Journal

Personal thoughts and self reflection

2020

  1. Laravel + Ghost = ❤️

    This post is written is Ghost and served with Laravel (with Laravel Sushi!). WIP

2019

  1. Thoughts on pricing for MailCoach (standalone app + laravel package)

    Spatie is about to release a new product named MailCoach. It's a self-hosted app to send newsletter: it takes your email template, and sends it to all your subscribers via Amazon SES or Mailgun. In this category, Sendy is probably the oldest and most known software out there. The...

  2. Why I quit drinking

    In 2018, I quit drinking after over a decade of alcohol. I considered it a lot for the past few years but I always thought it was impossible. I quit from April to December, 2018, and I decided to carry on for 2019. I'm going to be a dad in the next few months, so I'm drinking aga...

2018

  1. LaSceneParisienne: a brief history of the project

    In 2006, my friend Jonathan started a MySpace profile to keep an agenda with all the interesting shows happening in our town. This started over a decade ago, which is about a century in Internet-years. At the time, Facebook didn't exist and MySpace was ruling the social media spa...

2017

  1. 3 months with the new MacBook Pro (with TouchBar)

    Few weeks ago, I started working at Algolia. When I arrived I was provided with a new MacBook Pro 15" which replaced my personal MacBook Air from 2011. After nearly 2 months using it, I want to share my opinion on it. I used to be a proper Apple fan boy but I think Apple is...

  2. How I got into reading

    All my life I have never been interested in books. I couldn't find the motivation to sit and read something for so long. When everybody was into Harry Potter, I think I was about 13 years old, so I tried to read it. I read all the way to the page twenty-something and gave up. I c...

2016

  1. 2017 New year resolutions and greater goals

    Last year I wrote down what my goals were for the coming year and it turns out to be a fantastic way to describe precisely what I really wanted. After reviewing my successes and failures, I think this year I'm going to do a better job of setting new year resolutions. If you want...

  2. New year resolutions, one year later

    Last year I took some strong new year resolutions and I want to stop and think to review them. I've come a long way and changed a lot in the past year, even if all goals aren't achieved. Eat better & go to the gym: Success This one is definitely my biggest achievement this year....

  3. New year, new resolution

    In 2015, my life has changed a lot and I got into thinking about what I want get done. I feel like days are flying and I still didn't even start some project I had in mind for years. I won't describe the projects here, I just want to write about the changes I expect in my "w...