Hi, there. I’m Chris Paraiso. 👋

I’m a software engineer in love with Go and Python. I tolerate JavaScript.

Preserving Quotes in YAML

For a bit of context, I’m working on a project that spits out a YAML file that has properties with UUIDs. These UUIDs are linked to different text files and image files. The goal was to have some kind of web component consisting of an SVG with a text overlay. The text was separated out for third-party localization. I wrote a Python script and successfully populated the YAML file with what I needed for now....

August 25, 2023

Fighting with venv in Python

I had a brain fart today. I was developing a personal project in Python and I had some library issues that I was trying to wrap my head around. It turns out, I didn’t even have my virtual environment running. I completely forgot. So then I activated it. source .venv/bin/activate Then I thought to myself… I don’t want to type that out every single damn time. I’m lazy. I don’t like to type unnecessary things....

August 23, 2023

Revisiting My Development Environment

From working the usual 9 to 5 job on top of studying data engineering (Python, SQL, DE concepts), I’ve been feeling a little burnt out with everything. I decided to take a break and revisit my development environment to see what I could add, remove or even change. It’s been a while. According to my dotfiles repository, it’s been about 6 years since I last updated it. This makes sense since in my aliases file, the most used aliases I’ve used over the years are:...

August 20, 2023

The Sorcery That Is VIM

This isn’t going to be about the history of Vim. This, also, is not going to be a Vim tutorial. What it will be is my experience with getting back into using it. My First Experience Back in the early 2000s while I was in college, I was approached by a classmate who mentioned that I should install and learn Linux. I decided on installing Slackware because that was the distribution everyone was suggesting to learn Linux....

April 17, 2023

Unlocking the Data Universe: Embarking on a Data Engineer Journey

I’ve been in the software engineering field since 2009 with a focus on front-end development and UI/UX. This is funny to me because when I first started learning web development back in the early 2000s, I avoided JavaScript like the plague. I would only touch the HTML and CSS of the website. The design was all I cared about. Now, JavaScript is all I do. The Now Currently, my team is contracted by Cisco to convert and migrate their Networking Academy application to replace all unsupported Flash assets into Canvas....

December 22, 2022