|KIKK Festival is a mix of technology, visual arts, music, Architecture, design and interactive media|
|Web app profiling tool.|
|Secure Docker Container as a Service For Developers (beta, free container for now).|
|Postgres partitioning tool.|
|Improve perceived performance of your rails application with minimum effort|
|Pragmatic API wrapper framework.|
|Build desktop applications in Go and HTML. Kinda like Electron.|
|Simple SQL linter|
|Multimedia story telling for the web.|
|JSON document-store built on PostgreSQL.|
|Microservices using Rails, HTTP and RabbitMQ||sep 19|
|Example of decoupling an app to micro services.|
|Programs that rewrite Ruby programs||sep 20|
|Several gems that convert or edit your code based on syntax upgrade or linting.|
|DRYing Up Your Ruby Module||sep 20|
|Refactor a Ruby module and see the DRY principle in action|
|Understanding REST And RPC For HTTP APIs||sep 20|
|Knowing the differences between REST and RPC.|
|A couple of words about interactors in Rails||sep 21|
|How to structure a Ruby on Rails applications following Domain Driven Design.|
|9 Underutilized Features in CSS||sep 22|
|There are many old, often-overlooked features in CSS specs which offer some very handy functionality.|
|Chatbots: Your Ultimate Prototyping Tool||sep 22|
|How chatbots can teach us to learn what people need when designing products and services.|
|The Container Revolution: Reflections After the First Decade||sep 18|
|Bryan Cantrill, CTO at Joyent The Container Revolution: Reflections After the First Decade The meteoric rise of Docker brought containers into the limelight.|
|Applying Graph Theory to Infrastructure||sep 18|
|Paul Hinze, Director of Infrastructure at HashiCorp Applying Graph Theory to Infrastructure.|
Next friday, I've been told that I have to stop working for 2 weeks. Well, for people that have a normal life and/or kids, it's a pretty good news. For people that get heavy pressure from their work, it can give some air. But I wondered why I didn't feel like I ever felt the need for holidays. I take them by principle, but I'm usually not really eager to get them.
After some consideration, it all sums up to some kind of discipline. I refuse stress on a daily basis. I want each day at work to be enjoyable and debt-free. It's a bad news for some category of employers. The same way those consider it's acceptable to accumulate technical debt, they apply the same principle on human-life debt. Put people under pressure, get a loan on their health, that will never be repaid. So, I just refuse pressure, the same way I would refuse to eat meat if I was really vegetarian (which I am only part-time).
Really I have more trouble with holidays because they bring a gap in the continuity of work. You get back and there is a lot to catch up on. I would prefer to have just one hour work less per day than week-long breaks. But that's just me. It would be totally different if I wanted to travel for fun or if I had kids. My case is not reproducible.
But the baseline remains valid. whether you have plans or not for holidays, they should not be required for having a balanced life. Stress has to be fought on a daily basis and not by using breaks. Breaks, in such case, are even more enjoyable, if you have the context for it.
The best way I know to push stress away is to put my efforts into what I do, in a way that I'm self-aware that I'm really doing what I can to fulfill my duties. If someone is not happy about the output, that's their problem not mine. If it leads to some awkward context, then it's broken and I will reach out to find a better work context. I apply that principle for more than 20 years now and I can't remember last time I felt stressed.