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  • I Created an Issue in a Flask-RESTful Repository, You Won't Believe What Happened Next ()

    Two and a half years ago (Dec 4, 2015) I’ve written about a minor problem in Flask-RESTful, that puzzled and amused me. An issue was created on the same day. I then...

  • Limitations of the Beeminder Model ()

    I’ve been having somewhat on and off relationship with Beeminder. I’m not going to waste time explaining what it is as if it wasn’t done again and again all over the internet, but for the...

  • Aspiring Photographers are Quitting Instagram en Masse and Here's Why ()

    Full disclaimer: the title is a total clickbait. Still I’m very concerned about the current state of Instagram and the direction the site has taken. Here are some of my grievances:

  • TIL: Mongo Sucks ()

    MongoDB $nin and $ne and $exists: false queries are super expensive. I mean there is a point at which they are basically unusable. And I learned it the hard way, having developed...

  • Overriding Default Werkzeug Exceptions in Flask ()

    Update 15.06.2018: The issue described in this post is now a history, read the epic story of my struggle to get it fixed.

  • Remote Debugging with PyCharm ()

    I’m working in a project now, that requires a certain (server) environment to run, hence it is developed on my local machine and then gets deployed on remote server. I thought I’m...

  • My Take on Yandex Pre-interview Python Assignment ()

    I’ve applied for a junior Python position at Russian internet giant Yandex (very similar to Google). And although my application has been rejected, due to lack of experience, I think their little...

  • Humble Collection of Python Sphinx Gotchas: Part II ()

    Gotcha 1: Release and Version Sphinx makes a distinction between the release code and the version of the application. The idea is that it should look this way:

  • Humble Collection of i3wm Lifehacks: Part I ()

    Lifehack 1: Locking the Screen This is kinda a nobrainer, but me myself sometimes look for a place, where to copy some of the syntax (I’m lazy and don’t always keep that...

  • Short History of my Relationship with Lenovo ThinkPad ()

    For those, who have limited time, this post comes down to the following statement: Lenovo Thinkpad X201 is the best X-series Thinkpad created yet. What follows is my attempt at proving this...

  • ASUS X102B and second screen on Debian ()

    I’ve stumbled upon a very capricious piece of hardware lately, which is ASUS X102B. Basic (very basic) video seems to work out of the box, but there are numerous problems here and...

  • Update on BioAid and my Hearing in General ()

    This post was written about a year ago, but it has been lost among the drafts, as I haven’t been a frequent guest here lately. Now it’s time to finally publish this...

  • Humble Collection of Python Sphinx Gotchas: Part I ()

    Gotcha 1: Getting Started with Sphinx Theming Update 02.10.2014: It seems absolutely obvious to me, but apparently it is not that obvious to some: you can’t do anything about your Sphinx theme...

  • On dType Suspension ()

    I can safely confess, that a couple years ago I didn’t know a single thing about programming. I was aware of some fairly abstract concepts and had a basic understanding of how...

  • Why Static Site Generators aren't Good for My Blog ()

    I would be speaking about my own experiences and you may have noticed my in the title, which is there to remind you about the subjective nature of this article. I don’t...

  • BioAid Meets Life ()

    Couple of weeks ago me and my wife went to a hearing aid center for a free consultation before, perhaps, buying a new hearing aid. The previous one has been working just...

  • Google Apps and Household Finances ()

    I’m in charge of household finances. By this I imply recording every single money transaction, occurring within our household, and providing on demand information about balance by account, overall household value, etc....

  • Introduction ()

    My name is Vsevolod Glumov. I’m working now as a technical writer with strong focus on code references and other developer-oriented materials. I’m also an inspired beginner developer, delving into the worlds...