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How to find good opportunities

2022-06-26

In my current job, I occasionally mentor people and one of the questions I often get is: “How do you find good opportunities?”

By which people mean cool technologies to explore, great projects to be part of, opportunities to talk at conferences, great companies to join, interesting people to meet …

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LanguageTool

2022-06-18 Linkpost

When writing my post on renovations, while mentioning automatic link checking and automatic HTML checking, I thought to myself: “Hey, how about automatic spell-checking?”. After all, OSes, word processors, etc. come with some built in spell checking.

Some research pointed me at LanguageTool. It’s free for basic use, open …

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Deprecating Feedburner

2022-06-17

When I started blogging in the early 2000s, RSS emerged as an open standard for spreading the news. New post? Blam, everybody interested got a notification in their favorite newsreader.

Back then, building a proper RSS feed was more of an art than an exact science: Crafting proper XML while …

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Blog renovations (again)

2022-06-16

A long time ago (2017), I wrote about modernizing my blog’s infrastructure.

Guess, what: Time to modernize again!

Back then, I migrated from Drupal to a self-written, Jekyll-inspired static site generator written in Python (my current language of choice for most projects). I spent the majority of the time …

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Welcome Back!

2017-10-10

A lot has happened since I changed my job more than 5 years ago.

I learned new stuff, met a lot of customers, blogged and podcasted (though on other platforms), and I didn’t get to give this blog much care.

Until my old hoster told me that they’re …

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Street signs: Business as usual or the cloud?

Get Ready to Change Your Job

2012-04-25
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. (Marcus Aurelius)

If you have a job in IT (and who among my readers hasn’t?), then it is going to fundamentally change soon.

Why?

In my own job, I see the full spectrum from where IT innovation …

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How to Avoid Your Next 12-Month Science Project

2012-04-10 Obsolete

While most customers immediately understand how the magic of Oracle’s Hybrid Columnar Compression, intelligent storage servers and flash memory make Exadata uniquely powerful against home-grown database systems, some people think that Exalogic is nothing more than a bunch of x86 servers, a storage appliance and an InfiniBand (IB) network …

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