipment for datacenters, virtual clouds and campus networks, enabling all sorts of fancy big data, large-scale analytics and financial services applications.

When I get home, I do pretty much the same thing.

What else I do. I occasionally dabble in history, mythology and philosophy — not enough to get tenure, but enough to get people bored when I go out for drinks. I play the drums a little, brew tea and beer, and watch movies whose IMDB ratings do not exceed 5.0.