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2022

Econtalk - Lorne Buchman on Creativity

January 08, 2022 - less than 1 minute read

This episode discussed the eternal struggle on how to be creative. One of the main points is that many successful creators say that they “follow the characte...

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2021

One Thing

December 28, 2021 - less than 1 minute read

A.J. Jacobs in Econtalk notes that we remember nothing from most stuff we read or otherwise consume some time later. I certainly experience this as much as a...

Org Capture Templates with Org Files

December 22, 2021 - 1 minute read

I fiddle with my org mode captures templates a lot. This usually involves customizing (or setting) org-capture-templates. I found it hard to visualize the en...

Experiments with GccEmacs

March 20, 2021 - 2 minute read

As an active user of vterm, I’ve compiled my own version of Emacs for a while to have the required submodules support. That said, I’ve also been on the bleed...

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2020

Using Magit Forge with Github Pull Requests

August 11, 2020 - 1 minute read

My git tool of choice is of course Magit. It has an extension called Forge that can interact with tools like GitHub or Gitlab. While this support is incomple...

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2019

Running Azure Insights Log Queries Locally

October 29, 2019 - 1 minute read

Application Insights is a tool to monitor your application running in Azure cloud. Custom queries to Application Insights logs are written in Kusto. You c...

Multiple Spring Properties with Lists

July 31, 2019 - 2 minute read

Say you have multiple configuration files you want to use to when starting the application. One with some general settings shared by multiple instances and o...

Using Ssh Agent in Windows and Emacs

April 25, 2019 - 1 minute read

The SSH Agent allows you to remember the password for a password protected SSH private key during your session. While Linux usually is able to handle this ra...

In A Slump Hunting The Flow

March 31, 2019 - 1 minute read

All experienced programmers have probably felt the flow: being completely immersed in the code. You have some feature completely laid out in your brain and y...

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2018

Dynamic Flow Control During Backpressure

November 27, 2018 - 6 minute read

Do you have some kind of streaming source of data in your application? Notifications? Tweets? Messages? What happens if that source starts to produce data fa...

My App Is Too Slow Now What

November 10, 2018 - 10 minute read

You don’t have to be a software engineer for long until you hit into performance issues. The database loads too slow. Calculating the route takes forever. Re...

The Madness That Is Programming

October 26, 2018 - 10 minute read

Everyone loves to lambaste the endless drudgery of the typical workday. Meetings, coworkers interrupting, inadequate equipment, Reddit.. It feels like the ti...

Writing A Tizen Watch Application With Angular 6

September 28, 2018 - 4 minute read

Time for some code obscura. I own a Samsung Gear S2 watch, which at this point is getting 3 years old. The newer models still use the same Tizen SDK, so anyt...

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