Preslav's Thoughts and Ramblings

  • June 25, 2018

    SportScheck CityRun Munich 2018 (21K)

    For a second year in a row, on Sunday, I participated in a half-marathon organised by the sports retailer SportScheck. It was also my second official half-marathon this year, after the excruciating run in Schliersee in May.Unlike last year, the weather this time was absolutely perfect for such a ...

  • June 17, 2018

    Embracing the Future

    Dominik Wagner (a.k.a. @monkeydom) published an article a few days ago, called On my misalignment with Apple’s love affair with Swift.I fully respect Dominik’s opinion, and have read most of his blog rants with pleasure. I also don’t claim to be worthy of calling myself an iOS developer, despite ...

  • June 08, 2018

    GitHub: The Bastion of Developer Independence

    So, that’s it. GitHub was acquired by Microsoft. By the once defeated, changed, and re-incarnated, we-love-open-source, Microsoft. It seems like a logical move. Ironically, of most tech giants of the past decade, Microsoft somehow feels like the lesser evil, the choice you’d rather live with, whe...

  • June 02, 2018

    Introducing My New Pet Project: Should I HODL

    My crypto-obsession from last year might have died down a little, but I still remain a long-term investor and a believer of decentralization. Moreover, it was predicting the crypto market’s next move that made dust off some of my old machine learning experiments and gave a fresh boost to my missi...

  • May 29, 2018

    Using Travis for Secure Building and Deployment to GitHub

    Travis is an incredibly useful tool for the open-source community. Its main purpose is to execute test suites and ensure the stability of the repository being under observation. Due to its generic execution nature, it can however be used creatively for many other tasks: fetch data from remote AP...