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Watched: Arrival

Arrival is a different Alien coming to Earth movie and it was probably one of the best ones I’ve seen so far, along District 9. It’s a thriller and not a horror film and the main plot revolves a lot around how to establish a meaningful channel of communication with the foreign visitors, which is exactly what makes this movie so interesting.

For everybody who’s just a bit into languages, the movie will be interesting. It’s bundled with some very high grade cinematography and very pleasant to watch.

International politics and trigger happy military leaders play an important role in the movie too and how the world in general would react to such a powerful threat.

I really liked it, give it a watch, even though you usually aren’t into Aliens.

Watched: Hidden Figures

I recently watched Hidden Figures. It’s a great movie that shows how broken the world was 60 years ago and how wrong racism still is today.

It reminded me a lot of the Imitation Game or Mona Lisa Smile in the way that it takes a painful sting at injustice.

The movie is very powerful and makes your blood boil and to see the struggle of both women and especially women of colour, both through very direct humiliation and through passive aggressive behaviour.

Even though it’s a slow drama, the dialogues and characters make it shine. Go watch it!

Watched: Wonder Woman

I watched Wonder Woman and even though it’s kinda predictable action and Hollywood stuff, it was a pretty good!

Obviously there was a lot of hype around the movie and the fact that it had a female protagonist, that’s not why you should watch the movie though. It’s important that the film exists because it culturally teaches girls that super heroines are a thing!

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What has been your best career choice so far?

I’m really curios, what was your best life choice career wise so far? I think I know what mine was, but I really want to know what yours is before publishing it.

Was it when you decided to go work for a specific company?

Did you learn a specific skill that helped you go where you are now the most?

Did you start a side project or business that took over and you could quit your day job?

Did you decide to switch industries at some point?

Did you adopt some kind of mindset that helped you get really far?

My own path has been kind of crooked, but full of cool surprises. I can’t wait to read your story in the comments and I’ll be sure to respond to each and every one!

Review: Problogger

I just finished reading Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett After my many years of blogging I still believe that blogging is very beneficial to my life and the indie publishing culture very good for society. When all platforms milk us dry or kick us out, blogs will prevail.

I must say it wasn’t bad and everything that is not related to technology (except WordPress and email newsletters) is still very valuable even if it was written about a decade ago.

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Concatenating / Merging .csv on the Linux or Mac OS Terminal

For data analysis .csv files with houndreds of thousands of data sets still play a role. You might think:

Hey, why worry about .csv, that’s an ancient format, nobody uses that!

Think again! CSV files, comma separated values (that also can be separated by tabs or kind of any character you want, but never mind that) are still used a lot on in data analysis as a raw input format.

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Taking Full Page Screenshots with Headless Chrome

A returning subject on this blog, how to automate device screenshots with Node.js and Chrome. This post will cover installation and running the script on either Mac OS or Linux. If you’re brave, you can use Windows too 😉

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Music Monday: Lily Allen

Lily Allen is an amazing pop artist that punches holes in societies chest when it comes to hipocrisy about gender roles, drug use, consumerism, taboos of sex life and a bunch of other important topics.

I’m simply in love with how nice and happy all her songs sound and how depressive the themes are when you pay attention to them.

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WebDesign: Scaling Images for the Viewport / Screen

When images are the content that drives your site and you want to display them as big as possible for your users, make sure to scale them appropriately. A lot of sites have images as THE content, like photography blogs or fashion and lifestyle blogs.

What I usually enjoy most is when a site doesn’t tell me how to view the images, but just makes use of the scroll in the browser, just have them in a long column. The challenge with that is that you need to scale images differently when viewed on a vertical device such as a tablet or smart phone.

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