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3D Printing

3D printing resources

This is just a list of links related to 3D printing, mainly here for my own reference, but pretty sure you might find something useful in…

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3D Printing

Fear of the warped bed

Voron printers are known for their heavy-duty bed plates, which use an 8mm thick (or more) MIC-6 cast aluminum plate instead of a thin piece…

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Security,  Opinions

Software security is a culture not a calendar event

As technology continues to evolve, the importance of security in software and infrastructure becomes more and more critical. However, many…

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Technology,  AI

In the Era of ChatGPT and friends

AI technology is advancing rapidly and changing many aspects of our lives, including the way we communicate and write. One of the most…

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Javascript,  Code

Managing Collections in Javascript

In many JavaScript applications, it’s common to have models that contain collections of other objects. For example, a user profile might…

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Code,  Firebase

Writing a Firebase function to modify user claims

Hey there, long time no see! Have you ever wanted to give certain users in your Firebase project special privileges, like being able to…

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Tips,  Tools

Batch resize pictures on Mac using Preview

Resizing images can be a tedious task, especially if you have a large batch of them. But with the help of Preview on Mac, it’s a breeze…

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3D Printing,  Hobbies

Building my own 3D printer

I have always been fascinated by the concept of creating something out of “nothing”. That is one of the reasons that led me to become a…

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Lifehacks,  Tips

I just discovered the best laptop sticker residue remover

I really like laptop stickers. They make our boring work laptops seem a bit more jolly, so I stick a ton of them on the back of my macbook…

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Performance,  Code

Measure real world web performance

Every developer at some point gets a task to make something faster. You might hear: Some of our users complain that this part of app feels…

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Source

Github Source

Where to find this project on GitHub.

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Tools,  Tips

Git rerere to the rererescue

When working on a feature branch you are sometimes isolated by all the fun that happens on the develop and master branches. You are…

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Code

NodeJS async/await with retry

Some time ago I wrote a microservice in plain es5 javascript running on node 4.x I recently wanted to make some changes to the service and…

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Ionic,  Code

Using environment config in Ionic2

After you finish building your app and you are ready to deploy to the App Stores you will realize that you need to use specific variables…

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Ionic,  Code,  Testing

Testing Ionic presentables

I frequently come across the question of how we can test a presentable in Ionic. A presentable is component that is presented in a separate…

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Code

Adding type safety to Immutable.js with Typescript string literals and keyof

Using immutable data structures is all the rage and for a good reason. After having used immutables in some large projects I can personally…

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Code,  Testing

Testing RxJS5 async methods in Angular2

For some time now I am struggling to find a way to test RxJS code that uses functions with time in them. Let’s look at an example of what we…

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Opinions

What's wrong with StackOverflow

I have been a StackOverflow member for over 6 years now and as most developers nowadays, visit it a few times a day looking for possible…

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Tips,  Tools

Removing remote and local git tags

When I first set up a teamcity build server I thought it would be a good idea to tag my git commits with the build number that teamcity…

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Bash

Updating Cordova config.xml version using npm version

I like using npm scripts to do all my build and maintenance tasks. They are clear and can be reasoned with. I also like using the tooling…

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Tools

NVM is hands down the best way to install nodejs

With NodeJS rapidly releasing newer version since the node community got back on its feet, it is now necessary to have an easy way to…

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Tools,  Security,  Tips

Removing sensitive data from github

Today I accidentally pushed a commit containing an API key to github. It wasn’t an important API key, but could be. Reverting the commit…

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Ionic

Ionic2 VirtualScroll custom component workaround

Simply put virtual scroll is a performance related technique to have a scrollable list of a vast amounts of records that does not impact…

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Blogging

Adding highlight.js to Ghost

Markdown has an out of the box code formatting syntax using the single or triple ` symbol but it does not feature any syntax highlighting or…

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Tools,  Docker

Teamcity agent as Docker container

Updating teamcity agents with external project dependencies (e.g. gulp cli or nodejs version) can be a pain, especially if you have many…

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Tips,  Tools

Listing global npm installed packages

Now that yarn is all the hype, I am guessing a lot of people would want to reinstall their global packages using yarn. In order to find the…

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Tips,  Docker,  Blogging

Running Ghost inside docker behind nginx

##Let’s get us some segregation So you want to run Ghost inside docker so you don’t have to mess around with your perfectly running server…

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Docker

Welcome to Ghost

##Getting Started… again After such a long time that I have completely abandoned by blog, I decided I needed a fresh start, something to…

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Code

Waiting for progress

When an application has many time-consuming processes then a progressbar in the central form is necessary, so that there are not 20…

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Web Design,  CSS

Practical CSS3 tables with rounded corners - RedTeamDesign

Searching as always for something unrelated, I came across an article by red-team-design.com that shows a great way to create beautiful HTML…

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Tools

A picture is a thousand words. GreenShot

As a developer, taking screenshots has been a recurrent need for me. Whether it’s to demonstrate something to a colleague, include it in a…

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Online Shopping

Annoying online salesrobot

Going shopping on a Saturday morning, even though we don’t feel like it, can be a common occurrence. We open our closet and realize that…

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Blogging,  Personal

Breaking promises...and asking santa for internet access.

OK, I admit it… once again, I created a blog, wrote 2 posts, and left it for 6+ months! But today, times have changed, and I remembered its…

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Tips

Google Apps forwarding

If you’ve signed up for Google Apps, it may not be immediately apparent if email forwarders are supported; fortunately for everyone, they…

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Blogging

Android blogging

I just installed the WordPress application on my Android phone so that I can always have the blog with me, even if I become dedicated this…

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.Net

Entity Framework Proxy GetType() mess

Working with the Entity Framework of .NET and having implemented a Repository Pattern with generics, I found myself in the position of…

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Blogging

Hello world

👋 The default blog post I just installed…Hello World! I thought for a moment to delete it and start writing my own posts, but what more…