Taco Steemers

A personal blog.

Welcome to my website.

I like building software and websites, and occasionally I write about that. Below are recently updated notes and articles.


Factors in deciding which jlink compression level to use
Succeeding with work assignments
In case you have doubts about putting your (hobby) stuff out there
What is HTTP, actually? What happens when we access a web page
Starting up: low friction, minimal process and minimal tools
Title keywords make company websites easier to find later on
Catching an exception from an annotation on a JAX-RS resource
Checking checksums
Thinking about how to organise my writing
Automatically blocking a git commit if we detect a known mistake
Avoid unmaintained and undifferentiated forks on your repository hosting profile
Diagramming can be a valuable tool for thinking as well as communication
On clarifying the status of demoed products
Some files and information should not be in source control


Notes on manually using Jackson (java)
Solving SSH error: no matching host key type found
Notes on working with Ruby projects
Notes on docker
Notes on the mysql client
Notes on Spring Data
Notes on DeltaSpike data access
Notes on sed, the stream editor
Notes on Snip & Sketch How to locate the Snip & Sketch directory
Notes on xRDP
Notes on grep
Notes on apt (the package manager)
Dropping a MySQL database that gives errorno: 39
Fixing a MySQL database server that became case-sensitive