Hugo Martins

I like to build and break things. Currently, Site Reliability Engineer at Talkdesk, formerly Claranet. These days I write Python, Go and Kotlin, while looking for ways to optimize and automate infrastructure.

I try to use this page for sharing whatever I am interested in or learning. Here you can also know more about me, what projects I am working on or have a look at my past research.

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Latest Essays

Links (November 15th 2020)

A collection of interesting links I read throughout last week (November 7th 2020 to November 14th 2020).

Improving pytest's --collect-only Output

A small account of contributing with improvements to pytest’s ‘collect-only’ functionality. I have made a few changes in the way pytest processes the results of test collection, when using ‘collect-only’, based on feedback from an issue that was reported to pytest.

It Is the Journey That Matters

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”


An upbeat soulful album from the master Bill Withers.

How to Access Host Resources in Minikube Pods?

This title is self-explanatory but, in any case, how can I access host resources in minikube? It seems straightforward but after digging up through the internet, it seems that it isn’t as easy as it ought to be.

The Decalogue

An album inspired by the Ten Commandments, composed by Sufjan Stevens and performed by Timo Andres. It was composed to be performed alongside “a dance work choreographed by Justin Peck that premiered with the New York City Ballet in May of 2017”.

Minor Follow-up on Hacktoberfest 2019

In a previous essay I wrote about the process behind my Hacktoberfest 2019 contributions. It is now worthwhile to make a quick follow-up, at this point, at the status of those contributions.

Another Note on Elevating Shell Scripts

A review of previous notes on how to elevate shell scripts from within the scripts themselves, after understanding my previous approach had issues.

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