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We are not tools

Feb/27/2014 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

Yes, this will be a rant. Yes, this will have a lot of cursing involved. If you have any problems with that you should remove yourself out of the premisses. Moving on.

A lot of people have this preposterous idea that designers, developers, web-designers and everyone working in, or for the creative business, are just tools. They exist to make all demands no matter what they are. well, I'm a web-developer. Sometimes I do some web-design work too. But I don't even begin to imagine the crappy feeling my fellow designers must feel when they have to give up to the clients demands.

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I'm not a Ukrainian... but we should try to help

Feb/19/2014 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

I am not a Ukrainian. But, the creator of this video is and it should make us all feel like we are. Watch it. Share it. Send it to your representatives. It’s not your problem. True. But all of our collective voices might be part of the solution.

Sure this has nothing to do development, but it's my blog and I do what I want here.

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Git extras

Feb/10/2014 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

I'm a heavy git user, hence I'm always trying to improve my workflow while using it. I normally have 3 ways of using git. I could use a gui client (sourcetree), normally I do this when I'm preparing a new release.

On my daily code day I would use git inside Sublime Text 2. That way I don't need to constantly change between my text editor of choice and a git gui or the terminal. However, from time to time, I use just the terminal. That happens for two reasons, one I could be using git remotely, or I could be doing something more difficult that couldn't be resolved inside sourcetree or Sublime Text.

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Remove the admin bar on wordpress

Feb/07/2014 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

Yes, lately I've been doing some Wordpress stuff. Before you start throwing stones, I'm not doing the kind of stuff to be ashamed about. I'm actually building some blogs.

One thing that bothers me a lot is the admin bar on the front-end, always there, always present. Fucking up my css.

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How to add another virtual host using Vagrant

Jan/09/2014 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

There's a lot of ways to use Vagrant. Some people create a virtual machine per project. I don't like that idea. I think it's best to create a virtual machine for each different server you have to deploy. So if I have 2 projects that are going to be deployed to the same server why should I create two virtual machines? Makes no sense to me. Those two projects belong in the same virtual machine.

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