Robert [at] Orzanna [dot] de

Experimenting With Life’s Fullest Potential

 

Who am I?

A young person seeking to understand what it means to be human. Beginning things, dropping projects, starting new endeavors, changing my mind, adopting new views — all while trying to be focused and conscious. Not always easy though.

A few keywords that describe my current I

Degrowth, Sustainable Consumption, Sustainable Development, Life & Growth Hacking, Optimism, Positivism, Happiness, Voluntary Simplicity, Minimalism, Linux, Open-Source Software, Acoustic Guitar, Storytelling, Translation, Communication, German, Polish, English, Dutch, Spanish, French.

Why this website and how to contact me?

I keep this website primarily for myself to help me remember the answers to the questions I keep asking myself repeatedly. If they answered your questions, too, or spark new ideas, then let me know by email (hint: see the heading at the top of this website).

What do I do at the moment?

Main occupation customer success, user experience and communication work at Sheetgo, our startup that helps people work with more accurate information through connected spreadsheets inside Google Drive. Aside I approve video subtitles for the Amara foundation, spend time on my personal sustainable consumption project (see Table 1: Lean & regular sustainable consumption and production), support Research & Degrowth and SCORAI with the diffusion of ideas on degrowth and sustainable consumption, coordinate the Vocabulary Degrowth Audiobook Podcast and edit Degrowth (Google) Maps.

What are my current life & growth hacks?

I believe you can tweak your life by simple means and grow personally everyday. Here is an excerpt of my tweaks:

    1. 1.6:00 AM to 09:00 AM: personal development; 

    2. 2.09:00 AM to 18:00 PM: professional development; 

    3. 3.18:00 PM onward: social development; 

    1. 1.Early morning: coffee or tea; 

    2. 2.Late morning: some fruits or juice; 

    3. 3.Around midday: lunch; 

    4. 4.Afternoon: another small bite; 

    5. 5.Evening: dinner; 

A small note on research

You may be interested in my co-authored publication “Culture meets Flows: The Cultural Dimension of Urban Metabolismthat had been cited by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) in their report “Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities”.

My sustainable consumption and production project:

From research we know that income correlates with consumption which correlates with environmental harm. Or to put it simply: the more you earn, the more likely you are to spend your money on stuff, and hence, the more you are leaving a negative footprint on this planet. This is why I want to understand and make sense of my own consumption patterns. My goal is to minimize my consumption and increase my contribution to the production of things that are in line with my set of values and worldview. I want to invest into the things I truly care about and ignore all the rest. Maintain clear focus. I call this work-in-progress project the “Table of Lean & Regular Sustainable Consumption and Production”.

Table 1: Lean & regular sustainable consumption and production

Product

Purpose

Dependency

Looking for replacement

Pragmatic tools

(means to an end)

Contribution

Hunspell

Languages

 

 

 

?

Medium

Writing

 

 

 

?

Wikipedia

Information

Wikimedia

 

 

Donate monthly and occasional editing

Triodos

Finance

 

 

 

Be a client

DKB

Finance

 

 

X

 

Masmovil

Calling

 

 

X

 

Netzclub

Calling

 

 

X

 

DuckDuckGo

Information

 

 

 

Translate

Google Hangouts

Calling

Chrome

 

X

 

PayPal

Finance

 

 

X

 

Patreon

Finance

 

 

 

Use

Common Voice

Communication

Mozilla

 

 

Read and validate

Free Software Foundation

Linux

 

 

 

Donate monthly

Solus Project

Linux

GNOME

 

 

Donate monthly, file bugs & suggest features

LibreOffice Writer

Office

Document Foundation

 

 

Donate monthly, file bugs & suggest features

LibreOffice Calc

Office

Document Foundation

 

 

Donate monthly, file bugs & suggest features

GNOME

Linux

 

 

 

Donate monthly, file bugs & suggest features

GIMP

Multimedia

GNOME

 

 

Donate irregularly

Audacity

Multimedia

 

 

 

Donate irregularly

youtube-dl

Multimedia

 

 

 

Donate irregularly

Kdenlive

Multimedia

KDE

 

 

Donate irregularly

Inkscape

Multimedia

Software Freedom Conservancy

 

 

Donate irregularly

Telegram

Network

Android

 

X

 

Thunderbird

Email

 

 

 

Donate monthly

Gnotifier

Email

Thunderbird

 

 

?

Firefox

Web

Mozilla

 

 

Donate monthly

Wörterbuch Deutsch (de-DE), Hunspell-unterstützt

Languages

Firefox

 

 

Donate monthly? Submit missing words?

Dictionnaire français

Languages

Firefox

 

 

Donate monthly? Submit missing words?

Polski słownik poprawnej pisowni

Languages

Firefox

 

 

Donate monthly? Submit missing words?

Spanish (Spain) Dictionary

Languages

Firefox

 

 

Donate monthly? Submit missing words?

Woordenboek Nederlands

Languages

Firefox

 

 

Donate monthly? Submit missing words?

Google Authenticator

Security

Android

 

X

 

Google Calendar

Planning

Android

X

X

 

Google Maps

Information

 

 

 

Edit existing entries & add new locations

Google

Translate

Languages

 

 

 

Submit improvements

Gmail

Email

Android

X

X

 

WhatsApp

Network

Android

 

X

 

Facebook

Network

 

 

X

 

Google+

Network

 

 

X

 

LinkedIn

Network

 

 

X

 

Twitter

Network

 

 

X

 

Reddit

Network

 

 

 

Translate

Rmlint

Backup

 

 

 

Donate monthly

Rsync

Backup

Software Freedom Conservancy

 

 

Donate monthly

Rclone

Backup

 

 

 

Donate monthly

Backblaze B2

Backup

 

 

 

Pay monthly

Google Takeout

Backup

 

 

X

 

Google Photos

Backup

Android

 

X

 

Tasker

Android

 

 

 

Pay one time

Titanium Backup

Backup

Android

 

 

Pay one time

Vanilla Music

Music

Android

 

 

?

Github

Development

 

 

X

Use

Github Pages

Communication

 

 

 

Use

Git

Development

 

 

X

Use

Late Night Linux

Entertainment

 

 

 

Donate monthly

Ubuntu Podcast

Entertainment

 

 

 

?

Linux Action News

Entertainment

 

 

 

Donate monthly

Credits

I updated this simple website withon 07/22/17 and want to thank the Solus Project, LibreOffice Writer’s Export to HTML feature as well as Github Pages for making this possible. The source code of this page is publicly available in my repository on Github.