web developmentOriginally I was a designer only, but I found that the simplest way to get my vision accomplished, is to build and develop dynamic pages myself. I developed a main benchmark web shop in PHP and MySQL in 2002, which established the foundation for my later system. The most complex sites were multilingual shops with multiple currencies, and several shipping and payment options. They - of course - have administrator interface with order, product, banner management, statistics, newsletter compilation etc.
Nowadays I use various MVC CMS to create very unique front end pages.
web designerI designed my first web site in 2000 for our demoscene event. It was a simple static web site. Later, I continued working on friend’s web sites, gained more experience and I finally landed my first real web designer job at a design studio. I like simple and clear minimal designs. In my opinion, functionality is always more important, than the look. I designed my last professional web in 2010.
early experimental photosI bought my first digital camera in 2003. It was a cheap and compact camera with limited picture quality and possibilities, thus my graphical experience and skills became ever more important to rely on for these pictures.
as product photographerAlthough I was a web designer, an essential part of my job was to take pictures of products for brochures, catalogs, packages and a few times for the web. We were not a photo studio, so the place was not exactly suitable for photography. Nevertheless, it was a good learning opportunity for using common items as photo equipment. I took hundreds of photos about lights, plugs, electronic gadgets etc.
travelingI enjoy traveling and it is the primary area where I’ve been using my camera in the past few years. Because of the large number of photos, there have been minimal amount of modifications. I always create an album not just a single photo to better capture the atmosphere of an event. I usually upload my photos to the public section of my Picasa gallery. Several travel agencies used my photos to illustrate their trips.
peopleEarlier, I used to prefer taking photos of static subjects, such as buildings, or abstract objects. In 2012, however, I discovered the potential in taking photos of people. This theme has unlimited possibilities. I am not fond of prepared themes, what I do enjoy immensely is the lively atmosphere of the street. On the other hand, I like the lightings of a rehearsal, which creates a greater impression in the viewer. Sometimes I try to save the static part of the moment.
what is demoscene?The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos, which are non-interactive audio-visual presentations that run in real-time on a computer. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills. Source: wikipedia.
overdoze demoshowThe Overdoze demoshow was held six times in Győr/Hungary between 1997 and 2000. It was based on a new concept; it was free, highly organized and its goal was to popularize demos and demoscenes. I was the main organizer and I designed my very first fliers, tickets, web page and an invitation video for this demoshow. It helped me learn many things: designing, managing, organizing, etc. It became one of the most successful demoscene event in 2000.
closer to the designI created the first graphics for a demoscene in 1997. I tried several styles and finally I was successful with photo-graphics. I was awarded the first place three times, at a demoparty in 2000, 2001 and also in 2013 in a photo contest.
why hardware?I am interested in hardware since I got my first PC in 1993. I was there at the beginning of the hardware scene on the internet and I am one of the longest standing active member of several hungarian hardware forums, e.g. HWSW or Prohardver.
project brianProject Brian is the name of my hungarian blog. The blog is about everything that I am interested in nowadays - earlier I used to post my reviews, tests in a technical forum, but now I write here and I post only the link. I wrote about computer hardware, bicycle parts, hi-fi equipments.
torlov water coolingIn 2003, I decided to make a new cost effective water cooling system for PCs with the help of a friend. My friend manufactured the required parts for the cooling and I developed the whole system in Autocad. It was very hard work to start everything from the basics. Before designing the cooling system, we performed extensive research on similar solutions.
Our solution was based in a new concept: it had to be cheap with highly variable parts. Of course, we tried many block designs to find out which one has the best performance/price ratio.