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On Medium: Cars, absolute nonsense.

I never understood my friends buying a 15 000 € new car at age 20. Do you realise this is a lot of money for a piece of metal using a stupid engine? What get me crazy is worst: these same people prefer to live in their parent’s home and having a fancy car rather than experiencing freedom in their own place. It’s a widely spread pattern. I saw this many times in Spain, Italy, and France.

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Damian Le Nouaille
On Medium: My unfair advantages

This article is a tribute to my family, my friends, and my surrounding who help me to grow up in a positive way. When I meet people and they ask about my past, they are surprised by my “career” and often say “Bravo, you can be proud of being a self made man”.

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Damian Le Nouaille
On Medium: 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
On Medium: 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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On Medium: 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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On Medium: 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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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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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