Raúl Benencia


Hello, and welcome. I’m Raúl Benencia, also known as Rul, and this is my blog.

I publish mostly technical musings related to the Debian project, Emacs, and free software in general. There’s also a Spanish version.


Kafka Topics: Pitfalls and Insights

A few weeks ago I published an article on ThousandEyes’ blog describing my experiences with Kafka Topics.

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Debian Maintainer

As of yesterday, I’ve been bestowed the title of Debian Maintainer.

Those who know me knows how much I admire the Debian project, so it’s truly an honor to get this recognition and be able to keep giving back to the community in a more autonomous way.

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Some days ago I announced the release of Shoelaces, a tool for automating servers bootstrapping. It’s particularly useful on on-premise data centers environments.

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LibrePlanet 2018

This year I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, to the annual Libreplanet conference.

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Using notmuch-emacs along with other folder-based MUA

I’ve started to leave my mutt niche in order to start using notmuch-emacs MUA. All in all, I can see the see the speed advantage of using notmuch, among other little perks. Nevertheless, the approach of tagging emails instead of organizing them in IMAP folders makes the use of notmuch a little non-portable for others folder based user agents. I wouldn’t mind that, but I like receiving my emails on my mobile phone and as far as I know there is no such thing as a mobile notmuch MUA.

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