Degrade Gracefully
April 4, 2021 Markus Barth

I have just figured out one of my biggest flaws in BJJ. I do not degrade gracefully. While I am able to pull off all sorts of things on less demanding sparring partners, my level dramatically drops close to white belt level as soon as there is more pressure than I can handle. Instead of falling back to a basic but solid game I end up to a very passive role defending my status quo and freeze.

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Locust Load Test
OpenRateCache Released
March 28, 2021 Markus Barth

For someone not familiar with the pitfalls of the online travel business it may be surprising that one of the major problems consists in the delivery of accurate prices in real time. As rate calculation takes time this information is usually cached. However, conventional databases struggle with the sheer amount of data.

Toptal application form
A Million Application Forms and counting
Feb. 22, 2021 Markus Barth

Whether you are looking for a job or sign up on platforms for offering your skills as a freelance, many of these sites require you to pass your cv by means of a web form. In the end you spend your precious time filling in forms over and over again instead of coding or working on your project. Is this really necessary?

Ticket form
Print your own numbered tickets
Feb. 3, 2021 Markus Barth

Have you ever needed numbered tickets for a raffle, as entry tickets, vouchers, inventory or any other use? With this online ticket printer you can now generate PDF with the design of your own personal tickets readily laid out for printing.

Elina Moestam, Mark Lindblad, Marius Zaromskis and myself
The ten commandments of BJJ
Jan. 26, 2021 Markus Barth

I posted my personal "BJJ commandments" in a special interest group on LinkedIn and asked members to add their own advice. The reaction was amazing. I actually wanted to focus the advice on rolling. However, there were also quite a few reactions that referred to other aspects. In this article I will try to give all these contributions some shape.