An outsider's guide to gerrymandering

18 Jan 2017 (partisan) gerrymandering manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favour one party or class. In case you’ve been wondering why a German starts trying to understand US politics: It’s a long story. Suffice to say that at this point I am not enjoying the current political situation...

Auxerrois

03 Jan 2017 Really, there are sometimes things I have no clue where to put them, but I don’t want to lose them. Took me a shameful amount of time to figure out that my blog is the best place to put them. Without further ado, a wine we bought today. Good to...

2D or bitemporal Historization: A primer

18 Dec 2016 When it comes to time & software systems, there are three major categories: A system that needs no notion of time A primitive filesystem manages what is contained right now. It does not care about what files you had one month ago, and it certainly wouldn’t know what files you’ll...

How to get started with Marten on OSX (Hint: There's nothing to it)

26 Sep 2016 Since Jeremy announced v1 of Marten, I thought that this is a good moment to see if I can quickly get going with it on OSX. Surprisingly, this went super-smoothly. What I had installed already: Docker .NET.Core Project Rider Just follow the instructions and see if you get everything going....

A docker image for github's jekyll

25 Sep 2016 Well, so there is that thing that I get really scared to upgrade my jekyll stuff to edit this website. ruby gems and all that. Then, some time ago, I had a twitter exchange with Hadi Hariri, and he kindly provided me with a docker file to create a docker...