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Use Shared Variables with Cypress in Typescript

September 11, 2019Categories: Software, Tutorial
This week I started adding Cypress testing to my blog (with some surprises too!). I insisted to use typescript with Cypress and my code looks now like this: This is fine and it works. Thing is that I have the text 'Laur IVAN|PRO" defined in another file and the site is getting it from that file…

My blog is almost ready... again

August 5, 2019Category: Blog
My blog is almost ready again. At the moment of writing this, most important missing bits are: SEO Ads at the bottom of the page (same as the old blog) Migrated posts I will have a number of entries showing up what issues I have hit along the way: Gatsby Theming MDX

Gatsby and MDX

August 4, 2019Category: Blog
MDX is an interesting concept, in the sense that you can have access to react components from within makrdown text. I think this becomes interesting when you have thinks like polls or comments (although you'd probably use disqus ) Plugins I started using gatsby-mdx first which was merged in…

House Log – Preliminary Approval

May 14, 2019Category: House
So we got the preliminary approval from the Commune. They say they're OK with us building the house, but we need to wait a cooling-off period of 30 days. They gave us a long list of 'but'-s to their agreement to build: The 3 tall-stemmed trees that are indicated on the planting plan as "Existing…

Finding Article-Level Metrics

March 28, 2019Category: Tutorial
In the past days I've set to find a number of article-level metrics (ALMs) for a bunch of articles. TO make things easier, I've set out to get: number of citations per article number of views / downloads / reads geographic coverage (where were the people interested in that article) Initially, my…

House log - Positive reply from the Flemish Government (Forestry)

March 25, 2019Category: House
We have submitted our reply for the Forestry Department's query on deforestation and we got a positive reply (partially reproduced below). The following conditions must be included literally in the permit conditions of the environmental permit: The license is granted on the basis of Article 90bis…

House log - Public Consultation

March 21, 2019Category: House
Last month we got the news that we need to have a public consultation for the house. Cool! I get to have a sticker/poster thing announcing the house :) We had a term set to 32 days (default is 30). The Commune even sent us the poster we needed to display, an A2 sheet :). It's yellow with a black…

Some Metrics for Research Articles

March 18, 2019Category: Tutorial
These days I fount that for researchers, there are more ways to measure their value than just their number of citations and correlate with the impact factors of the journals where they publish. To be more exact, I found: h-index - The h index is a quantitative metric based on analysis of…

apt-key adv - Fix 'Server indicated a failure' on Raspberry Pi

March 11, 2019Categories: Hardware, IT
I've been trying to install to play with speech recognition. Unfortunately, when executing: I've got the following error message: This is quite unfortunate since adding -v doesn't give any more information. Scouring the net, I've fount the following potential solutions: Retry multiple…

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