About

Greetings and salutations.
My name is Fahrudin Avdibegović. People have always called me Dino. I live in Vejle, the capital of the region of Southern Denmark, with my wife and two lovely children. However, I was born in Bosnia, where I lived until September 1992. Due to Serbian aggression on my home country (and the civil war that followed), I live now Denmark. On this site I write in my native tongue Bosnian, but also in English and Danish.

I hold a master degree in Media Studies and History from SDU.

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 bon vivant, who also happens to be a writer, a poet, and a gourmand.

On life
I am not one of those people who think it’s coincidence that we live our lives. Au contraire, I think we are born to achieve certain personal goals. I believe that some of my most important goals in life are learning the values of LOVE, KNOWLEDGE and RESPECT.

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 obsolete movie ratings or super updated  Letterboxd page.

Musical directions
Regarding music I listen mostly to progressive metal and bands like Dream Theater, Pain Of Salvation, Opeth and Andromeda, but when I want to sharpen my hearing senses or just relax I turn to Bach 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), Cambodia (K. Wilde),  The Underground (Faruk Sabanci),  Passacaglia in G-minor for orchestra (Händel), Allegero Molto Appasionato (Mendelssohn), Windmills of Your Mind (Noel Harrison), Teško je (Parnji Valjak).

Fortuitous facts

  • 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 unfinished collection of (physical) books can be accessed here.
  • My hardware list can be found here.
  • I loathe jingoism and conformism.
  • I like driving cars without all those fancy gadgets. Man, I miss my ’94 Škoda Favorit!!

Websites I visit
Letterboxd, Aeon, Arts & LettersKottke, Damn Interesting, klix.ba, dr.dk, Distrowatch.

Programs and apps I recommend
F-Droid, Olive, Filezilla, Simplenote, neomutt, xed, SimpleScreenRecorder.

Colophon
I use rock-solid WordPress backed by several plugins (Antispam Bee, Clean Contact, Download Manager, WP Automatic Upgrade). In late August 2019 I switched to Linux Mint and Debian after being a Windows user since 1993. I switched due to increasing data mining, telemetry and threatened privacy and online security. A friend of GNU/Linux since 2004.