I have published a couple of books: a collection of short stories (in Bosnian), a collection of poems (in Danish and Bosnian), and my work have been included in several anthologies. I have also written and published articles, essays and reviews in all three languages. I have just finished writing a new collection of poems, and I am currently working on my first novel.
My interests range from literature, media, history, film and art in general to football, philosophy, food and music. I am a father, a husband, a bon vivant, who also happens to be a writer, and a poet.
Email: derion1 [at] gmail (dot) com
- I am married to my beloved A. We have together our two snowflakes.
- My sporadic writings on various subjects can be found here.
- I published my first book of poetry called Pathétique in 2006. My collection of short stories Priče izgubljenog vremena came out in 2011.
- My collection of (physical) books can be accessed on Github.
- My hardware list can be found here.
- I have something as archaic as a website repository.
- I loathe jingoism and conformism.
- I am an avid watch enthusiast.
- I have been a friend of GNU/Linux since 2003. In late August 2019 I switched to Linux after being a Windows user since 1993. I switched due to increasing data mining, telemetry and threatened privacy and online security. Today I use mostly Linux (Ubuntu MATE, Debian and Devuan
Mint) on my computers. I have a little Linux Mint/Ubuntu Handbook to help me with all the GNU/Linux things related.
- I like driving cars without all those fancy gadgets. Man, I miss my ’94 Škoda Favorit!!
- I hold a master's degree in Media Studies and History from SDU.
- I made the family coat of arms in clay sometime in 2014. There are only two pieces made. I don't know where the other one is.
I believe we are born to achieve certain goals in our lives. I believe that some
of my goals are learning the value of love, knowledge & respect.
I respect writers: Fernando Savater, Haruki Murakami, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Ivo Andrić, Lord Byron, Musa Ćazim Ćatić, Meša Selimović and Erich Fromm. I am actually trying to make a list of books I read.
My favorite movies are Mirror, The Thin Red Line, Annie Hall and The New World. As you can see, I am quite fond of independent and European films. You can also take a look at my pretty much updated Letterboxd page.
Regarding music I listen mostly to progressive metal and bands like Dream Theater, Pain Of Salvation, and Opeth, but when I want to sharpen my hearing senses or just relax I turn to Bach, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
Songs I like
"Seperate Ways" (Journey), "E vui durmiti ancora" (Pippo Rallo), "Dream" (Alice Smith), "The Sound of Silence" (Simon & Garfunkel), "The Double Life of Veronique" (Zbigniew Preisner), "Sweetest Smile" (Black), "Dunje i kolači" (Kemal Monteno), "You Keep Me Hangin’ On" (Vanilla Fudge), "Bang Bang" (Vanilla Fudge), "Can’t Get Enough" (Kim Wilde), "Harlequin Forest" (Opeth), "The Underground" (Faruk Sabanci), "Passacaglia in G-minor for orchestra" (Händel), "Allegro Molto Appasionato" (Mendelssohn), "Windmills of Your Mind" (Noel Harrison), "Teško je" (Parnji Valjak).
Websites I visit
Letterboxd, Aeon, Arts & Letters, Kottke, Damn Interesting, klix.ba, dr.dk, Distrowatch.
Programs and apps I recommend
F-Droid, Olive, Filezilla, Audacious, Vim, Simplenote, LibreOffice, micro, Scribus, gedit, SimpleScreenRecorder.
Recommended Linux distributions
I have experience with these GNU/Linux distributions, and I recommend: Linux Mint and Ubuntu MATE for everyone, Debian and Devuan for advanced users.
First, I had a simple HTML website, then I outsourced to Blogspot, and sometime in 2006 I had installed Wordpress. I finally migrated to Grav in February 2021.