A few words about minimalism

Minimalism

One professor from my studies asked group: what’s the difference between big and small house? This question was tricky, because all answers were… bad. Ha could refute all our arguments related to big, but also to small house. Conclusion was simple: we should looking for the golden mean, something best for our needs. It was few years ago, but I still remember this question, and it’s very good option to start new topic – few words about possible advantages of minimalism in our life.

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Fabric.js – change uploaded image color

Painting

Fabric.js is amazing library – I know, that we have a lot of drawing possibilities using canvas element, but “vanilla version” is not very readable and difficult to use. With fabric.js, everyting is much simpler and cleaner, we can also use a lot of build-in tools. One of them is image filters. We can modify images in many ways, apply for example sepia filter, but also make other changes. Last time I must just change image color. Yep, user can upload image (or I load image using static url), and I want to force using color, not original. Diffucult? Not with fabric.js.

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Create development environment on MacOS using Homebrew

I prefer MacOS to develop, because it’s much more stable than Windows 10 – last issues with October update are the best evidence, that something is not ok with this OS development. It’s similar to Linux in many ways, but not exactly Linux like Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL etc. In effect, we can’t just use build-in repositories to install some required software, services and servers. But there is very nice option called Homebrew. Using this, we can make MacOS even closer to Linux system and configuration will be simpler.

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Carbon handlebars in CX bike – is it worth it?

I have carbon-based frame and fork on my CX bike (used also as road bike and gravel) and I make a lot of experiments with it – changing chainrings, wheels, derailleurs, tires. One of interesting test was carbon-based handlebars. I decided to buy it and try, on road cycling, but also on light terrain. After few months I really can’t recommend this solution, because of many disadvantages and a lack of real life advantages. Maybe you can say something different about that, but I don’t have great opinion about carbon in this place.

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Why I stopped using tubeless and why it sucks

I wrote few times about tubeless or about tyres which I use in tubeless system – for example Schwalbe X-One on CX rides, Schwalbe Pro One on road (road tubeless), and Panaracer Gravelking SK as gravel allround tyres. After more than I year, I decided to stop this madness and go back to inner tubes. Why? Because tubeless isn’t perfect, and on real, amateur usage, can be very problematic. Read more to see why.

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