Hi, I’m Matei.

I’m pretty good at 

I’m also a Masters computer science student at UCSD, Class of 2024, hailing from Romania. I’m also a budding software engineer with a lot of experience in infrastructure and DevOps. I do dabble in pretty much everything, from computer hardware to artificial intelligence, and like experimenting with UI/UX design.

Talking is So Important

I continue to be amazed at how much communication and social skills improve your life. Here’s some anecdotes about that.

Why shouldn’t I use social media?

Instagram’s tempting me, I guess. But hey, let’s be open-minded and find out what I really think about social media.

I Miss Procrastinating

It’s been a while since I’ve touched this blog. Let’s have a chat about why.

I Want My Digital Newspaper Back

A long conversation about how push notifications have ruined the ability for you to not be doomscrolling and how RSS feeds can help fix that.

What am I thinking/doing right now?

Hold up...

What's my big project?

I'm making an e-Ink chore display! I've been spending a lot of mental effort coordinating chores with my roommates, and in classic "me" fashion, rather than just buy a whiteboard, I'd love to just over-engineer an e-Ink display to render custom Notion data using Rust. I'll get there.


  1. Company
    Sigma Computing
    Software Engineer Intern
  2. Company
    Project Manager, Software Engineer
  3. Company
    Systems Engineer Intern
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