About

In a Nutshell

This is his chalkboard where the author makes up his mind and utters his opinion. Here he gathers his tech related documentation, writes about his experiences and tries new stuff[1]. He speaks of himself often in 3rd person, writes in English and native German and is located in the Ruhrgebiet area in Germany.

The title

Both, title and quote are from the book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values” by Robert M. Pirsig. It’s a philosophical book about values and science, which influenced the author a lot and made him think about his personal concept of quality.

Areté is greek and means “excellence of any kind” or “moral virtue”. It describes the act of living up to one’s full potential. Someone “of Areté” is at their highest effectiveness; they use all their abilities and potentialities to achieve results.

The author

Jason Friedrich works what feels like ages in IT and has a mostly cynical view of the world. He has strong opinions, but tries not to cling to them.

The photos

The photos on this blog are, if not credited otherwise, images from the world’s best and most generous community of photographers: Unsplash!


  1. The topics Virtualization, Containers and the Cloud got moved recently to a dedicated blog. ↩︎