This is who I am

My name is Jan-Yves Ruzicka, and I’m a recovering academic in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. I’m currently getting over a recent delusional fling with globalism.

I like to think of myself as a “polymath”, which really means that I haven’t yet had the single-minded devotion to get really good at any one particular thing. While my formal qualifications are in Chemistry, I maintain a healthy interest in programming, tabletop gaming, constructed languages, tea appreciation, productivity/GTD…and whatever else happens to catch my eye at a given moment.

You can also find out how stuff is going right now.


This blog is assembled from haml, markdown, sass, and javascript using nanoc, and hosted on Amazon S3. Background image is from subtle patterns, and everything else is (probably) made from scratch.

Blog design is an ongoing thing - this design has been influenced heavily by Derek Sivers and bsag.


The best way to get in touch is via email. I, uh, I’m not very up on whatever instant messenger we’re supposed to be using these days…