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Uncovering some of the merits of text-based diagrams

Estimated read time: 11 minutes

Every once in a short while, new digital technology comes out to iterate on existing products. Software targeting technical design (e.g., flowcharts) is no exception. Yet, there is still room to enjoy older tools that work simply… and simply work!


Building the next Facebook in a couple of weeks (as a humble experiment)

Estimated read time: 27 minutes

To spice things up, I am posting a reformatted version of the report I wrote for a web development assignment done during the last year of a computer science degree at the undergraduate level. Facebook should remain a dominant social media platform for a little while longer…


A retrospective on creating an impractical little tool just for fun

Estimated read time: 11 minutes

Sometimes, spending hundreds of hours on something that could easily have been achieved in a fraction of the time makes for a rewarding journey! While it’s important to be selective about where our attention goes in the first place, it matters equally to realize when the end of the rope is in sight so we can jump off the boat with good enough timing…


What it took to propel a career in tech in five years

Estimated read time: 5 minutes

Learning is an eternal path. I have been sharing my own adventure primarily for the following practical reasons: to help me remember what I have been working on technology-wise and to help me practice a technique known as spaced repetition. This has been a summary to motivate myself to keep on track, to practice consistent self-reflection and to be reminded as often as possible to stay a bit more humble. In the process, I hope you may found some inspiration too.


Git the gist of it: common commands for a working workflow

Estimated read time: 30 minutes

Git is such a fascinating piece of software. It is not the only distributed version control system out there, but it is certainly ubiquitous in that category and has become a tool that must be mastered by any software developer in the modern era.

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