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Shutting Down Webhook-logger

A few years ago I built a small application to test Django’s websocket support through django-channels. It basically displayed on a web page in real time all the requests made to a given endpoint (you could generate multiple of them) without storing anything. It was fun and it was very useful to quickly debug stuff […]

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worker-planet was awarded a swag box

If you remember, back in June/July I worked on a small project to make it easy to build small community pages that aggregate content produced from many sources. As I shared in the post, worker-planet was built to run on “Cloudflare Workers” without the need to manage a server yourself. A short time afterwards I […]

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Tools I’m thankful for

In the spirit of thanksgiving, even though it isn’t a tradition here where live, and following the same path as some posts I’ve read today, here’s 5 software tools I’m thankful for. (Of course this is not a comprehensive list, but today these are the ones that come to my mind) Syncthing This tool basically […]

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My picks on open-source licenses

Sooner or later everybody that works with computers will have to deal with software licenses. Newcomers usually assume that software is either open-source (aka free stuff) or proprietary, but this is a very simplistic view of the world and wrong most of the time. This topic can quickly become complex and small details really matter. […]

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And… the blog is back

You might have noticed that the website has been unavailable during the last week (or a bit longer than that), well, the reason is quite simple: It took sometime but the blog was finally put online again, new content should be flowing in soon. And kids, don’t forget about the backups, because the good old […]

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10 years

The first post I published on this blog is now 10 years old. This wasn’t my first website or even the first blog, but it’s the one that stuck for the longest time. The initial goal was to have a place to share anything I might find interesting on the Web, a place that would […]

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The app I’ve used for the longest period of time

What is the piece of software (app) you have used continuously for the longest period of time? This is an interesting question. More than 2 decades have passed since I’ve got my first computer. Throughout all this time my usage of computers evolved dramatically, most of the software I installed at the time no longer […]

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Observations on remote work

A few days ago I noticed that I’ve been working fully remote for more than 2 years. To be sincere this now feels natural to me and not awkward at all, as some might think at the beginning or when they are introduced to the concept. Over this period, even though it was not my […]

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Federated Tweets, or Toots

Recently there was been a big fuss about “Mastodon“, an open-source project that is very similar to twitter. The biggest difference is that it is federated. So what it means? It means that it works like “email”, there are several providers (called instances) where you can create an account (you can setup your own server […]

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Starting the “1ppm Challenge”

So certain parts of the world already entered the year 2017 (this system doesn’t sound that great, but I will leave this discussion for another occasion) and we, here in Europe, are making the preparations to start the new year in a few hours. I am not found of those traditional new year resolutions that […]