Oops I Did It Again

For the third time in the twelve year history of this blog, I’ve moved the site URL to a new one. Originally this blog started under www.abaltazar.org, then switched to www.rubyninja.org, now www.antoniobaltazar.com/blog/ is its permanent home. The primary reason for this new switch is because I’m consolidating my webapps into fewer domains as possible. […]

New Portfolio Site!

So I was laid off my job last month, this gave me a good reason to finally redo what was a fairly ugly looking portfolio site. This time around instead of creating the entire static site from scratch (after all CSS and JavaScript are not quite my forté) I opted to use a pre-existing open […]

Triss Merigold Prime 1 Studio Statue

After just three months of it’s initial release, I finally got my third Witcher 3 statue from Prime 1 Studio. Unlike the Geralt and Eredin statues, the Triss Merigold statue is very simplistic (though not in a bad way). The Eredin statue took me well over 30 minutes to put it together, and even the […]

Angry final season Game of Thrones fans can Fuck Off

We’re on the eve of the grand finally of HBO’s Game of Thrones TV show, and unless you’ve been living under a rock these last two months, it is has been all over the place. Making the TV show and in my opinion more importantly, the entire universe of A Song of Ice and Fire, […]

Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

Today being the international Tolkien Reading Day, it’s difficult not to mention the upcoming Amazon Lord of the Rings television series. Given some of the type of YouTube channels I’m subscribed too (fantasy/book related), it’s been somewhat difficult for me to not see any news about this TV series. All of which I’ve completely ignored, […]

2019 New Year’s Resolutions

Keeping with my yearly tradition, these are my New Year’s Resolutions in no particular order: Lose the weight I gained in 2018 Replace all caffeine with Yerba Mate / Chimarrão Improve time management and daily schedule routine Write (edit and research) more Linguistic studies Read The Wheel of Time Be more fiscally responsible Eat more healthy

Mechanical Keyboard

A few days ago I had to work from home, and this made me realize and appreciate how much I love my mechanical keyboard. At work I use a CM Storm Quick Fire Cherry MX Blue, while at home (desk only, since normally I’m just using a laptop) I use an old A1048 Apple Keyboard. It […]

Blocking Facebook and YouTube

Although I didn’t mentioned it as being one of my New Year’s Resolution. This year I’m opting to limit myself wasting time in social media sites, in particular YouTube and Facebook. It’s incredible how much time I waste in these social media sites, instead of using this precious time in something more productive and practical. […]

2018 New Year’s Resolutions

In no particular order: Lose the weight I gained in 2017. Eat more healthy. Write more. Replace my daily Castilian vocabulary with Portuguese. Obtain a professional tech certification (AWS, Docker, or RHCE). Not buy anymore video games. Delve into the world of photography. Start my day at 5:00 am.

Bye 2017

2017 has been a the year that I went full blown Tolkien. Although I must admit, this year has been one of my poorest reading years in terms of quantity, but of quality, that’s a different story. Another cool thing that happened this year was my purchase of an awesome Sauron statue. In terms of […]