WHOIS

I got myself a brand new domain! As I play with it, expect documentation to be added. How to query the WHOIS for the domain? ...

February 4, 2024 · 86 words · Thiago Perrotta

Anki: custom language card

The more time you spent playing with Anki, the more opinionated you become. Upon reading Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner, I got an itch to create my own Anki note template for learning languages. ...

February 3, 2024 · 432 words · Thiago Perrotta

★ Integrating terraform with ansible

This post is a follow-up of Terraforming a Linode: hello world. In a future post, we will continue from here by using Ansible to install and set up Miniflux in our new Linode. Before we extensively use Ansible to configure our VPS instance, first let’s set up a basic integration between Terraform and Ansible. ...

February 1, 2024 · 684 words · Thiago Perrotta

Jumblie

Wordle made a splash during the pandemic. By now people became quite accostumed to it, and maybe even bored somewhat. ...

February 1, 2024 · 35 words · Thiago Perrotta

Hugo: rename a tag

This blog is rendered by the means of a static site generator (SSG) called Hugo. Each blog post has a set of one or more tags associated to it. The more posts I create, the more consolidated the tags become. Sometimes I need to rename tags after-the-fact to better reflect the underlying posts they represent. ...

January 29, 2024 · 424 words · Thiago Perrotta

Anki: find all notes with an empty field

Gabriel Wyner recommends, in its Fluent Forever book, that each Anki note (card) has at least one image associated to it. This is intended to improve overall retention. ...

January 29, 2024 · 152 words · Thiago Perrotta

sd-world: perform a full system upgrade

Whenever I want to upgrade any one of my systems, I run sd-world. ...

January 28, 2024 · 628 words · Thiago Perrotta

★ (Google) Chrome for Testing: reliable downloads for browser automation

Let’s discuss the raison d’etre of Google Chrome for Testing, a project I was the Tech Lead of during my tenure on the Chrome Tooling / Browser Automation team at Google. ...

January 25, 2024 · 1238 words · Thiago Perrotta

★ Terraforming a Linode: hello world

I host my own Miniflux instance, which happens to be my favorite RSS reader. Currently it is hosted on Linode (Akamai Cloud) running Alpine Linux. My current setup was performed manually. I was thinking that, for fun, it would be cool to fully automate it under the principles of IaC. ...

January 23, 2024 · 884 words · Thiago Perrotta

The fundamental right to paste

Some websites attempt to prevent users from pasting text (i.e. Ctrl+V / Cmd+V) in web browsers. It serves no purpose in most cases other than hindering accessibility and increasing annoyance for users. ...

January 22, 2024 · 244 words · Thiago Perrotta