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2020: A Year In Review

2021-01-11

...wherein I try to make sense of the mess that was 2020. Pandemics, earthquakes, music, books & plans for the future that may not be.

org the ultimate API client

2020-12-03

Using emacs & org-mode as an exploratory API client.

Living and Coding In Times of Crises

2020-03-28

...wherein I try to convince myself that everything will be alright.

Book Review: “How to Read a Book”

2020-01-09

I don't really review the books I read, but I decided to write a short blurb about the oft-recommended “How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading” by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren.

2019: A Year In Review

2020-01-03

...wherein I write my first yearly review.

Developing Web Services in Rust: my talk at the Zagreb Rust Meetup

2019-03-08

Links to slides and code examples from my talk on building web services in Rust.

Shoving Your Application Code Into the Web Server: my talk at WebCamp Zagreb 2018

2018-10-11

In 2018, I gave a talk on how to use Lua, nginx, and OpenResty as a full-blown asynchronous programming environment.

Miscellaneous Org Mode Tips & Tricks

2017-10-20

Google Calendar export, project management & Gantt charts with Task­Juggler, spacemacs' org-agenda transient state.

We Made a Conference (For Fun and No Profit)

2017-10-14

A short write-up on the organizational aspects of the WebCamp Zagreb 2017 conference, where I coordinated the sponsorship aspect of the story.

Music I've Listened To - Week of March 7th

2016-03-12

I try to listen to a lot of fresh, interesting music. Here's a choice of 5 records that have especially caught my interest during the last week.

Impressions from WebCamp Ljubljana 2015

2015-03-17

Folks from Zagreb go on a field trip & visit WebCamp Ljubljana!

Forcing Korma to use UTF-8 in MySQL connections

2015-02-04

Fixing non-ASCII inserts.

EuroClojure 2014: Notes & Impressions

2014-06-30

EuroClojure 2014 was a blast!

On Asking the Right Questions in Internet Communities

2014-05-18

A rant on asking questions online.

Developing and Deploying ASP.NET MVC Applications On Ubuntu Linux with Mono, nginx and MySQL

2011-03-21

A short guide to running Microsoft's web stack on Linux, and connecting it to a MySQL database.

F#: Funkcijsko programiranje za .NET (WebUG, studeni 2010.)

2010-10-19

Materijali s predavanja o F#-u.

File upload in Clojure & Compojure

2010-09-02

How to handle multipart HTTP POST equests in compojure.

(G)Vim: postavljanje opcija u ovisnosti o direktoriju

2010-02-25

Učitavanje vim konfiguracije ovisno o direktoriju.

Zašto Wolfram|Alpha neće ubiti Google i zašto to nije bitno

2009-05-21

Od svog predstavljanja, Wolfram|Alpha ne prestaje privlačiti pozornost tehnološki osvještenijeg dijela populacije. Reakcije su mnoge, od izrazito pozitivnih do izrazito negativnih, a mnoge od njih pokazuju određeno nerazumijevanje koncepta same aplikacije.

Creative Commons knjige o informatici i programiranju

2008-08-18

Dobre, besplatne, otvorene knjige o IT-ju.

Zašto neki developeri misle da su pametniji od drugih

2008-07-31

Relativno sam nedavno na Redditu pronašao interesantan dokument pod nazivom Programmer Competency Matrix. Par dana nakon toga sam se ponovno sjetio dotičnog i, zaboravivši link, krenuo u potragu na Googleu.

Open source softver za matematiku i prirodne znanosti

2008-07-22

Budući da je open source softver vrlo raširen u znanosti (zapravo, tamo je sve i počelo), bilo bi neobično da ne postoje besplatne, otvorene alternative koje će biti i više nego dovoljne prosječnom studentu i entuzijastu, a sigurno će zadovoljiti i potrebe nekih od zahtjevnijih korisnika.

Programiranje i informatika – Je li fakultet potreban?

2008-07-01

U posljednje vrijeme po raznim forumima relativno često naletim na thread gdje mladi (budući) developeri razmišljaju o odabiru srednje škole ili fakulteta. S obzirom da nerijetko dobivam takva pitanja od svojih poznanika, a u sličnoj situaciji sam nedavno bio i sam, imao sam prilike dugo i intenzivno razmišljati o ovoj temi.