Andy Jeffries - Taekwondo, Rails and Go

Andy Jeffries - Taekwondo, Rails and Go

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Diary of Kukkiwon Poom/Dan Examiner Course — Vienna, Austria November 2015

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Day 1/Friday — Registration and Theory Let’s start with the the bad news — the details of the course timings and the location of registration was notified to all candidates on the Thursday morning by email. It would be from 11am-1pm on the Friday at the Hotel…

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Using Flexirest to Access an API

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While contracting at Which? Ltd, I wrote a Ruby Gem to allow Ruby Developers to easily interact with REST-based services called ActiveRestClient. Sure, there are other libraries out there to do this, but I’ve felt for a while there was nothing that was as easy…

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My Setup ala UsesThis.com

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What’s this all about? I’m a big fan of The Setup on UsesThis.com and while I’m not famous enough to warrant my own article on there, I thought I’d actually like to document my own current setup/tools/etc so in the future I can compare how things have changed.…

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Taekwondo Promotion (Grading) Tests

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I’ve been doing Taekwondo since 1986 and over the years I watched gradings done in different ways, by different teachers. Some I agreed with, some I didn’t. In the end I came back to how my first instructor Grandmaster Pan Sim Woon did promotion tests and I fo…

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Diary of Foreign Taekwondo Masters Training Course, Korea 2013

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Saturday 13th July I arrived at Incheon at about 8:30 and got on the KAL bus to Gangnam. After a short walk I arrived at my room and the landlady kindly talked me around the place and facilities. By about midday I was just about to pack my dobok and head over…