Welcome to Narc Dot Ro version 3.0! It's exciting! It's new! It's, uh... a little emptier than it used to be. Sorry about that.
This is the personal website of Octav Săndulescu, also known as "narc" or "narc0tiq" (yes, that's "narcotic" with shitty spelling. I was young once).
I have an about page with contact information, but the short version is: I'm a programmer, a naturally geeky type of person, and I have a Linode and a domain or two. Here's my authorized_keys, if you ever want to authenticate me by SSH key, or something.
Well, um, it's pretty much just a bunch of custom-written code to glue together the several large parts that went into it. Specifically, all the pages live in an SQLite database, and when they're displayed, they're passed through Markdown for formatting (for my own reference, I'm using MichelF's PHP implementation of Markdown).
You'll also note that the style is... simplistic. This is perfectly normal: I'm not an artist, and I care about content first and foremost. I understand CSS (to some extent), but all I really bothered with was cribbing off Matthew James Taylor's 2-column liquid layout so that I could have a sidebar. It worked out pretty well, actually, in my opinion.
I'll interpret this question as "why is this here?", and the answer is simply "because I can". It's intended as a showcase of my awesomeness (ha!), and sort of proof that I really am a programmer, like I say I am. Of course, I could be lying and have had a friend write this for me, but why would I bother doing something like that when I could just get myself a Tumblr or something equally prosaic?
Just to complete my "major questions" theme, I live in Romania and was born Dec 20, 1984, and this version of my website is being hosted in the UK and was first created Oct 13, 2012. It gets the occasional update as I look at it and go "that doesn't read right".
Sure, let me start with the "Help Wanted!" sign that's also on my sidebar: I'm looking for someone who can write games, and who is willing to take some serious chances in hopes of success. I think we could be the next Valve, or the next Mojang. But the way I want to get there is pretty scary. Are you crazy like me? Read the Help Wanted! page and let me know if you're up for it. Word of advice, though: most of my time is being purchased at a reasonable rate by my employer; extra-curricular activities like this are going to have perhaps less of my attention than they would've gotten in the past.
Other than that, I've got some articles lying around, including a few I saved from the oblivion of the old blog. I've got a MediaWiki install, as well -- it's proven handy a time or two. And just recently I also created a list of projects, because there are just so damn many of them.
Also, I exist in a bunch of other places on the Web. Most recently relevant: