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runif

Idempotent and minimal python 3 library for rapid scripting. Provide support for creating file, adding data to them, patching and so on. Why? (Ba)sh scripting is very easy to setup. So we end up using it all the time for simple procedural script. Sometimes is it useful to have idempotent script, like Ansible and Saltstack …

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Pi-Hole: per la privacy a casa

Se vi dicessi che il 20% delle comunicazioni che il vostro smartphone attua per consentirvi di usare Whatupp o leggere il giornale è verso i server pubblicitari di google, facebook, amazon, come reagireste? Questo è un articolo divulgativo su uno strumento che è possibile installarsi a casa propria, per proteggere la propria rete Internet dalla …

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Detecting Agile bullshit

The department of defense, has published a nice document to “detect” agile bullshit. The document is called DIB_DETECTING_AGILE_BS_2018.10.05 and was published on October 2018. We saved a copy on our site, because we think it is very very interesting…

Exploring a 23 years old code base: LambdaMoo MUD Part 2

In this second article I will continue my jorney on LambdaMoo code base. The C code is very well written. Sometimes the API abuse global variable to avoid passing around identifier like output database file descriptor or the like. Because a lot of the system has been written in the Moo language, the core is …

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Exploring a 23 years old code base: LambdaMoo MUD Part 1

On these days my greek daemon (the one which talk to me about deep nerd programming) was interested on LambdaMoo. LambdaMoo is an Object Oriented Multi User Dungeon born back in 1995. A MUD was a text based system you log in, talk with other, create adventures and so on. LambdaMoo has a script language …

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Vjdbc

Vjdbc is a remote access for JDBC-Datasources developed more then ten years ago (last news are from 2007, with last comit from 2013. The project was migrated to Maven 3, but the code base is very old. I decided to give it a try, spin a github repository and started working on it, because you …

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Oracle SQL Developer Keep Alive plugin

On some environment, on some customers, Oracle connections are drop after some idle time (i.e. 2 minutes). I have found a small plugin for Sql Developer to solve this issue: it is very handy and logs its usage. Code is also very clean https://github.com/scristalli/sql-developer-keepalive 16 forks. 97 stars. 2 open issues. Recent commits: Update README.md, GitHub …

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La mia esperienza nell’open source

Nel 2011,  per studiare node js creai un progetto chiamato OrgModeParser. Org Mode è un package per l’editor Emacs, ed è pensato per tenere note strutturate, pianificare progetti con una schedulazione, mantenere una lista di cose da fare e generare poi documenti word o html da tali file in modo piuttosto efficace. Il package è …

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AngularJS alterantive: Micro JavaScript framework on the 2017

AngularJS is indeed a good framework, but if you lose some grip on it (i.e. you go in vacation for 2 weeks), it is very complex to re-grasp. Also I have seen junior JavaScript developer confused my $scope use. JavaScript on client side has damned destiny: it is too easy to develop a framework from …

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