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Hi, my name is Merlin Rebrović. Welcome to my place on the Web.

I love learning, books, and technology, and it’s been like this since my childhood. I use this website to write and share my thoughts on those topics and as an occasional personal journal. My professional career has spanned several roles and companies in tech, which seems like a symptom of my broad interests and curiosity. You can read more about me or follow me on LinkedIn and Twitter. I’m experimenting with Mastodon.

A drawing of a wizard's hat.

Latest blog posts

  • I decided to re-evaluate my involvement in some media channels while opening new ones that might foster more meaningful relationships and communication even at a smaller scale.
  • The short answer is, yes.
  • It’s been three and a half years since I attended an industry conference in person. I missed it.
  • As I’m watching the tech layoffs situation unfold, I’m confirming random but related life lessons I gathered over the decades and for which I still carry scars as reminders.
  • Following the recent trend among tech companies, Google announced mass layoffs, citing the current economic situation.

Selected essays and talks

  • Several learning methods that will help you learn more efficiently and effectively.
  • Like many knowledge workers, I operate in an environment where I have too many options to work on at any given moment. I have found a way of keeping on top of it, and I’m sharing it here.
  • Why struggling could mean you’re actually doing it the right way.
  • I mentored several UX designers on improving communication and cross-functional influence. Similar topics started to surface with each person, so I decided to note them down.
  • Instead of chasing trends and fads, wouldn’t it be better to focus on knowledge and skills that last for decades or even a lifetime? This talk introduced foundational work skills that cross industries and ways to identify and quickly learn core skills within an industry.

Older projects

  • WebGL cube (2015)
    A WebGL experiment that responds to device rotation.
  • Focus.vim (2013)
    A Vim plugin that removes clutter and makes working on a wide screen enjoyable.
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