My DIY proposal

You know how everyone wants their proposal to be special, thoughtful, original, and above all, wants to avoid being cliché? Well, I wanted all that. I also wanted it to be DIY and geeky. With all that in mind, and because my SO is such a Zelda fan, I decided …

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On letting go

I have been feeling more and more burdened in the recent months. It first wasn't clear to me why I was feeling that way: I'm in the most happy and fulfilling relationship I've ever been in, we just moved to a beautiful apartment we both fell in love with, I'm …

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Managing my infra like it's 2019

I recently realized that I was routinely managing thousands of servers and petabytes of data in my daily job, but was still managing my own personal infrastructure like I was living in 1999.

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With the advent of configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, and the like, it became easier …

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My no-knead bread recipe

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I've started baking again, and I think I'm really getting nice results. On top of it, they are reproducible! In that post, I'll walk you through my favorite recipe step-by-step.

I'm baking a 65% hydrated loaf using a no-knead technique, cooked in a cooking pot.

Ingredients

As the FWSY book …

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Allocating unbounded resources to a kubernetes pod

Note: this article assumes that the reader is familiar with Kubernetes and Linux cgroups.


When deploying a pod in a Kubernetes cluster, you normally have 2 choices when it comes to resources allotment:

  • defining CPU/memory resource requests and limits at the pod level
  • defining default CPU/memory requests and …

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On meritocracy, identity and context

Before reading

This is a deeply personal article, that hasn't been easy to write, especially with all the tension currently occurring in the tech industry, around inclusiveness, gender, code of conducts, etc. I've done my best to explain my thoughts on the matter, while being as respectful as possible. If …

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Solution to Advent of Code "Day 3: Spiral Memory"

After an unsuccessful attempt at learning Rust earlier this year (I mainly read through the documentation without applying it in any project), I recently started to tackle the 2017 edition of Advent of Code, in order to practice Rust for real.

The 3rd challenge, Spiral Memory is interesting because you …

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On working from home while remaining sane

Since I started working at Datadog, I've had the opportunity of working from home full-time (for the second time in my career). Although I consider this to be a real privilege, it comes with its own set of challenges that I'd like to pinpoint and address in light of my …

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The story of the 20°C cronjob

For the last month or so, the lifespan of my beloved Thinkpad X1 Carbon battery had been getting down the drains, from 5-6 hours to less than 3. Following @padenot's advice, I installed powertop and started investigating what was draining this good'ol battery of mine.

Looking at the powertop …

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Preparing the SRE interview

I recently interviewed for an SRE position. I spent a full week learning (or refreshing my memory) on the subjects and topics that could be covered in such an interview. I'll try and lay down the list of topics I covered and resources I used.

What is an SRE?

Having …

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