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Some Interview Questions

May 13, 2016Categories: EPSO, Tutorial
The other day I've gotten wind of a bunch of interview questions for the EU Institutions. This apparently was a specialist interview in one of the Executive Agencies, so here it goes: Head of Department We have invited everybody who was successful in the preliminary tests for this interview You'll…

Change a django password manually

May 4, 2016Category: Software
The other day I've been confronted with a strange situation: I forgot the admin password for a django application. I was playing with installing my own pypi repository, I've configured and deployed a test application and, after a couple of weeks, I forgot the password. I tried several times bu I…

French - Short Essay - What's in it for you?

April 25, 2016Category: Random
The other day I had to write a short essay on What do you think you'll get from this course? The result is: Je pense que la question est un peu compliquée pour être seulement 150 mots, car il y a des plusieurs aspects. Tout d'abord, je m'attends qu'au fin du apprentissage je serai plus efficace à l…

Material Drawer and Toolbar Options

April 15, 2016Categories: Software, Tutorial
The latest couple of days I've spent in adding the Excellent Material Drawer to one of my applications. In my case, the drawer is shown on the second activity in the workflow. Below, I'll outline my experiments. Preamble First, the requirements are: An android application with one (or more…

Avoid Typing Password on Git Every Time on Windows

April 14, 2016Category: IT
Today I've updated Android Studio and, when I wanted to fetch stuff from git, it failed (connection issues). Initially, I thought it was because I'm behind a proxy, but all proxy settings were working OK (unchanged, also command line worked just fine). Apparently, the git plugin doesn't ask (anymore…

Set Up Concourse Behind a Proxy

April 7, 2016Category: IT
TL;DR : Most important thing is to find out if your proxy mangles/removes headers. If yes, then you need to contact your IT department. I've got the following error: Get https://registry-1.docker.io/v2 : net/http: request canceled while waiting for connection (Client.Timeout exceeded while awaiting…

Dark

March 22, 2016Category: Random
Today is a dark day. My thoughts are with the victims' families. Unfortunately, I don't know how to disable the add for a particular post...

Intercept OkHttpClient Response for Debug

March 16, 2016Category: Software
I wanted to log the data retrieved by OkHttpClient for debugging purposes. After digging for a while, the process seems quite straight-forward now. First, we create the OkHttpClient : Then, we add an interceptor: The interceptor code is: The main thing to remember is that one the response has…

Speed-Up your CV Updating on EPSO

March 10, 2016Categories: EPSO, IT, Tutorial
TL;DR : Open two browsers and use the script below to be quick in inputting your EPSO application. This tutorial is for: People who already have filled up their EPSO accounts and just need to copy-paste data around People with lots of entries Who is sick and tired of scrolling through the calendar…

Access Data Files for Local Tests in Android

March 9, 2016Category: Software
TL;DR: Put your data files in test/resources and access it with: I've got an android application with a module performing data processing (HTML scraping in fact). This part is pure java and all its tests are in the src/test path. My particular problem is that I have a set of (large-ish) files…
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