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Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde is a country made up of a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean of the Coast of Africa (NW).  Cabo Verde consists of 10 volcanic islands and has approximately 500,000 inhabitants, most of which is Creole. Official language is Portuguese but...

Snippet vault cli

Snippet vault cli

If you are anything like me, this is the tool for you. I can never remember terminal/command line interface (CLI) commands. Now a days more and more tools offer a CLI such as Node js, aws, git and many more. I had to find someway to help me. Many commands like the...

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura

The island's name is a compound word formed by the Spanish words for "strong" (fuerte) and "fortune" (ventura). Traditionally, Fuerteventura's name has been regarded as a reference to the strong winds around the island and the resulting danger to nautical adventurers....

The Cost of saying Yes

The Cost of saying Yes

Recently I got myself into an unhelpfully stressful situation at work. My team was doing really well, but the larger project was hitting some snags. I was approached by one of the people from the business side to see if my team could help out with a small website as...

LeetSpeak 2019

LeetSpeak 2019

LeetSpeak is a one day annual developer conference usually held in Malmö or Stockholm and is organised by tretton37  Each year usually has a theme and this year was about ethics in computing. "We want to talk about the life-giving power of software, and also make sure...

The Meeting Manifesto

The Meeting Manifesto

One of my biggest frustrations at work are meetings, as a developer I have always loathed these pointless time-wasting breaks in my working day and I have to say it has not got better now later in my career.

My loathing (and I think this goes for most people) of meetings is not in the concept of meetings and discussions, these are one of the most important aspect of our work. How else are you going to find out what it is we are expected to achieve. My issue is with the format of meeting.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

My first visit to Croatia was to the lovely city of Dubrovnik, which I have to admit I did not know much about. As I research the destination beforehand I was excited to find out that Dubrovnik’s old city was the main filming sites for Kings Landing from the epic...

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