Measure speed with Paul Garnier #vintage #chronograph

In the old times when smartphones and smart watches we’re not invented yet people had to rely on beautiful machines to aid them in making quick computations that are not ready and natural to do. I am fascinated by watches from the same reason I like modern technology. It enhances humans, making them better, gives… Read More »


AP-AC-Pro with #Unifi as a taxi monitoring tool

It is always fun to find new usage to UBNT devices. I just discovered that my UniFi AP-AC-Pro is a powerful monitoring tool for the Wi-FI enabled taxis. In a city that considers itself as one of the “Silicon Valleys” of Eastern Europe Internet is a must. Obviously in such an environment having a Hot-Spot… Read More »

Disable core dump generation on #Linux

Generation of core dumps that result in freezing the Linux system is another common issue in the new Linux kernels discussed on many forum threads. Same as the bug of kswapd0 discussed here Kswapd0 going haywire this can become very annoying. It seems that lately someone tries to add developer features turned on by default… Read More »

Banking 2.0 or the online revolution #Revolut

The rise of alternative banking is starting to get in the mainstream. Just 10 years ago there was a limited number of banks who offered the possibility to connect to your account online and get electronic statements. Now we see pressure to get the consumer closer and closer to the bank operations and make it… Read More »

Perfect use case for #Bitcoin and #QR codes found

We all know the fact that Bitcoin can be used to make anonymous and untraceable (up to a point) electronic payments. The QR code representation of a Bitcoin address makes it easier to send funds to someone (see also the donation QR code of this blog). Printed QR codes that cannot be altered without the… Read More »

#Apache #Kafka solutions going mainstream

I like when solutions you are excited about and are first seen as “experimental” start to go mainstream. This happened with containers (Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes etc.) which are now the hottest topic in DevOps right now. The same is happening now for Apache Kafka which was adopted by no other than “Goldman Sachs” for their… Read More »