The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
― Geer et al., 2003
Welcome to my blog where I write about software, technologies and my adventures related to and beyond those.
After visiting the Mozilla meetup, I decided to give the Firefox Developer Edition a spin. Pretty smooth sailing so far. However, there was one minor glitch and it wasn’t immediately obvious to me, how to fix it: I could not set the Developer Edition installation as my default browser in Gnome (with Gnome Shell on […]
This weekend, Futurice met in Helsinki for our annual #futucamp. What an excellent opportunity to improve the web of trust by having a Key Signing Party. Now it’s your turn: On your next company event or wherever you meet people, think about verifying identities and matching public keys. If you meet me anywhere (e.g. meetups […]
I am in the process of migrating services from properitary, closed solutions over to open and libre products. OwnCloud, SubSonic and iRedMail replaced Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Mail and Calendar, as well as Spotify (way smaller library admittedly). A remaining bummer was my reliance on Android with a significant amount of Google services. So I […]
I was struggling to get use Facebook React’s props in Reagent’s lifecycle hooks. Don’t worry if you are in the same boat, here comes the solution. My current way of doing this is to use reagent.core/props in the lifecycle hooks. Here is a small working example (based on my work on an application for polytopic […]
Do you think your company should leverage Big Data? Are you looking for Hadoop and Apache Storm engineers already? Did you evaluate cloud service to run distributed computations and your DevOps team enjoys some good trainings about how to manage those? That’s awesome! Well, as long as you actually need all that stuff: Yes, there […]
So far I blogged here only about failing at my first marathon. The lessons learned paid off in the end. Meanwhile I ran two official marathons: My debut in Dresden 2013 (03:55:16) and in 2014 I ran the Berlin marathon (03:55:13). Success is worth mentioning too, right? 😉 Both I was able to finish in […]
Who doesn’t know about having too many projects at hand? Guess I am not different, probably rather on the more excessive side of things here. Having finished my PhD and getting some personal issues sorted out, I feel having capacity and the drive to get my hands dirty again. Among the things I already started […]
Last year I failed miserably on running my first marathon. Severe pain from shin splints forced me to stop running completely while training for Berlin marathon 2012. I really tried to continue running but that was probably the worst thing to do. Finally I realized I had to take a break. I stopped running completely […]