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Note to self: add wire:key to Livewire elements

I want to really take care of this english blog and write daily or at least weekly. In order to do this, I am starting the Work Log category here where I can post bits of code or advice from my daily work as a programmer. Today’s note is about Livewire which is an awesome...
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Reducing debt

In this period together we are studying with a group of friends a course about personal and family finance from Crown Financial Ministries. It covers aspects from Bible as it is made by a Christian organization, but has some really strong ideas everyone can implement, regardless of the religious beliefs. The companion book for the...
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Trialling at Automattic – without success this time

Just the closest friends of mine might know this, but over the past ~2 months I’ve been offered a chance to give a trial at Automattic. To give out some context, I’ve sent my CV twice to this awesome company: in August 2015 and January 2018, but sadly I did not make it through their...
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Winning the Diversity Lottery program

Well… it’s a lot harder than you’d think! It is the very first time we are applying as a family for the Diversity Program to get a green card in the US. I applied as the main applicant and added my wife Catalina and two sons on the applications as well. We might have had...
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On taking bold stances (WordPress vs FLoC)

Google is known for wanting to know as much as possible data about its users so those pieces of information can be worth more when selling. That is what FLoC, their new idea, basically does: they are trying to replace cookies with a new thing so they can go around regulations, especially in the EU....
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Hello, welcome to daddy's blog! You should know that you won't find any cartoons around. You've been warned!

Joshua Pacurar

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How I started my programming journey

I always had a thing for computers now that I think about it. I was maybe 5 years old when my dad bought a 386 computer with MS-DOS on it and I was blown away by it. I used to have two “games” in MS-DOS that I could play: a starship shooting bullets and floating...
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Is it worth it having a blog in 2021?

A few days ago, a major event went unnoticed by me: on the 27th of March, my blog turned 13 years old. Of course, I am talking about my Romanian blog since this one came to life just this year. But my first post ever on what then was filipac.net was written on 27th of...
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Solving problem: just one of my WPML site is indexed in Google

Ever since I’ve created my English website and blog, I’ve noticed that whenever I search for my name on Google, I can see only my Romanian website, not the newly created English one. Initially, I thought it is a time problem and eventually it will appear since I’ve set it up on Search Console and...
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The problem with perpetual licensing

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know should know by now the perpetual licensing pattern: you buy a license to certain software, you receive updates for a year or two, depending on the license, then you stop receiving updates for the app and you can use that version forever. The main problem with...
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Pro Tip: Don’t overcomplicate content storage / the database from the start

Part A – The problem I’m currently working on a fairly complicated project that basically is a single-page app having just a quiz. Based on the answers you give, you receive a special report and solution at the end. Something regarding loans and financial stuff. The problem is that those questions must be editable from...
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My 2021 setup

We, the developers, tend to look at other fellow developers and copy ideas for our workspaces and setups. Don’t you dare to say it is not true :)! Have you ever seen a beautiful screenshot of an IDE and immediately downloaded the same font and applied it too? I’m not sure anyone would want to...
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