How is Outlawing Fireworks Going to Save Us from COVID?

For those not in the know, the Dutch government has been very vocal about “trusting the population” during the entire COVID crisis. People should be smart about who they see, be smart about vacationing, be smart about distancing, about hoardingshopping, and smart about wearing PPE like masks. We’ve basically been a mini-Sweden just without all […]

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CacheRegistry – Improved Near-Real-Time Caching of Complex Object Graphs

So, for my GitLab project management tool, I Я Project Manager, I need access to a lot of GitLab artifacts. So many, really, that loading takes a good few seconds, which is maybe acceptable for a first load (I can slap up a progress bar with some “witty” progress messages), but not for intermediate page […]

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Gitlab for Project Managers

If you don’t find mathematical tuples XML/JSON/YAML/HTML a list of tasks with start/end dates graphical, I don’t know what to tell ya… Yet, people wil incessantly try and get me to update their Excels or (worse) ask me for one whenever I run a project. I dislike double representation because it is worse than double […]

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Forget Micro-services, It’s Time to Talk About Micro-applications

Micro-services is the buzzword-compliant way to talk about applications these days. That’s also ok. It’s not great, but it’s ok. Micro-services have two problems in my opinion: they are too small, and they are not small enough. To solve all your problems, even that weird one you are too shy to tell your doctor about, […]

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We All Made the Choice to Allow COVID to Spread – Worse, We Still Do

Three big mistakes lead to where we are today. The choices we, both colloquially as every individual but also we as our governments and the world as a whole, repeatedly make choices that let COVID remain. So, I’m not a epidemiologist nor I have any medical degree. That’s also not what I intend to talk […]

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