Is there an “after”?

Is there an “after”? I learned some tragic news last week. After that, I’ve been wondering a lot about what happens next. If there is an after. What happens when you die? When the deceased is a young person? Is it normal for a young life to end? Cease to exist? Or does it continue […]

Should I feel guilty of not reading enough?

Should I feel guilty of not reading enough? When I was still in high school, I was an avid reader. I think that for two years, between 2014 and 2016, I read every book that could be borrowed from the CAEB departmental library. That’s to say ?. After my high school diploma, I turned more […]

Went live (finally)

Went live (finally) Well, I finally did my first live coding session. It was super interesting. Honestly, I was a little bit stressed and I was hoping it would go well. Finally, I think I finished without messing up (well, not too much). The session was an introduction to CSS Grid. There were about 15 […]

Life sucks

Life sucks Last night I was glad, calm, maybe happy. Then I learned that a person I knew, and whom I considered a friend, an inspiration as well as a role model, passed away. He was just in his early thirties. Honestly, I’m still having a hard time understanding, processing and accepting what happened. I […]

Wearing the mask

Wearing the mask Well, I’ve been working from home for almost three weeks. I haven’t had much need to physically get to work yet. But I do now. The Covid-19 situation in Benin has changed. The government has therefore decreed the mandatory wearing of masks for all persons moving within the established sanitary cordons. Well, […]

The struggles of going live

The struggles of going live Disclaimer: this note has nothing to do with the one I made a few days ago titled “Going live“. Here, I rather want to talk about the challenges I encountered while testing setups to do live coding sessions. I admire people who manage to code live. I think it’s something […]

To stop relying on hardware

Have you ever lost your computer, your phone and become totally disoriented? Because all your work was on it? Well, it actually happened to me. A few years ago. And since then, I’ve decided to stop relying on hardware. I’m a big supporter, fan and user of the internet. And I’m always happy to see […]

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect. And I believe this is especially true for software engineering roles. I’ve been following since last week a series of lives coding sessions by Florian Truchot; on advanced WordPress integration with Gutenberg. And as he’ s progressing, I realize that where he is today is the result of several years of assiduous […]

Hyperactive working week

We’re getting ready to go into a week of work that I think will be just the way I like it. An hyperactive working week. At the agency we are preparing to launch a number of projects and actions. Most of them are related to the COVID-19 epidemic in Benin. The objective is to react […]

Blaming myself for nothing?

Blaming myself for nothing? Sometimes I blame myself for not having a huge musical culture (I think). I was born a bit before the 2000s. And I started listening to music regularly maybe in 2010. So my references are more or less recent, well, if you consider 2010 as recent. The thing is, when I […]