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Ognjen Regoje

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October 21, 2021

Generating a PDF from a Jekyll post using `pandoc`

An improvement over using `jekyll-pdf` or `wkhtmltopdf` (637)

October 04, 2021

Reason 14242 for net neutrality and SSL

Hijacking blocking notifications and DNS unresolved errors (57)

October 02, 2021

Hilarious emoji requests

Some emojis that (un)fortunately didn't make the cut. (219)

August 02, 2021

Technical blogging in the era of Stack Overflow

While Stack Overflow does cover the most commonly encountered issues, particularly for beginners, there is still a lot of value in technical blogging for solutions that are the result of experience. (965)

July 31, 2021

Why technical people pay to self-host, but not for your app

General issues that have made me, and others like me, host or build my own solutions instead of paying for an existing service. (526)

July 31, 2021

Don't scan your face to buy glasses

Cubitts, a glasses retailer, announced that they’re going to be using iPhone’s camera to scan faces to assist in buying glasses. I’m interested of the privacy implications of th... (1709)

July 31, 2021

30+ questions to design one input

Questions answered while iterating the design of a single input field. (1517)

July 30, 2021

nit: Put the "why" in front. Here's why.

It immediately makes your article seem like click-bait. (Also, I really dislike it.) (70)

July 30, 2021

nit: Don't forget to exclude bot traffic from Google Analytics

Otherwise it skews your stats. And while you're at it remove `fbclid` from query parameters. (101)

July 24, 2021

Automatically generating Github-like og:images in Jekyll

Github has automatically generated social media images for each repository. Here is how to do the same think for Jekyll posts. (1353)

July 23, 2021

How to facilitate remote work better

Thinking through working remotely to be able to facilitate it better in future. (2445)

July 22, 2021

Accessing time in CSS without JavaScript

Using server side language or configuration (762)

July 21, 2021

The father of the computer tried summoning the devil

Granted, he was ten. (430)

July 21, 2021

What institutional sexism looks like in tech

“Institutional sexism” is an abstract concept for many of us. It’s often difficult to put into words.This post appeared on my LinkedIn feed on 8th of March this year. The poster... (813)

July 20, 2021

nit: You should be able to paste a URL in the YouTube search bar

And it should directly open the video. (63)

July 20, 2021

Dell XPS 9570 amber/orange light blinking

It might be the CMOS. (156)

July 20, 2021

Concrete makes floods worse too

Besides, obviously, climate change (314)

July 11, 2021

What's inside a non-EU country's vaccination QR Code?

A comparison between Austrian and Bosnian (RS) and Serbian QR code for the vaccination certificate. (2965)

July 11, 2021

A look at corona-tech

A run through some of the tech used for the pandemic (3977)

July 08, 2021

Imagining I'm Steve Huffman

My (possibly naive) take on what I'd do in Steve's shoes (444)

June 24, 2021

Why customer service gets worse as a startup grows

I really like the book The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton Christensen. It talks about how over time companies move into higher revenue segments, effectively abandoning the lower ... (1269)

June 16, 2021

The economics of startups in asia

Building a startup in South East Asia is viable. But it comes with an additional set of challenges that startups in Europe and the US do not face.Broadly, these would be social ... (780)

June 15, 2021

nit: About your demo video

A couple of things about what a demo video on the homepage should be like, in my opinion: Reduce pointeless animations A lot of videos go overboard on animations and tra... (140)

June 14, 2021

Markdown front matter snippet for VSCode

Simple"frontmatter": { "scope": "markdown", "prefix": "frontmatter", "body": [ "---", "title: ${TM_FILENAME/(.*)\\..+$/$1/}", "desc: '${1}'", "created_at: ${CURRE... (359)

June 14, 2021

Production errors happen to the best of us

(e: 2021-08) I’ve just realized that this is actually “Error’d”.(30.09.2021) Ipay88(14.09.2021) Google’s CSS breaking because of a long name(10.09.2021) Gojek(31.08.2021) Coinba... (372)

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