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Mindfulness, a rope only you can climb

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I hit the bottom. Again.

My existencial dread dragged me down hard. It wasn’t this bad since 2014. In the last month I had one big panic attack and half a dozen smaller anxiety spikes. Maybe I’ll talk about it in another post.

Apparently the only “medicine” is learning and practicing mindfulness, so my therapist recommended the book “Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World”.

The book has two theory chapters and I found so many “that’s how I feel!” moments that I decided to share this summary. If you are struggling with similar issues, give that book a try. I’ve highlighted my issues ⚠️ and my coping mechanisms ✅.

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Technology

Asserting text using Cypress

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Photo by Sunyu on Unsplash
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Technology

Cypress: PageObjects using inheritance

Scenario:

  • Your web site is deployed on several countries. The behaviour of the page you want to test (e.g. sign up) is mostly the same across countries, however some business rules change per country.
  • You are using the PageObjects pattern to encapsulate the details of each page. You want to avoid duplicated code.
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Technology

Pipeline triggering pipeline on GitLab

Usually when configuring a GitLab pipeline (.gitlab-ci.yml) you only care about steps in your own pipeline. Sometimes however, you may want to trigger other pipelines (of other repositories) as a step of your own pipeline.

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Technology

Cypress Sapling (automation template)

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No need to start with the seed – plant the sapling!