~ > cat About Me
No much to say, really. I'm Simone from Italy (better known online as Raz) and I am a freelancer web designer & mostly Frontend developer: I don't like the abuse of the category full-stack dev but yeah, I do know how the web stack works and I did work on the backend of several project. I have a strong passion for tech in general and I am an old gamer (by the actual standards 🧓) - I love the rogue like genre, arcade, hack'n'slash (Diablo, anyone?) and obviously the goods olds FPS like CS, Quake, Doom, COD (yeah, COD is getting better).
Let's jump to the question I'll eventually have to answer:
It's a nickname, I've been using it since I was a kid. It's a shortening of Razor, and it's a reference to the Razor from the Dragonlance universe. I've been using it for years!
What you do for a living?
I started as a web designer and continued as a freelance web dev. I do design custom solutions around the stack I'm most familiar with - Laravel and VueJs. I do not dislike working with nodejs backends though. Since 2021, I started building on the Ethereum blockchain and I love it!
Why the obsession keyboards and keycaps?
One of my first encounters with a mechanical keyboard was circa 1995, when my father brought home our first personal computer: it was an IBM Model M. Growing older I moved to mainstream keyboards and then I snatched my first Cherry MX keyboard, a PS2 Filco Majestouch with NKRO.
Plus, one of my hobbies is photography but I had nothing to shoot for during the 2020 March lockdown; that's why I started learning Blender. The next thing I remember, I was modeling GMK caps and working on my first keyset GMK Avanguardia. You can expect me to sometimes update the website with my new keyboard related projects but if you want to get more involved or chit chat during the day, I am part of Clicky Clack Club.
Why a website?
Hiring peeps usually find me on the web by looking for my name, so I wanted to have a place where I can show my works and my skills. I will treat this website as a portfolio, but also as a personal space where I will share my thoughs and experiences. So yeah, it's going to be a blog, but not a blog.
I have a question for you!
Good! You can contact me on Discord, Telegram, Twitter or via e-mail - I'm always happy to answer questions and help people out.
Anyway, the repo for this website is on github - feel free to fork it and use it as a template for your own website!