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Giving a new life to old phones

Nowadays, in some “developed” countries, it is very common for people to have a bunch of old phones stored somewhere in a drawer. Ten years have passed since smartphones became ubiquitous and those devices tend to become unusable very quickly, at least for their primary purpose. Either a small component breaks, the vendor stops providing […]

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Dynamic DNS using Cloudflare Workers

In this post I’ll try to describe a simple solution, that I came up with, to solve the issue of dynamically updating DNS records when the IP addresses of your machines/instances changes frequently. While Dynamic DNS isn’t a new thing and many services/tools around the internet already provide solutions to this problem (for more than […]

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kinspect – quickly look into PGP public key details

Sometimes I just need to look into the details of a PGP key that is provided in its “armored” form by some website (not everyone is publishing their keys to the keyservers). Normally I would have to import that key to my keyring or save it into a file and use gnupg to visualize it […]

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Staying on an AirBnB? Look for the cameras

When going on a trip it is now common practice to consider staying on an rented apartment or house instead of an hotel or hostel, mostly thanks to AirBnB which made it really easy and convenient for both side of the deal. Most of the time the price is super competitive and I would say […]

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Some content about remote work

If you already have read some of my earlier posts, you will know that I currently work remotely and am part of a team that is spread across a few countries. For this reason I try to read a lot about the subject, in order to try to continuously the way we work.  On this […]

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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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Slack is not a good fit for community chat

There, I said it … and a lot of other people said it before me (here, here, here, here, … and the list goes on and on). Before I proceed with my argument, I would like to say that, slack is great product (even if the client consumes lots of memory) and works very well […]

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Managing Secrets With Vault

I’ve been looking into this area, of how to handle and manage a large quantity of secrets and users, for quite a while (old post), because when an organization or infrastructure grow, the number of “secrets” required for authentication and authorization increase as well. Is at this stage that bad practices (that are no more […]

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Managing a 100% remote company

This video about Gitlab was posted recently and is a very interesting case-study on how a company can normally function while having all of its employees working remotely.

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Before the flood

Yesterday I watched the above documentary on National Geography Channel, it is a good piece of work and it alerts to very pertinent issues, that have been in the agenda for many years/decades. Yet, we haven’t been able to overcome lobbies and established interests, that maintain the status quo and their “money machines” running with […]