Daniele Esposti's Blog

WEBdeLDN: Horror stories

WEBdeLDN is small but very cool monthly meetup organised in London. I recommend it to everyone, the top[ics ranges from technology to management to mental health, so everyone interested in the present and the future is highly welcome. In the last session the topics was “Horror stories”, stories about failures...


Fix corrupted Time Machine sparse bundles

I know that on the Internet there is an unlimited amout of articles and posts about how to solve the issue about corrupted Time Machine backups on our NASs. I have tried a lot of them when my backup has been corrupted but even following religiously their steps I didn’t...


Create a Python module in Rust

Rust is a new language which aims to be fast a C/C++ but safer and more expressive. Writing code in Rust is not just fun but it also can be useful to write modules for Python to replace CPU-bound code with it’s counterpart in Rust. Thanks to the rust-cpython project...


Cross-compile Python packages with Docker

Cross-compiling is the action of building a package or a binary for a different system thatn the current used for the compilation process; for example compiling ARM binaries on a x86 architecture. In this post I’m going to cross-compile Python packages for a specific Linux distribution using Docker as a...


Create a plugin for Google Protocol Buffer

Google’s Protocol Buffer is a library to encode and decode messages in a binary format optimised for compactness and portability between different platforms. At the moment the core library can generate code for C/C++, Java and Python but additional languages can be implemented by writing a plugin for the Protobuf’s...