How I got hired thanks to my blog

I’m a good developer, not a genius, but I consider myself slightly above average and my english sucks balls, so…how I succeeded in getting hired in a foreign country? My Blog did Everything for Me! How do I know that? During both job interviews my blog was loaded on their screen and they where legitimately interested in my posts and the source code.

WordPress 101: WordPress for beginner developers

Working with Wordpress can be awesome and painful at the same time, especially when you have to dial with a lot of different parts of this CMS, or being forced to create some functions by yourself. In this series of tutorials I’m gonna touch the most common aspects that fill up the life of a Wordpress Developer, from the editing of the comment text, to the development of custom templates and plugins.

How to solve the “Mcrypt PHP extension required” problem during the Laravel installation

When it comes to learn or practice with something new the most frustrating part is when this new “toy” won’t work out of the box. And that’s what happened to me the first time I tried to install Laravel on my MacBook Pro. I struggled with this problem for a good hour before finally figuring out what was wrong, and I thought would be great to write it down for future installations or to help other dudes like me that could encounter this problem. So, let’s take a look.

My Birthday in Seattle

Grunge, Punk, Rock & Roll and Skyscrapers, Seattle hits you harder than you can imagine with all its passion and messiness. Spending my Birthday in Seattle was a dream since I was 19, since I discovered that music’s branch that crept into my veins and slapped my face with a metal glove. Only one year ago I would never image something like that, but finally I was there, and all the words are useless. Seattle is a beating heart of art and music, dirty, nostalgic, euphoric and sad, Seattle was a dream, and I lived that dream on a very special day!

The Flash Speed Painting – The sketch

A bit for fun, a bit for exercising, I present you the first part of my speed painting series based on one of my favourite DC Comics characters, The Flash. I recorded this video with Quicktime on my MacBook Pro 2011 with a Wacom Cintiq 13HD. This is just the first part, a fast sketch to set the space and figured out the character position. Hopefully, next week I’m gonna publish the detailed line-art and the inking section. Enjoy!

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