How to accept failure?

If you can’t accept failure, you can’t grow.

It’s very difficult to accept failure, but you can use it as a way to motivate yourself to keep going.

If you can’t accept failure, you can’t grow.

I’ve done a lot of Coding Competitions & Side Projects. I’ve failed a lot too, but it didn’t stop me. Take a look at my LinkedIn profile under projects.

See failure as the steps to your success in the future.
Great things don’t happen instantly. πŸ’ͺ

Add SSH key to authorized_keys

Add SSH key to authorized_keys

It has been always a pain to put your server’s password every damn time. You can add your key to the authorized_keys of the server. Here’s how you do it

Generate your SSH key if you don’t have one already.

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048

Copy your generated SSH key to the server
Insert the password of your server when prompted

ssh-copy-id [email protected]

Connect to the server without a password πŸ”₯

ssh [email protected]

Convert MySQL table and columns to UTF-8

MySQL to UTF-8 encoding

Changing to UFT-8 encoding can be a pain when you’re doing it from a GUI like MySQL Workbench.
There’s always an easier way to do it with some basic SQL.

The utf8 in mySQL doesn’t actually create a real UTF8 database. It creates a proprietary subset. Real UTF8 in MySQL is called utf8mb4.

-- convert the data that already exists to the character set utf-8
ALTER TABLE <table> CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;
-- change the character set to utf-8
ALTER TABLE <table> DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;
-- change specific columns
ALTER TABLE <table> CHANGE <column_name> <column_name> VARCHAR(100) CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;

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Should I start with my own business?


Hell yes! I’m tired of working for other people. I want to work with my awesome students on social projects, business projects, making innovative machinery, robotics, custom software that’ll change the world.
I don’t want to be stuck in a 9-5 job. I don’t want to work until I’m 60 years old.

I want to live my life doing something I love and having my own business that supports that.

So I’ve decided to create my own business, a company. 
It’s gonna be awesome! 


My 2018 review

2018 has been a great year for me. It had its ups and downs, but I didn’t give up.

Here’s a tiny summary:

  • I achieved my “Ethical Hacker Specialist” certificate from Cencero IT
  • I’ve found the love of my life ❀️
  • I learned Nativescript to develop the LGBT Pride Month App
  • I dived into the ecosystem of Angular
  • I successfully passed my second year as Software Engineer student
  • I learned about money and becoming financially successful
  • I noticed that I’m inside a Rat Race working for money and I WANT OUT!
  • I started mentoring students, hosting webinars and it’s a lot of fun!
  • Won the local Hackathon 2018 with my Team. Whooo! πŸŽ‰
  • I started to work with an old friend on a project for Suriname. #NgineerLab
  • I’ve found my passion

2019 will be awesome! πŸ”₯