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Romain Touzé
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My typing is bad (but getting better, thanks for asking)
I've always found I'm bad at typing. I make a lot of typos, my speed is not that fast and I don't manage to use all my fingers. Recently, I have been working on a Java code base and I got very frustrated by the fact I'm a slow typer! As my productivity is b...
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Advanced scraping
I wrote web scraping scripts lately for a client to download invoices. I really like web scraping because it’s an automation that allows to save a lot of time and it often demands to reverse engineer a site. Just like a real hacker, ma! Here are some techni...
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Download files with Python, Selenium and Chrome headless
I have recurring tasks these days that consist to automatically download files on the Internet. Usually, requests , beautifulsoup and some tricks do the job effectively. Sometimes though, I have to play it hard and ask Selenium and Chromium* headless to do ...
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Some talks
I'm watching tech talks less often these days. Most of the time, the talks are too long (45+ minutes). Nowadays, I don't even try to watch a talk about new piece of software or framework: if I want to spend my energy on these topics, I'd better play with an...
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First months as a freelancer
I realize I hardly take time to write these days. Actually, I've had a lot to do for the last few months, with my activity as a freelancer to build, the work in my house and my family to take care of. But I'm having a great time! I quit my salary job last s...
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Poor man's pomodoro
It seems that I have not written about it until know: I have to confess I'm a big fan of the Pomodoro Technique . Now that I have a new laptop, I've been looking for a timer software. On Windows and MacOs, I used Tomighty . Cool, but Qt version is not in De...
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Why I chose GNU Linux for my professional laptop
Before you ask the question, or even care about it, here is why I chose to put Debian on my new laptop. I have to say I really do not like Windows. I'm sure the system got better and better among its versions and that Microsoft itself is improving its opens...
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Debian on my new ThinkPad T470p
As I started my new activity as a contractor, I bought a new laptop: a Lenovo Thinkpad T470p. Not that I fell in love with Windows, but to install Debian on it. Here is the description of the journey . I leave the reason of my choice in another post. Hardwa...
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Adopting vim native package management.
OK, today, I switch to Vim 8 native package management. Before, I used Pathogen with controversial git submodule feature . I think it's always better to use native features instead of third party ones, even if I never had any issue with Pathogen . If you ha...
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Recaptcha in Django
I've been writing a small website with Django these days. I wanted to put a form with a captcha to prevent an evil hacker from exploding my database quotas. So I looked at the popular Google's Recaptcha service. According to documentation, when processing t...
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