Yet Another HR Friendly Document

Over a year late, but I finally managed to complete my AWS Associate level trifecta certifications by passing the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator exam this past Friday. I obtained the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification on November 2019 and the AWS Certified Developer – Associate certification on September 2020. The Solutions Architect certification […]

Reconquista Timeline and GitHub Pages

Website URL: https://alpha01.github.io/reconquista-timeline/ GitHub Repository: https://github.com/alpha01/reconquista-timeline I’m somewhat of a Hispanic history nerd, particularly the Reconquista Era. I’ve read about 20+ books on this subject, have three regular journal notebooks scattered with lots of different notes. I love book journaling, however this form of research and study does have it’s drawbacks. The main one, my […]

I don’t watch any movies

People seem to get shocked whenever I tell them that I don’t watch any movies, this also includes regular (live acting) TV shows. Over the last 20 years, I’ve gone to a movie theatre no more than 5 times (at least that I remember), and I had some fairly good excuses to do so. All […]

2022 New Year’s Resolution

Almost two years into a world-wide pandemic, is not stopping us from the yearly tradition of having a New Year’s Resolution list. In no particular order, these are my 2022 New Year’s Resolutions: Loose all the weight I gained in 2021 Write book reviews of the 30+ books I’ve read during the pandemic Read all […]

New Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro

It’s been four months since I purchased an M1 MacBook Pro. This new Apple Silicon M1 is a replacement to my old 2012 11 inch MacBook Air, so this was the primary reason why I decided to fully spec the new laptop to 16GB RAM and 2TB hard drive as an attempt to make it […]

2021 New Year’s Resolutions

2020 was a complete shit year, yet this yearly traditional post must still continue. These are my 2021 New Year’s Resolutions in no particular order: Lose the weight I gained in 2020 (seriously) Watch less crap on YouTube Learn Go Learn Kubernetes more in depth Acquire more Professional certifications Not buy any video games Write […]

2020 New Year’s Resolutions

As tradition states for almost ten years now, here are my new year’s resolution in no particular order: Lose the weight I gained in 2019 Linguistic studies Obtain all AWS Associate and Professional (non-specialty) level certifications Bible studies Extend my knowledge of the medieval world Practice meditation more

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 […]

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, […]