There are 54 articles categorized as "Blablabla"

Static web pages in Hugo

on January 24, 2018. in Blablabla, Software. A 2 minute read.

Last week I created a page on this site that holds all the talks I have prepared for meetups and conferences. As this site is powered by Hugo, the process wasn’t that straightforward. I want to write down the steps I did to make it easier in the future.

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Free the Geek interview

on January 12, 2018. in Blablabla. A 1 minute read.

Last year (feels weird to say “last year”, when it was less than a month ago) Matthew asked me if I’d be willing to appear as a guest on his Free the Geek podcast. To have a short chat about running my own software consultancy, freelancing, public speaking, and whatever else pops up.

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Five days of Advent of Gode

on December 06, 2017. in Programming, Development, Blablabla. A 5 minute read.

A week or so ago, Luka mentioned this Advent of Code thing. I’ve been doing coding challenges and examples before, but never have I tried the AoC (this is the third year it’s running).

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I think I understand bounded contexts

on October 24, 2017. in Programming, Development, Blablabla. A 3 minute read.

Earlier this year I started reading the DDD book by Eric Evans. Together with the Eventsourcery videos from Shawn McCool, the first three chapters of the book were… easy to understand, even. Lots of “A-ha!” and “Oh!” moments, followed by “That makes perfect sense.” statements, and a couple of excited “I knew that!"-ones. Then I got to the chapter with the bounded contexts. I read the first few pages, thought about them… Then read them again, and thought some more. Then I put the book back on the shelf for a few months.

Bug triage, the paperwork of open source

on May 24, 2017. in Blablabla, Software. A 4 minute read.

Everyone loves contributing patches to open source projects, adding new features. Some even like to write documentation.

Everybody knows that

on May 08, 2017. in Blablabla. A 2 minute read.

Back in December last year, Matthew Turland published a blog post asking “Why aren’t you speaking?

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Recording screencasts of OSS contributions

on April 19, 2017. in Blablabla, Programming. A 2 minute read.

I enjoy contributing to open source projects, and I learn a lot while doing it. When someone asks me for advice on how to improve as a programmer, I usually tell them to find an open source project that interests them, and start contributing.

Waste an hour on a stupid mistake

on April 07, 2017. in Programming, Development, Blablabla. A 2 minute read.

I made such a stupid mistake today and lost an hour of my time trying to figure out what the hell is wrong, that I just have to blog it.

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Search and replace in visual selection in Vim

on January 23, 2017. in Software, Blablabla. A 1 minute read.

The search and replace feature is very powerful in Vim. Just do a :help :s to see all the things it can do.

XFCE4 desktop zooming with the keyboard

on January 19, 2017. in Software, Blablabla. A 2 minute read.

XFCE4 has a zoom feature available when the desktop composition is turned on. By default, holding the Alt key and scrolling up or down the mouse wheel,
I can zoom in or out the entire desktop. Once zoomed in, it follows the mouse pointer as to which part of the desktop to show.