“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

― Alan Turing

Hello and thank you for stopping by. I am Apostolos Kritikos, a Critical Engineer and Researcher in the fields of open source software and software resilience. I am also a proud co-founder of Social Mind, a digital solutions agency based in Greece.

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  • Talking VS Listening online
    When the pandemic started, during the first quarantine, I remember I felt the need to talk. The thought, the possibility of not being able to socialize and discuss for a […]
  • Coaches, mentors and self-discovery
    Coaching, according to Wikipedia, is the practice of guiding an individual through a process. It refers to practical knowledge and that is why it is very important for a coach […]
  • The lost art of smiling
    Imagine you are on a crisis. Customers are unhappy, people are yelling, things are not well, time is not enough, money are lost, it is a bad day. The worst […]
  • The view from above
    The Stoics have been using the “view from above” exercise to force their mind to observe a situation from such a distance to make it feel insignificant. The usual metaphor […]
  • Philocaly
    Philocaly means to love beauty. I guess we all do love beauty. We do! Maybe it is difficult to recognize beauty in times of crises. Maybe there is a lack […]
  • A resilient routine
    Back in March 2020, during the first COVID-19 lockdown, I was sitting in my home office pondering on how our daily routine was probably going to change for a long […]


(Greek & English content. More available here)

  • Παίξτο μόνος σου: Μαθαίνοντας φλογέρα, the hard way.
    Στο γυμνάσιο κάναμε μάθημα μουσικής, με μουσικό όργανο τη φλογέρα. Δεν περνούσα καθόλου καλά. Είχαμε ξεκινήσει στραβά. Έπρεπε να μάθουμε να διαβάζουμε παρτιτούρα, εγώ δεν τα κατάφερνα οπότε γινόμουν όλο […]
  • Το challenge της αποφλοίωσης.
    Αυτή η ανέκδοτη ιστορία είναι από τον στρατό. Όχι όμως από τη δική μου θητεία. Πολλά χρόνια πριν, ο παππούς μου, συνήθιζε κάποιες φορές μετά το οικογενειακό τραπέζι να δοκιμάζει […]
  • Άνω Πόλη: Μια ιστορία μουσικής.
    Σήμερα το πρωί έκανα έναν μικρό περίπατο στα πλακόστρωτα της Άνω Πόλης ακούγοντας μουσική. Τυχαία στην λίστα μου έπαιξε το τραγούδι “Το πρωί με ξυπνάς με φιλιά” σε μια νεότερη […]
  • // Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash
    I discovered this great piece of content by Steve Jobs talking about flash back in 2010 and it is really educative on how to choose technologies to invest, as a […]
  • Covid19gr. Αναζητώντας ανοικτά δεδομένα για την πανδημία στην Ελλάδα
    Εισαγωγή. Στις 22/08/2020 δημιούργησα ένα αποθετήριο στο Github με στόχο να φιλοξενήσει δεδομένα και αναλύσεις για την εξέλιξη της πανδημίας στην Ελλάδα. Γνωρίζοντας ότι η Ελληνική Κυβέρνηση έχει δεσμευθεί να […]
  • Reading during the COVID-19 pandemic
    This year was undoubtedly a troubled one. A worldwide pandemic forced us to live completely isolated from our friends and loved ones for 10 out of the 12 months. Moreover […]


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