Writing Is Hard

Writing is Hard. Wow. It’s the most underrated skill ever. Something that I consider highly desirable, yet so hard to attain! Technical writers are the bassists of the software world. People don’t give them the due credit, and yet it’s super easy to realize something is missing as soon as someone pulls the plug on them. Suddenly things aren’t sounding nice as they were supposed to sound. My eternal struggle is to be able to achieve consistency in writing, and here I am again fiddling with my blog tooling……

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getting started with Hyper-V

Don’t get me wrong, I love Linux. It’s the perfect environment for development. The problem is having to deal with hardware support on bleeding-edge hardware. When Apple decides to release a MacBook 13” with 32GB of RAM and a decent GPU, without leaving you bankrupt, I might reconsider it, but for now, I feel like it’s not worth it. I’ve got tired. Then Microsoft started investing heavily on open-source, started doing a lot of right things (and a lot of wrongs too, but let’s hold it for now).…

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my coffee setup

Before moving to the US, I’ve passed all my coffee gear to a very dear friend. After some research, I’ve settled on: coffee gear Kalita Wave is my new dripper - While I still love my Hario V60, the Kalita is way more forgiving and yields me better extraction overall. Bonavita Stovetop Kettle helps me to do a slow but steady stream - I kinda regret not getting an electric kettle, but I’m happy with it Porlex Stainless Steel Grinder for getting a decent grind without going bankrupt with a bigger electric ceramic conical burr grinder.…

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isolating linux environments

One of the most annoying things I’ve had using the same machine for work and personal purposes is how the environments can get mixed up. Someone sends you a link on the corporate slack, you click the link and BOOM - it appears on the personal Google Chrome instance - which means I have to focus on the right Chrome window, then click the link so it goes to the proper browser.…

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back to debian

When I’ve got that Thinkpad T460, the only distro that would make this skylake machine to be able to boot was the good old Arch Linux. Bleeding-edge kernel, constant updates, and a situation where in one way or another I would be stressing over kernel updates, wondering if that new version would improve things or just stop the machine from booting. Time has passed, Skylake support on Linux improved significantly and I’ve started to feel that moving to a distro that was a little less bleeding edge wouldn’t hurt at all.…

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pressure cooker lamb roast

In my family there was a completely irrational but general fear about cooking lamb and goat meat. If you don’t do it properly, it’s going to smell and taste bad! This was enough for me to be scared of doing it and avoiding, even if it was one of my favorite dishes. **Irrational** fear that I’ve had to get rid of. Moving abroad gives you a lot of room for experimenting with new stuff, so I’ve dived into it, and it was totally worth it!…

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a new beginning

Usually, striking items from your bucket list is pretty simple, but this time it was completely different. Moving abroad was a dream of mine since I was very young and at the same time something that looked like almost impossible to happen. And here I am, with my family, almost wrapping up our first week living in the USA. Moving abroad is overwhelming as shit I’m pretty sure to say that I completely underestimated the effort!…

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the astonishing review

I’ve been enjoying Dream Theater’s last release entitled The Astonishing since its release, this late January. After listening to it at least 20 times, I can say for sure that this is one of my all-time favorite Dream Theater albums. The combination of a cohesive story, with kick-ass orchestration and chorus, really resonates with me. Being brutally honest, I’m pretty sure a lot of hardcore DT fans are going to hate this album, labeling it as “two hours of rock ballads”.…

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new challenge ahead

After more than 3 years helping the AeroGear project, I felt it was time for me to move on. One of the great things about working for Red Hat is that the probability of finding something interesting inside the company for you to do is ultra high, and it wasn’t different for me. After doing a quick search at the job portal out of boredom, a position jumped on my eyes.…

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QCon Rio 2014 - JVM inception

Yesterday I’ve had the honor to present at QCon Rio. Thanks to all who tried to survive the post-lunch drowsiness of a crazy guy wearing a johnny-five tee and talking compiler stuff :P During the talk I’ve dropped some book references: Engineering a Compiler, Second Edition: This is the proper replacement for the “Dragon Book” Oracle JRockit: The Definitive Guide: This is the most comprehensive piece about all JVM craziness you’ll ever find - and don’t be put off by the title, it’s way more JVM in general than JRockit-specific.…

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