Boris Buliga

I grow under the sun. When I am not writing code, I am either drinking wine or drinking tea (with these little cups). Cheese is my bread and tracking everything in Emacs is my cheese.

P.S. d12frosted means dice with 12 sides from the Chessex™ frosted series. I used to play. Just a little bit.

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War and World

March 3, 2022

This blog is definitely not a place to talk about politics. But since war affects my life and ability to contribute to open source, to maintain projects and to communicate with people asking for help, I feel obligated to say few things on this matter.

I am going to be even less responsive than usually. So this is the right time to jump in to help with maintenance of the project you would love to stay alive. Just send me an email or open an issue on GitHub and we’ll figure that out.

You can help in various ways. Our army is doing miracles while defending Ukraine, but it needs help in form of medicine and equipment (like walkie-talkie, bullet-proof vests, combat helmets, etc.). The most straight-forward way of help is donating money directly to Ukraine’s Armed Forces (see extra section). If you wish to help civilians in hot areas, there are many volunteers helping them (by evacuation or humanitarian help), just contact me via email and we’ll figure that out.

Thank you all for support. I appreciate your kind words. I appreciate all the support Ukraine receives during this war.

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Deep in the black bashic

June 9, 2017

It’s been a while since my latest blog post. You know how it works, right? Family to care about, work to be done, places to visit, nature to explore, tea to experience, wine to enjoy, WoW to waste your time on… And then you think to yourself: ‘I want to write something to my long forgotten blog. Something that would interest at least someone’. And then you realise that your blog is ‘hosted’ on the cheapest EC2 instance and has terrible loading time. You try to fix it by moving to S3 with CDN, but you still have hakyll as a blog compiler and not everything works as you wish. You fix several minor issues and then you notice the part where you upload your blog using some black bashic, so you go to CodeBuild and CodeDeploy to automate everything and end up configuring Docker. You waste time and money, but comfort yourself saying ‘At least I am learning something new, something I can share with folks later’.

That’s how it works, isn’t it?

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