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Building an audiophile station with a Raspberry Pi

I had some free time in the holidays and I wanted to replace my really shady way to stream Spotify into my nice bookshelf speakers. I use them mostly for my vinyl player, but I also want to have decent Spotify and a way to listen to some lossless media I own. My goal was not to spend too much money (roughly around \$100), and had to be DYI, for fun.

Giappone

Un piccolo post con i miei posti favoriti in Giappone.

Montréal

I’ve been a few times to Montréal and I love this city. It is super walkable, has so many interesting spots and very active life even in the dead of winter. Anyway, this is a random list of places that I like in the city, in no particular order. Note that it is highly recommended that you make reservations to the restaurants, most of them are rather difficult to go to without one.

Instant Pot kale stew recipe

Here’s a little recipe of something I cooked last night on an improvisation. I’m sure it’s a known recipe somewhere, but I liked it so much I wanted to write it down. Let me know if you make it and what you think.

Summer 2018 in Italy

I spent 6 weeks in Italy between June and July 2018. I just had quit my job and spent most of the time in a tiny village in Tuscany. My main goal was to work on some italian inheritage paperwork, and that had many limitations. The main limitation was that I couldn’t travel much during the week, so I mostly had half of Saturday and Sunday to travel. Given that the italian train system is amazing, I was still able to visit many incredible places, just by train.

A thank you note to Software development

It has been really hard to be happy with my own career lately. From feelings of burnout, imposter syndrome and inadequacy to the utter failure of technology and technocrats to our society, I sometimes think of quitting my career, wanting everything to burn down and bake bread full time instead. I started writing this at 4am with insomnia probably due to anxiety. Insert this is fine emoji here. However, I have to remind myself of how lucky I am for how software development helped me, along with all the privileges I enjoyed throughout my life, to go places, get good jobs and see the world.

My operating principles

This is a list of operating principles I try to follow on my day-to-day as an Individual Contributor and as a Software Engineer. I have been following them during my career, but never encoded them anywhere. Writing them down is my attempt to remind myself of their existence and check in often, and hopefully, help others. These ideas are not original but come from my experiences with peers and excellent managers I have had in the past.

Discurso intencional

Tento alcançar um balanço líquido positivo em todas as minhas interações. É impossível não falar alguma coisa que não vá ofender em qualquer escala, mas tento sempre terminar uma conversa de forma no mínimo neutra. Tento, em pequenos atos, tornar o que há em volta de mim positivo. Acredito que a lei dos grandes números também se aplica à sociedade: uma multitude de pequenos altos positivos causam a cultura humana a mover de forma intencionalmente melhor.

Fermentação de alimentos e chucrute

_Lembre-se de clicar no botão coração se você curtiu esse post!_A fermentação é um processo biológico que acontece naturalmente e a todo momento, sem a necessidade da intervenção humana. Na história, não demorou muito para que nós usássemos esse processo a nosso favor, por vários motivos: preservação, complexidade de sabor e, em outros casos, álcool. Sem dúvida, fermentação evoca em minha memória coisas como cerveja e vinho, mas não limita-se a uvas e cevada: leites (iogurte, kefir), vegetais (chucrute, kimchi), carnes e peixes, grãos, frutas, etc.

Dicas rápidas: quebrando ovos

Já que falei de ovos cozidos essa semana, algumas dicas rápidas relacionadas: A melhor forma de quebrar um ovo não é usando a borda do balcão ou de uma panela mas batendo em uma área plana. Isso formará uma forma de buraco no ovo, que você pode abrir usando os dedões, e as chances de você ter pedaços pequenos de casca dentro do ovo serão bem menores. Com um pouco de prática, você conseguirá quebrar ovos com apenas uma mão e se achar um Master Chef.