This year, like almost every other, by the end of summer I found myself in
possession of enormous amounts of various kinds of home-made honey of ridiculous
quality. Previously I’ve been using the spoils for cooking and bartending, but
this year I’ve decided to go all out and make my first mead out of it.
This is the first part of my sugar’s journey into becoming booze. My name is
Maciej, and I’m here tell its (ridiculously unkempt and hastily written down) story.
This is a lazy variation of the Trash Tiki’s citrus stock. It doesn’t need any
cooking, and produces a bitter-ish and sour syrup that will feel at home in any
citrus-forward cocktail (pisco sour being amongst my favorites).
You can make it with any juiced citrus husks you have on hand, and the final
flavor profile will depend on the fruit used. If you have access to bergamot
oranges, they produce an amazingly florar result. Mandarins will yield something
sweeter, while grapefruits will shift the balance towards bitterness. Lemon and
limes will contribute the good old citrus sourness. Pick your poison!
During the past few months I’ve been working on some projects that use OpenAPI
to describe their HTTP interfaces. As such, I had the chance to play with the
Swagger UI a lot. While I found it to be an amazing tool to experiment around
with an API, one thing bugged me - I spend lots of my time in terminal, and
Swagger UI is a browser app.
After some time of trying to find an existing tool, my mind turned to
my fork of Alexis Sellier’s
http-console. While it desperately
needed a refactor, its interface seemed to be a prime candidate for extension
with features that turn it into a full-fledged API explorer.
So, a couple of days later:
I am very pleased to announce a brand new http-console2, now supporting:
The idea for a homemade coffee liqueur has been in the back of my mind for a
while now. In addition to having the opportunity to tweak it as I desire, some
time ago I’ve acquired some rum barrel-aged coffee used by the folks at
Brisman to compete in last year’s
World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship,
and I really wanted give it a try out in a cocktail
Recently, I was looking at some of Nodejitsu code, namely
since I was planning to use
forza in my pet project. My attention was drawn
to a particular piece of code which had to deal with user permissions. Soon
I realized that I should be able to leave my process running on the VM even
after my application was stopped and execute my child processes with the same
rights as all of the instrumentation. While investigating this particular bug,
I noticed that some of their sensitive configuration files were readable to
Burnout is a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and
diminished interest in work.
Recently I had a chance to play with
LD_PRELOAD for a bit, due to our recent
Huge Refactor (tm) at Nodejitsu.
LD_PRELOAD environment variable is a way of
loading a library before any other libraries are loaded.
This is your typical “Hello, world!” blog posts.
I am a node.js and C developer, a DevOps engineer by trade. I write code, I
talk to servers. I work at Nodejitsu.
and C. Maybe more. Most likely more.