Welcome to Narc Dot Ro version 3.5! It's exciting! It's new! It's even awesomer than ever!
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.
Magic! In particular, the magic of Flask (a Python WSGI micro-framework), a few Flask extensions, and some SQLite for storing the article text. Oh, and Markdown parsing, because HTML just isn't as simple as almost-plain text.
As for the style, I'm perfectly willing to agree with anyone calling it "very simple". I'm not an artist, and so I wanted first and foremost to let the content be its own thing. I understand CSS (to some extent), but I'm not the kind of wizard who could make Matthew James Taylor's 2-column liquid layout, so I just picked that up for the sidebar and called it good. 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 the first of the code for it was laid down on Jun 15, 2012. It gets the occasional update as I look at it and go "that doesn't look 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.