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2020

Ruby’s DATA Stream

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The STDIN and ARGF streams are commonly used in Ruby, however there’s also the less popular DATA one. This is how it works and some examples in the wild.

April 2020

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Day 49 of self-isolation. Wake up. Make a cup of delicious Guatemalan coffee. Read. Prepare lunch and eat. Listen to music. Surf the web. Go out for a walk. ...

March 2020

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March 2020 will probably be remembered by the COVID-19 pandemic. I won’t talk about this event but instead share about the positive side of self isolation, s...

February 2020

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During February I escaped to warmer climate and had a great time with family and friends. Back in Belgium things are moving slowly but steady and I’m really ...

Reunification Visas for Students are Broken

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One of the things I’ve praised European countries for, is the fact that if you are on a working visa, your spouse is also allowed to work. Unfortunately this...

January 2020

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The first month of the year is normally to start fresh. For me it’s been more of a transition month while I’m still migrating between Germany and Belgium. It...

The Most Beautiful Lake in the World

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I just had a wonderful adventure visiting San Marcos La Laguna, a small town (~3000 people) in Sololá, Guatemala. The place has breathtaking sights of lake A...

Big Tech Doesn’t Mean Good Software

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One of the hassles of moving abroad, is that you need to change the country of some of your digital accounts. As a user, you expect this process to be straig...

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2019

December 2019

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December was a bit hectic. The month started with me quitting my job in order to move to a new country (which I also did). I also spent a few days migrating ...

Numbered Parameters in Ruby 2.7

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A new feature called “numbered parameters” will see the light of day in the Ruby 2.7 release at the end of the year. What caught my attention was not the fe...

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2016

Running Multiple Redis Instances

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This article will teach you how to run one or more Redis instances on a Linux server using systemd to spawn copies of a service.

Profiling Vim

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I like Vim because it’s very fast. Unfortunately the other day I found myself opening a diff file that took forever to load. The file had 58187 (this number ...

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2015

My First Hackweek Was All about Shippping

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Last week I had the chance to participate in my first Hackweek. I never had such an experience in any other company I’ve ever worked for and between my colle...

Ally Skills Workshop Review

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Last week I had the chance to attend the Ally Skills Workshop with Valerie Aurora and can’t recommend it enough. This was an enlightening experience on learn...

Installing Machinery

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For the past three months I’ve been working on a really cool tool called Machinery and I’d like to share some of the neat things you can do with it.

Run openSUSE 13.2 in Linode

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Linode is one of my favorite VPS providers out there. One of the reasons why I like them is because they make it extremely easy to run openSUSE. This post i...

I just had a 10 week vacation

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For the past 10 weeks I’ve focused only on family, health and me. At first I didn’t know if I would enjoy it, find the money or even the time to do such task...

Getting started with Continuous Delivery

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More and more companies are requiring developers to understand Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery but starting to implement it in your projects c...

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2009

Installing SQLdeveloper in Ubuntu 9.04

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One of the mayor reasons why I still use my Windows box is because I havent found a subtitute for TOAD. I know I could make it work some how using wine but I...

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