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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2013 Retrospective. My 5 Pros & Cons

Posted on Tue 31 December 2013 in personal • Tagged with work, conferences

Just one hour to finish this 2013, and I would like to do a small retrospective about what 2013 was for me. I really hate this kind of posts, because are egocentric, but really I do it for myself (that is the meaning of self-centered, isn’t it?). There are …


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I'm ticketero

Posted on Mon 02 December 2013 in personal • Tagged with work, ticketea

I’m very proud to announce that from today I've join to the ticketea team (a ticketing company based on Spain) as iOS developer.

Last two years I was divided between management, dealing with customers, and finally development tasks, so I wanted to focus on my real passion: the development.

These days have been very intense, but I’m really happy with my new workmates :)

Thank you all for the congratulations & two.