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Top level methods in Ruby

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How top level methods work in Ruby There are many quirks in the Ruby language which IMO show funny behaviours. Take the top level methods, for example – that is, methods defined outside of a class or module. There is something…

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Microsoft buys a chunk of Nokia. Surprise!

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We saw this coming, didn’t we? It was all planned, and well orchestrated; it’s been a good strategy: send someone to the other company, help it sink, then buy it at a discount price. It was all a con. I love conspiracies. The…

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Why I switched from Jekyll back to WordPress

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Back in 2011 I wrote a couple of posts -which became very popular- on why I had migrated from WordPress to Jekyll and on how to perform such migration in great detail; now I will explain why I switched from Jekyll back to…

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Transfer files through an intermediate server

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Sometimes I need to copy files from a remote server, but I can only access it through an intermediate server due to some restrictions, so here’s a couple of ways to transfer files through an intermediate server. The first…

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Percona Galera MySQL Cluster

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Why a MySQL cluster This post describes how to set up a Percona Galera MySQL Cluster with synchronous replication and load balancing. I have been using MySQL for many years as the RDBMS of choice for most applications; it does…

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L2TP IPSec VPN for private browsing

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Why an L2TP IPSec VPN I use VPNs all the time these days to access resources that I have restricted on the servers I manage. I also want to be able to watch live TV programs from various countries regardless of where I am; in…

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