Oh no, I forgot my PGP private key's passphrase

Introduction After being quite disconnected from the technology world for months and pretty much limiting my interactions to my working schedule, I decided to go back into setting up my personal workstation with the minimal memory footprint and using as little privacy-invading technologies as possible. One step of this process…

Making POST requests work with Django tests

It is the second time at work that I spent some minutes wondering why I was not properly receiving POST arguments in a view when testing it from django. Let's have a little more context, imagine a very simple Django view where you want to print the value of a…

Sabbatical five months update

Wow time flies! Three months since the last review of my time spent during sabbatical have gone by. I thought it would be useful to take a whole afternoon to reflect on the steps I've taken and also think about the direction I want to take. Things I've done &…

How to choose your next tech side project

Introduction Besides the day-by-day work, I like to always have an ongoing side project to keep my skills sharp. These don't have to be necessarily useful or directly linked to my current job, but serve as a distraction to throw some spare hours into. Normally those projects have a bunch…

Sabbatical two months update

Overview Hello! It has been a long time since I last updated. I left my job and Belgium two months ago at the end of February to give myself some perspective and travel a bit. I've kept myself busy ever since. I wanted to create a small update to gather…

Year 2017 review and resolutions

Every time a new year passes by I feel a mix of two reactions: on one side, my first impression is always of a slight disappointment, as if I had not accomplished anything worth mentioning or hadn't made much more of a change compared to how I was when the…