Using Youtube on iOS while screen is off

Posted on Sun 23 June 2019 in engineering • Tagged with ios, youtube

Some months ago Youtube presented Youtube Premium, a suscription plan that between more features, allows you to continue using video in background mode (while you're viewing another app or when you decide turn off the screen).

This easy tweak will allow you to continue seeing Youtube videos in background as …


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WeCode' talk about Dokku

Posted on Thu 28 March 2019 in conferences • Tagged with talks, Dokku

WeCode is a really nice conference in Valladolid (Spain) where some slots are opened to present yourself talks, so I decided to talk about one of my last toys: Dokku.

There is the video of the talk (Spanish), and the slides.


Turn off display on MacBook Air 2018

Posted on Tue 12 March 2019 in misc • Tagged with Mac, OS X

As you probably know, the MacBook Air released in 2018 includes TouchID as a way to unlock it. The fingerprint reader is located on the top right, where old Mac keyboards included the Eject key.

Probably you didn't use too much Eject in your not-DVD MacBook, BUT I used to …


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Scaling Amazon Aurora at ticketea

Posted on Fri 19 May 2017 in engineering • Tagged with ticketea, backups

I've written a post about how we scaling AWS Aurora at ticketea when we go to sell some big event. It's available on our engineering blog.

Scaling Amazon Aurora at ticketea


UIActivityViewController workaround to 'Share in WhatsApp' in iOS

Posted on Thu 19 May 2016 in engineering • Tagged with iOS

NOTE: this post was originally posted on Medium, so some comments still leaving there: medium.com/@patoroco.


UIActivityViewController was introduced in iOS 6 as a helper to share texts, links or images between apps.

It's really easy to work with default services (share on Twitter, Facebook, Mail…), and since several iOS versions, it's also integrated with third-party apps like Slack or Telegram.

Share Activity


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