Ph.D. student in computer science, interested in overcoming inner barriers, getting through grad school, and in the joy of programming.

When Python’s KafkaProducer is simply stuck.

Google couldn’t help me fixing the problem, so I decided to quickly write up how I solved it to be of use for future generations.

Essence of my setup

I use kafka-python, json encoders and some loop to continuously emit messages.

I want to emit tuples for different topics, thus I assign a variable…

These “five types of reading” lead you from the huge “to read” pile towards reading with focus, purpose, and speed.

Photo by Alfons Morales on Unsplash

* Title inspired by Stephen Kings “On Writing”. One of the best books I ever read.

Reading the wrong way frustrates and slows you down.

Reading used to look a lot like this for me: I pick a paper because I know I “should read more”. Then, I lose focus after the first five paragraphs, because there is a…

Make Small Presents to the Future You, Photo by Dimitri Tyan on Unsplash

Small actions that make your life less stressed and give you control

I wake up early, take a shower, go into the kitchen for breakfast and run into a wall of dishes. So I clean the kitchen instead of enjoying a nice, calm cup of coffee. I rather drink my coffee in a hurry and rush to catch the bus. Arriving at…

Henriette Röger

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