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Rubén Berenguel
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2016 in Review
Some of the links are affiliate links to Amazon. I only recommend what I use. At last February . Finished my PhD dissertation, so can add Dr. in front of my name when ordering a Gatwick Express train ticket. Also makes for a cooler email signature. So far h...

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My portable Bluetooth keyboard
I 've been looking for the perfect, really portable Bluetooth keyboard for several years. Typing on the go, or having a truly mobile office in your pockets is a really interesting concept for a consultant like me. You never know when opportunity or need may...

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Apache Kafka London Meetup: Distributed stream processing with Apache Kafka
T his has been the first time I could attend the Apache Kafka meetup in London. Previous meetings had me in Barcelona or flying. First realisation: it is a surprisingly crowded meetup! Clearly, everyone is using Kafka, even if it is not clear from the outsi...

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Apache Kafka London Meetup: Distributed stream processing with Apache Kafka
T his has been the first time I could attend the Apache Kafka meetup in London. Previous meetings had me in Barcelona or flying. First realisation: it is a surprisingly crowded meetup! Clearly, everyone is using Kafka, even if it is not clear from the outsi...

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More emacs configuration tweaks (multiple-cursor on click, minimap, code folding, ensime eval overlays)
At Affectv we use a wide range of editors: Sublime, Atom, Emacs, Pycharm, IntelliJ... Actually only two people use the same editor! As such, from time to time I see things in other people's editors that I would like to have as well. So, yesterday I decided ...

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Moving from Emacs to Spacemacs
A couple of days ago I attended (first time I managed in almost 6 months) the London chapter of the Emacs Church (also known as the local meetup for emacs lovers). In this event we were shown how to use emacs effectively for Clojure development (using Cider...

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Ruben Berenguel, PhD
Started a long time ago. It was supposed to be about a phenomenon leading to chaos: separatrix splitting . I got a research grant. I worked on holomorphic dynamics . Travelled. Presented . Too many roadblocks with the separatrix problem. Switched topics. We...

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SyncTeX and pdf-view-mode for emacs
Or, destiny is cruel Back in the days of yore, when I was switching between my Windows machine and a Linux machine, I remember having SyncTeX active in my Windows machine. It was a wonderful experience: SyncTeX lets you click anywhere on a generated file fr...

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Cold Brew Yerba Mate
Thermometers are already hitting 29°C with temperature feelings around 32 or 33. It’s this time of the year when I need cold drinks to keep me alive. I’m not a big soda fan (except when I’m on Finland in the Nordic Go Academy camp , they are so stocked on s...

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Using QGIS to create a custom map
I’ve always loved maps. I guess it goes well with liking drawing and maths, there’s a very deep connection (the pun is intended ) between the subjects. As a map lover, when we decided to relocate to a somewhat more countryside town, I wanted better-looking ...
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