I intended to write this much sooner but I got distracted and let it slip a lot. It has now been more than a month since I attended DevOps Lisbon in September 2019, and I would like to do a small recap on what went on.
I like to build and break things. Currently, Site Reliability Engineer at Talkdesk, formerly Claranet. These days I write Python and Go, while looking for ways to optimize and automate infrastructure.
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After years of maintaining awesome-linters, with the help of awesome people, having nowhere to point people to except for a Github repository, it finally has a website of its own - on a subdomain of this website.
Seth Godin wrote an interesting small piece about curation in times of internet giants.
This essay is a slightly extended version of a comment I made on
PyInstaller’s official repository, regarding
PyFiglet integration, as well as some known issues.
This year I decided to make the trip to Belgium and attend FOSDEM 2019, on February 2 and 3. I have an affection for open source software and I, obviously, had an interest in seeing the conference. I was also curious to understand what the environment would feel like, at a big conference - never have I went to anything larger than 500 people.
A tale of contributing to
pytest and becoming a member of the pytest-dev organization.
PostgreSQL 11 (Beta) is out with some very interesting features worth taking a look at. PostgreSQL is already my go-to relational database and - no science to support that - is the easiest, most performant relational database management system.
Sometimes you run scripts that take a lot of time to finish, through SSH. Also, the server, sometimes, closes your connection. This is bound to create issues. I have recently faced similar issues and went searching for a possible solution.
SSL is a mess, sometimes. It is increasingly important, yet it is also hellishly difficult to debug and, if not perfectly understood, it seems that it can also be a pain to implement correctly. With the rise of automated tooling to help with implementation and management of SSL (certificate-wise and more), we have seen an increase of encryption usage in our HTTP connections (, ).
Recently, I have had to reinstall my OS (Ubuntu) several times due to a mix of filesystem and HDD corruption issues. This, invariably, has led me to a situation where Asus K450J’s wireless networking doesn’t work.