Git introduction for Les Bricodeurs

You probably don’t know it, but I regularly participate in events organized by Les Bricodeurs in Lyon. The goal of the association is to provide an introduction to different tools, technologies and processes to learners, focusing on a hands on experience through workshops. A year ago I gave a workshop on Git but completely forgot to put slides onlie. It is now done, you can find them here.

April 14, 2020 · Martin Goyot

Trust your bluetooth mouse on Linux

I recently acquired a Logitech bluetooth mouse and, although I was enjoying it a lot as always with Logitech, I was quite disappointed that I had to pair it again with my computer everytime it went to sleep or I would reboot it. So, after a small time of frustration, I decided to take a look on what was really going on, because the bluetooth keyboard was working like a charm, surviving reboots and so on....

January 16, 2019 · Martin Goyot

Borg backup, deduplicate them all

I’m probably very very very late to the party as Borg is actually a fork of Attic, but I just discovered this backup tool randomly on the Internet and I have to say, I’m in love with it! It’s very simple simple to use, yet very powerful all thanks to the deduplication. So what is this deduplication? Here is what Borg says about it: Deduplication based on content-defined chunking is used to reduce the number of bytes stored: each file is split into a number of variable length chunks and only chunks that have never been seen before are added to the repository....

April 14, 2018 · Martin Goyot

The Internet Of Things Is Going To Destroy Us All

IoT has always been a very interesting subject to me as I’d love to work on a project on this thematic but most of the time I’m really not convinced by the connected devices I see out there. I’m a strong advocate of offline first when it comes to those appliances; In my opinion Internet or not, you should be able to use it as if it was the basic object, it should never fail you just because there is a bug in the software or your Internet has broken down....

January 8, 2018 · Martin Goyot

Add a Play module from your own Nexus Repository

Those days I’m mainly working with the Play! Framework for Java. We are in a microservices setup and thus we end up having some common code between the different services. We decided to make Play Modules that we would import in the different projects. Creating the Module In order to do so, we created a project with a few utility classes that we published using SBT and our own Nexus respository....

September 18, 2017 · Martin Goyot

The Blog is dead, Long live the Blog!

As of 19/03/2021 I decided to unpublish the old blog as it was behind plain HTTP, using Disqus and so on.

September 17, 2017 · Martin Goyot