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3 Months of Remote Work

Three months have passed since I left the office and started working remotely (+1000 km), in this post I share the “pros and cons” of my short experience, even though across the Internet many people already covered this topic extensively. Whitesmith has been “remote...

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Django Friday Tips: Managing Dependencies

This one is not specific of django but it is very common during the development of any python project. Managing the contents of the requirements.txt file, that sometimes grows uncontrollably can be a mess. One of the root causes is the common work-flow of using virtualenv, install with pip all the...

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Securing IoT Devices

During the first couple of months of the year 2015 I’ve worked a “little” on the subject of security in the Internet of things world. Even though there is a lot of information about this topic and its crucial role on this new era of the IoT. So today I will share a small document...

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Django friday tips: Switch the user model

In the most recent versions of django, you’re no longer attached to the default user model. So unlike what happened some time ago, when you had two models (User and Profile) “linked” together through an one-to-one relationship, nowadays you can extend or substitute the base user...

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Getting ready to ruumbleee…

After being absent last year, today I will start my participation in the Rails Rumble event. Together with a teammate we will try to finish a project within the next 48h, using the Ruby and its Ruby on Rails web framework. Personally I enjoy this kind of challenges, even though it’s not...

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Plasma 5 doesn’t start in Debian (testing)

Well, I just lost a few hours of my time trying to solve an issue cause by an upgrade to my debian workstation. My desktop environment, which is KDE Plasma 5, was not starting so I had to switch to Gnome for a while to correctly use my computer and do my work. Also almost all of KDE applications...

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Democratizing the Eurozone

Yesterday one of the most influential figures of this year’s European political scene visited Portugal. I was totally unaware of the event but thanks to the reddit’s community I was able to discover the video of the talk given by Yanis Varoufakis at the University of Coimbra...

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Multimedia tools for Linux

Convincing someone to try and adopt a Linux based operating system is a hard task, not because these systems are hard (nowadays) or don’t offer enough functionality, but mainly because when people learn to use a certain system/product and it already is engrained in their workflow changing is...

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