June 29th 2014

Practical Hitch-hiking Advice

This is the transcribed version of a talk I gave at work on Nov 30th 2015 for lightning talks. I have edited it slightly to fit the written form a little better, but other than that it's fairly true to the original.

Posted on November 30th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 13

I met up with Bastien for a walk up to a monkey temple where a thievery monkey stole my peanuts to my delight. Later I finished the day with an endless stream of millet beer and said a sad goodbye to Nepal

Posted on September 30th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 12

The big charriot festival celebrating the coming of the moonsoon had been moved to the end of the monsoon because of the earthquake which gave me the opportunity to stroll through Patan's street next to a crowd of drunken people pushing what mostly resembled a giant christmas tree

Posted on September 29th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 11

I walked up to the beautiful Nevari hillside city of Baidapur and ordered a chicken dish that made the rest of my day and the drive to Kathmandy a nightmare

Posted on September 28th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 10

I get blessed with a coconut together with Rieko since we were the first guests to ever stay in the hotel where we were staying under the new management. We also have to shuffle our plans around because of a fuel crisis that has suddenly developed.

Posted on September 27th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 9

Getting to Pokhara and meeting up with Rieko again.

Posted on September 26th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 8

We descend to Jomsom.

Posted on September 25th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 7

The day where I didn't quite made the top but instead got struck by altitude sickness and ensuing fever, headaches and nausia.

Posted on September 24th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 6

Together with my guide Thome I set out to reach a small top in the area with a view out over Tilicho lake. It would be a three day trip so for the first day we were heading 1200meters up to set camp and walked all day through the valley in the shadow of Nilgiri.

Posted on September 23rd 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 5

After the transport fiasco of the day before I decided I might as well walk the 35km to Jomsom from Ghasa, so I set out on what turned out to be one of the most beautiful days of the trip

Posted on September 22nd 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 4

From Baglung I tried to get to Jomsom but after more than ten hours of driving in buses and waiting for buses to leave I had only made it to Ghasa 40km away

Posted on September 21st 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 3

On our way back to Baglung Rieko took me past a brahmin village to hold a seminar with the women of the village on how to crochet cleaning sponges out of recycled packaging.

Posted on September 20th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 2

Rieko arranged that we walk up to a small mountain village called Bhakunde to stay the night with a wonderful family that treated us as royals

Posted on September 19th 2015. Read more.


Nepal Day 1

The first day of journal of my travels in Nepal where I travel to Baglung over Kathmandu and Pokhara and meet Rieko

Posted on September 18th 2015. Read more.


Find process by port

The other day I was trying to kill a master instance of Mesos but couldn't find it. I tried ```ps auwg | grep mesos``` but no Mesos processes turned up. I knew Mesos was running since I could access the http interface on port 5050, so in the end I ran:

Posted on August 25th 2014. Read more.


Persist Unix Processes

When I first set up a few web applications on my Digital Ocean instance I had a problem where my applications would stop working after a while. I would start the processes in an SSH session and while I was still connected to the server everything worked fine. However when the session would time out, the application would stop working.

Posted on August 24th 2014. Read more.


Cmus and Beet

I've recently fallen hard for a couple of command line tools that have improved my music listening experience on my laptop manifold. Beets calls itself a "media library management system for obsessive-compulsive music geeks" while Cmus is a keyboard driven console based music player.

Posted on July 8th 2014. Read more.


Compiling with Go (Golang)

As few notes on how to compile multiple files belonging to the same package.

Posted on July 7th 2014. Read more.


Using Knitwit

Ever wish you could easily convert an image in to a knitting pattern? — Then you would probably be interested in Knitwit which tries to make it as easy as possible to create your own knitting patterns in your browser.

Posted on June 28th 2014. Read more.


Set up static IP

A few notes on how to set up a machine with static IP in ubuntu 14.04

Posted on June 27th 2014. Read more.


Buying Durian

Buying durians in Singapore is a cultural experience in its own right. During durian season people will go to great lengths to get their hands on a good durian.

Posted on June 26th 2014. Read more.


IPython Tutorial

For work I made a small tutorial on using IPython for iterative development using a mandelbrot example to illustrate how IPython makes it possible to rapidly develop python code.

Posted on May 22nd 2014. Read more.