Recent Posts

  • January 21, 2023 – year-in-review

    2022 In Review

    I left my country for the first time, bought a bunch of guitar gear, wrote Ruby and learned Italian. All of this, but with charts and pictures.

  • January 29, 2022 – year-in-review

    2021 In Review

    From resurrecting this blog to contributing to Ruby itself, 2021 was a year of challenges and surprises.

  • August 31, 2021 – quick-tip , refactoring

    How Spaces Can Improve Your Code

    Writing code is similar to writing an essay: it consists of many small parts that interact. One big giant blob of words is hard — and tedious — to read. To address this, we use paragraphs. The same technique can benefit our code. Here’s how.

  • July 22, 2021 – refactoring

    Kitchen Sink

    Imagine you drink a glass of water and go to the kitchen sink to wash it. When you get there, there’s a HUGE pile of dirty dishes in the sink. To wash your glass, you would have to clean all the mess before. You look around… no one’s watching. You carefully put the glass in the sink’s corner and sneak out. You walk away thinking “How things got this way?”. The ironic answer comes to your mind: one glass a day.