What’s the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?
Thing is, as a professional programmer I know a bit how tech works, how things are programmed, what is the quality of those... That's why I try to avoid technology as much as possible. The simpler - the better. Notes - on paper. Reading - books. Todo list - moleskine. Probably that's why I don't have many of such horror stories.
How do you see next 5 years in tech?
Everything is becoming autonomous and automated. Having said that (and knowing, how bad programmers can be) I see the next 5 years in tech as years of constant firefighting. I see it also as a tremendous opportunity for people willing to do this firefighting. I also see it as years of professionalizing the industry. In a sense of taking responsibility - as the construction engineers takes responsibility of the quality of the bridge.
What would you tell to your younger self?
Don't follow fashions. Find yourself a mentor and learn from the experience of previous generations. At least I'd have avoided reinventing the wheel - multiple times.