Chromecast, first steps

A friend of mine gave me a Chromecast for my birthday, and I gotta say I found it very nice and full of possibilities. Plenty of Android apps are prepared for streaming to chromecast and there are a few games that proves the potential of the platform too. I've used the apps from rtve and atresplayer with success (spanish tv), and I am able to stream my own videos with a great quality with videostream (I have the premium account)
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i3, the tiling window manager

This year I've been in a journey to be more comfortable with my window manager/desktop, dwm served me well for a long time, but I needed more flexibility and ease of configuration. My journey came to an end for now, with i3, a tiling window manager with a very good documentation and very similar to dwm functionality-wise. For the status bar I am using py3status, which is a Python library for i3 that works. The code could be better,
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Using Cyberghost VPN on ArchLinux

Last week I started using a VPN, You can read in this lifehacker article on why you could use one. I started using it for two reasons: Ciphered and tunneled communications Geolocated video For me It's more a matter of security and freedom too, the other reasons are secondary. I use Cyberghost, but you can see in this extense article which one to choose if you're interested. I chose Cyberghost because they are in Europe (Romania), because they don't keep
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Elementary OS, thoughts

Two months ago I left my beloved window tiling manager dwm and gave an entire new system a try, Elementary OS. Elementary OS is a beautiful and minimalistic OS based on Ubuntu, with a neat integration between apps. I've been using DWM for about three years and I am very happy about it, but It comes a time when you just want a smooth integration of the environment and not just using the terminal, which I still use 90% of
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My two weeks using Atom

I've been using the Atom editor for a couple of weeks, to give it a try. I found it appealing, but not yet for the every day use. Here is why. The biggest problem I have are the bugs on vim-mode or related to it, you won't be able to use ci} motions/modificators and I ended up using bct}, but still, you miss those very common commands. Those are bugs regarding atom-keymap on GNU/Linux I helped debug two
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Hosting private git repositories in a Raspberry PI

I am aware there are nice options to host even for free your private Git repositories (Bitbucket is the nicest example in my opinion), but I really wanted to self-host my private projects, so I looked into that. I was one of the early adopters of Raspberry PI(I even got a free T-shirt! :-)), I tried several ideas for that 256MB ARM computer, but most of them needed more power or more memory, so finally I ended up installing
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Github issues to Slack with Fabric

At selltag we are using Fabric for deploying, we started using Capifony, but it gave us some problems (not returning prompt when necessary input among other things), so we switched to Fabric and now It's working flawlessly. We use Github for development. During iterations when issues are reviewed and are ready to be deployed, we add the tag deploy to them, so we know what's gonna be deployed for that iteration. We need to have good issue descriptions so non-technical
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Land of (e)lisp

Some weeks ago I started using emacs. That made me curious about emacs lisp, so I could improve my configuration modifying others plugins or just creating my own, so I started learning Lisp with the Land of Lisp book. Very nice and easy to read book! You develop a text videogame while you immerse in the interesting world of Lisp. Learning Lisp and starting with functional programming has been a bit of a breakthrough for me, I now see more
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New Selltag redesign

Last week we released the work we've been doing for two months on Selltag. This new release is quite different from the previous ones, we have refactored a huge amount of buggy code into something more manageable, A big simplification of our previous codebase was more than necessary. The technology backend is still inherited from the last version of Selltag, PHP and Symfony 2, which I like less than other stacks, but It gets things done anyway. In this new
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