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Perfection is a lie

The essence of perfection is a powerful marketing concept. You are surrounded by perfection. All the Instagram pics you see are perfect, everything around you looks perfect, the ads, the models, the success stories. The marketing orchestra plays around this concept for a reason: you need a new tool to reach perfection, and a new one, and probably a new one next year. Companies can sell dreams, every day. The quest of perfection is a perfect never ending story.

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Damian Le Nouaille
1 year without Facebook Feed

It’s been a year now that I stopped using Facebook. I didn’t really stopped but I removed my Facebook Feed (article part 1, interlude, part 2).

This is what I want to be an honest feedback about this experience. It was not all green and beautiful. Removing an addiction sometimes makes you discover new darkness and I will explain which ones exactly.

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Damian Le Nouaille
Instagram is listening to you (part 2)

First of all, thank you all for the reactions: the haters, the feedbacks, the explanations and the thousand tweets and “claps”. All of your contributions help to create awareness regarding our privacy. Many media contacted me to talk about this, some guys translated it in italian and spanish. The post had way more impact than I though.

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Damian Le Nouaille
We should write more letters

This year, I ended up in situations where calling and texting were not enough to make myself clear. In some critical moments of my life, I wanted to express myself differently and take my time to carefully pick my words.

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Damian Le Nouaille
Instagram is listening to you

Some weeks ago, I saw an ad (sponsored post) on Instagram that surprised me. It was about a product I never googled, shared, liked, or talked about on any social network even in direct messages. I had a bad intuition: the only time this product came up was in a random chat with a couple of friends in a cafe. And the only way for Instagram to know about this was to listen to my real life conversations with the microphone.

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Damian Le Nouaille
Controller's Responsibilities

After some discussions with our Rails developers team, we agree on some guidelines for our controllers. You should understand why controllers should stay skinny and there are some tips you can use to reduce their size.

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Damian Le Nouaille
Checklist in Web projects

This is a simple list I want to check when starting a Web project. This is not specific to a language choice but all this rules will really help you during the process. There are questions you have to answer before starting the code.

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Damian Le Nouaille
First

The “I need to write it somewhere” is doing a while (true) in my mind every day. I’m please to announce my personal logs. You will read technical feedback from my experience, tips and thoughts about the Web.

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Damian Le Nouaille