raph @ 2014-09-15 08:09

I am Raphael. Most people call me Raph.

What you’ll find on this page are strictly my own personal opinions (not my employers’ views, yadda yadda). Raw. Ranty. Biased. Incomplete. With typos. Not always clearly structured. Mostly without statistically significant evidence. Deal with it.

With that out of the way, I do try to structure my thoughts so that they are somewhat readable. Maybe one or two bits of useful knowledge are hidden in there, too. Do have a look around.

Constructive feedback is always welcome. You can find ways to contact me at the bottom of the site.

Accomplishments makes me happy.

Frequently asked questions

How’s it going?


Did you see that ludicrous display last night?


Any plans for the weekend?


Rarely asked questions

Because - let’s face it - most people are frequently too polite to ask the interesting questions.

What’s a “galaktor”?

galaktor is a silly screen name I started using years ago, and it stuck. It’s in code I wrote, websites I made and accounts I registered.

The word itself is supposed to sound like some powerful yet ridiculously cliche bad guy from space. Think sci-fi b-movies. Galactus may have been a subconcious inspiration.

Similarities with Galactor from the anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman are purely coincidental, but couldn’t fit better. I mean, I never watched the show, but that name!

What happened to your old Blogger blog?

I didn’t like Blogger for a number or reasons, and snapped into using Twitter almost overnight. I didn’t blog for about two years. Now I am taking back ownership over my content. Read more here.

What’s your Myers-Briggs score?

IXXX. I’m a model introvert, but don’t buy into the rest.

What’s the banner at the top of this page supposed to say?

It says “make or die”. Don’t worry if you can’t read it. It’s not supposed to convey critical information, just sort of look nice. If you care to know more you can check out my website project.

Why does your website look so weird?

Gee, thanks! Believe it or not, this page looks just how I want it to. You can read about that in the project description. I’ll take an internet full of weird and wonderful websites with personality over today’s flood of look-a-like Wordpress themes and bland Facebook profiles any day.

Would you like some cake?

Sorry, but I avoid dietary carbohydrate like the plague that it is. However, I appreciate the offer!

kk. want a beer?

Cheers, but I’ll pass. I don’t drink alcohol.

Woah, are you some kind of straight-edge fundamentalist?

No! Maybe! You make that sound like it’s a bad thing. Read more here.