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I recently found myself needing to restore data from a backup of an ecryptfs-encrypted Ubuntu home partition. This didn’t go as smoothly as when testing backup restoration (in part because ecryptfs has since fallen out of favor, replaced by LUKS), … Continue reading
Mozilla’s Popcorn.js enables developers to manipulate content in relation to a video: display/hide elements, manipulate a timeline, or simply execute arbitrary code. The advantage this technique has over simply timing the triggered events, is that it is fully synchornized with … Continue reading
Plenty has been written on the merits of BDD, TDD, and friends. However, I’ll address them from a different angle: in previous posts, I argued that programming languages were remarkably similar to natural languages, and a later post suggested you … Continue reading
In the previous post, I covered how I consider programming languages to be similar to (foreign) natural languages, and how one can go about learning the basics. We’ll now move on to how a coder can build on this initial … Continue reading
Over on Slashdot, a discussion on programming prompted me to organize various thoughts I’ve had on programming. Having acquired several languages as a child (i.e. effortlessly) and going on to learn other languages (both natural and programming languages) as a … Continue reading
This post will be my attempt at describing how I keep on pushing myself to improve my skills and go beyond performance plateaus, despite struggling with impostor syndrome.