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Learning negotiation: Never Split the Difference

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It is a book by a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI Chris Voss. What can learn from it in relation to software engineering and startups?

Testing Netlify server-side analytics

I used server-side analytics for quite some time on this blog. With my recent blog migration I picked up on client-side analytics. I am now test driving Netlify server-side analytics alongside the client-side Fathom Analytics. This is what I have found.

Keeping secrets on Linux with Password Safe

How do you keep your secrets safe on Linux? Should you just go with an online service? What if you prefer an offline option with the possibility of online backups? GNOME’s Password Safe lets you neatly organize your secrets offline with a simple Keepass file to backup.

Privacy-oriented alternatives to Google Analytics

Google Analytics is perhaps the analytics platform of our time. But should it be? It’s many features and the free plan is what made it popular, but its invasion of user privacy should not be overlooked. Here are some good alternatives for 2020.

Implementing a custom ExUnit assert to test PDF output

Making a custom assert can clean up and DRY your tests. Here is how I refactored a few ExUnit tests to use a single assert to test PDF output.

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