Parimal Satyal

Salut. I'm Parimal, a designer and occasional writer living in Berlin.

I'm interested in communication, languages, cross-cultural exchange, aviation, computer history, information systems and the European Union. is my personal website, a tribute to the creative web of the 90s.


I work as a UX/UI Designer at OpenProject, a secure, open-source project management software that respects your data and your privacy.

Light airplane on the ground with propellers spinningElsewhere, I am also an aspiring private pilot and host of Ground Effect, a podcast about the thrill of learning to fly.


This is a selection of essays I've written over the years:


The plural in the title is admittedly a bit of an exaggeration; I've so far spoken at one conference of which there is a recording:


I mostly listen to progressive metal, powermetal and old school heavy metal, but also enjoy synthwave and pop music. Smiley playing guitar

I also write and play music, and go by Félix Styl for electronic experiments:

Retro Stuff Smiley of cool dude with sunglasses

I grew up with the internet of the 90s and early 2000s. It was chaotic, irregular, flashy, gaudy, peppered with animated GIFs, but most websites were made by people like you and me who wanted to share their interests and hobbies.

Luckily, I'm not the only one nostalgic about the Geocities era. There's a lot of us! Grinning smiley Click the icon below to enter my Retro Collection page full of links to websites, tools, Winamp skins and other cool stuff from the past.

Enter my Retro Collection


Don't be a stranger. If you have a comment, suggestion or simply want to say hello, you can sign my guestbook. Or read what others have written.

Sign my guestbook


You can also get in touch with me via email (, Twitter or Mastodon. Yep, "Parimal" and "Félix" are both me; you can pick the name you like more. Postcards are appreciated if you know my address.