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Coming Back

Oct 18, 2020 -

It’s been a (very) long while since I posted something here, and it’s not for lack of ideas. The reality is that time is always the most precious commodity, and, for some reason, other things always end up taking priority.

A personal rant on Security and Privacy

Nov 27, 2018 -

You may have noticed an increasing trend of news articles about breaches of privacy, confidential data being leaked, and abuse of privacy regulations. We are used to big companies being hacked, leaking private data, and their ineptitude in handling these privacy incidents. You probably remember the Equifax data breach in 2017, or more recently, in Singapore, SingHealth (Singapore’s biggest network of healthcare facilities). The trend started with non-technology companies, but is spreading fast, and has begun to affect the FAANGs: Facebook (and its subsidiary Instagram), Google, Amazon. Apple is still holding for the moment. This list only covers the most hyped cases of the past few weeks.

Why We Use Elixir

Sep 04, 2018 - As CTO at TSC, this is one of the questions I am asked most often: Why choose niche technologies such as Elixir and Phoenix, rather than using something more mainstream like Java, Ruby, or Python? The answer encompasses both the type of people I want on my team and the sheer advantages of the technology for TSC's specific use cases.

New Website Online

Jun 09, 2018 - As already said last week, I decided to migrate OSOMac to a new architecture. Over last weekend I had some time on my hands, and I started. The migration went smoothly, and as far as I can see, most things _should_ work.

Future of OSOMac

Jun 03, 2018 - I have not updated anything on this site in a very long while. Partly because I do not have the time to maintain my applications, partly because the misalignment between the site and my current situation creates a lot of friction.