Dino F. Avdibegović

About

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.

Contact

Email: derion1 [at] gmail (dot) com


Random facts


Literature
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.

Cinematography
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.

Musical directions
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 classical music and Bach, Mendelssohn, Beethoven.

Songs I like
Seperate Ways (Journey), E vui durmiti ancora (Pippo Rallo), Dream (Alice Smith), The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel), Sweetest Smile (Black), "The Double Life of Veronique" (Zbigniew Preisner), "Dunje i kolači" (Kemal Monteno), Harlequin Forest (Opeth), The Underground (Faruk Sabanci), Windmills of Your Mind (Sting), Teško je (Parnji Valjak), Passacaglia in G-minor for orchestra (Händel), Allegro Molto Appasionato (Mendelssohn), Sonata K.304 (Mozart).


Websites I visit
Aeon, Arts & Letters, Kottke, klix.ba, dr.dk, Distrowatch.

Linux and programs I use
I have been a friend of GNU/Linux since 2003. In late August 2019 I switched completely to Linux Mint after being a Windows user since 1993. I switched due to increasing data mining, telemetry and threatened privacy and online security. After using Mint, Ubuntu MATE for a couple of years, I am currently using Devuan on my main computer and on my laptop. I have a little Linux Handbook to help me with all the GNU/Linux things related.

I have experience with these GNU/Linux distributions, which I recommend: Linux Mint and Ubuntu MATE for everyone, Debian and Devuan for more advanced users. There are so many good and stable distros. See most of them on Distrowatch.

I use and recommend following apps: Firefox, Audacious, Joplin, LibreOffice, Scribus, Emacs and Vim, Steam, Olive, SimpleScreenRecorder.


Colophon
First, I had a simple HTML website, then I outsourced to Blogspot, and sometime in 2006 I had installed Wordpress. I migrated to Grav in February 2021.