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So I built a smart mirror using Elixir
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2020-11-13

A couple of years ago I heard about this thing called a “Smart Mirror”. Lots of geeks online were building those by putting a PC monitor in a frame, setting up MagicMirror on a Pi, and voilà. I found the project interesting but my lack of “money” kept me back. Now I don’t have that much more money, but I do have a monitor that I won’t be using anymore, a Raspberry Pi, and a father that is used to woodworking. So I sketched something to have an idea of what I really wanted. I drew the overall shape of...

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The best coding experience I've ever had
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2019-05-28

I can’t really tell in which mood I am. To be honest it’s like being in trance for the last 3 days. I woke up wanting to code on my project, I ate thinking about how I want things to be and I fell asleep reasoning on how I will implement my features the next day. I never felt this way about developing apps and I think I finally discovered why. I’m using great tools. At the office, I was selected to kickstart our new product that uses text messages. Fair enough, I never did this before but with the...

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Yay! I have a blog!
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2019-04-24

Ah, finally. I wanted to start a blog for a year. I tried a lot of things. And I wasn’t completely sure what I wanted in the end. I knew I wanted a website where I can show off things and have my own personal website. As a developer, I also wanted to write some code and not use an all-in-one setup. I tried Medium, which I love for reading posts. The editor is pretty interesting, pretty neat and slick. It doesn’t have a bunch load of undesired features that bloats the interface. But the fact that the posts are...

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