Welcome to my blog

Learn from my past experiences and experiments.

Story

An honest cover letter

Hi! I'm Wes Lynn (she/her/hers). I'm a female Brazilian software engineer with over 2 decades of professional IT experience. I started out of boredom and curiosity, by tearing apart my mother's computer, assembling it again, being grounded for it, and then being asked to help her connect to the internet; Went through my SysAdmin phase by trying to figure out how to install SNES emulators and discovering that I had a serious case of having Windows 98 First Edition and having to perform a clean OS install; Took a sabbatical year backpacking, riding my bike, eating junk food, getting fat and absorbing all that free content available at a dial of the 56k modem to get fluent in English while learning how to code by myself; And finally working with employers worldwide of multiple sizes, and nationalities, and supporting clients as a professional jack of all trades.

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Story

The waitress of the universe

He unlocked a few possibilities for me. He gave me the gifts I asked for and set me to work. It was weird and scary, yet also lively and joyful. He knew all my flaws and asked why I wasn't doing what I was supposed to: "Why I wasn't happy? Why it wasn't enough?" It was harsh to hear, but still, I heard because he was peaceful and kind. Like asking a friend how he/she truly feels about something trivial. While listening to him, I lost myself in the realization that, like all the people I dislike, I avoid difficult conversations. He knew my anger and fears. Moreover, he knew exactly how I used those feelings to perpetuate my resistance to those difficult conversations. The ones that could lead me to change and improve.

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Story

Eu podia tá matando ou roubando mas tô aqui pedindo

Ser pobre é foda. Agora, ser pobre no DF e depender de transporte público, é foda demais! Esse era o meu pensamento frequente nas paradas e nos ônibus. Eu odiava aquilo tudo. A espera sem fim. Sem saber se o ônibus tava atrasado ou adiantado. O calor do cerrado. Cheio de maluco e de gente carente. Tinha vez que eu preferia gastar o dinheiro da passagem com um lanche e andar 40 minutos até em casa fugindo dos mala e dos maluco, só pra não pegar ônibus. Chegar em casa com meus bens intactos era uma vitória pra rebeldia sem causa que habitava em mim. Bons tempos.

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Poetry

Amsterdam sandwich

I'm a little bitch I ate my sandwich On that weird kebab place where I don’t know si hablo ingles I think I oversaw the thoughts of overall. Maybe was that shit you gave, that brought me back from outta space.

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Poetry

Twenty-three

Anger, Shame, don't be stranger. Do not live it to your fame. Have I been the lonely ranger? Come and greet me. Oh shame! Cause long I've been waiting. Kiss your cold twisted lips. The craving never fading. Squeeze poems like tits.

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Poetry

It's just words

Can't deny the power, the power of the word. Sounds that make feel higher, waves that can disturb. Words can bring you love, a job, a house, the world! The spell forever evolve, not fixed, it’s absurd.

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Poetry

Tchau

Já não da pra esconder, nem tão pouco negar, o que eu tenho sentido. Chego assim, sem querer, me fez acreditar, que quero estar contigo. Sabe como tem meu bem. Me conheceu no meu mal. Também diz que tem saudade. Porque é que nunca vem? Sempre está com esse tal.

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Poetry

Paraíso

Essa, que chegou mansinho na mesa do bar. Eva, me levou ao Éden me fez flutuar. Pressa, pra um dia comigo escolher repousar. Sofro, mergulho no abismo de mim pra buscar. Outro, que bem cedo foi preso por não comportar. Luto, pra que saia ileso continue a nadar.

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Poetry

Vivo e morro à vagar

É dia, abro os olhos outra vez. Dia inteiro que passou, névoa rala que ficou, flashes falhos que restou, memórias, frases, fim de mês. Pois mal o ano começou, e o pensamento que restou, abrindo o mês que terminou, já virou embriaguez.

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Poetry

Sei não!

Nunca sei se largo ou fujo, como for vai ser correto. Se fujo me achas, se largo, te encontro. Atraio assim o seu afeto. Das artes que sei tentei de todas. Quase nada funcionou, recorro então à mais antiga, maneira marota de ser quem sou.

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Loving I left you

She gave all hope, she had that day. Even if I'd tried, she would've slipped away. Can ever you, forgive my fate? Beaten up your heart, the one you hate. Silent sharing the price. Enough said I'll must do. Loving I left you. Loving I left you.

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Ruby on Rails

Hello World!

In this article, I enlist the reasons and inspirations that led me to rebuild this website from scratch. It now uses the latest Ruby on Rails 7 version and Turbo + Stimulus. Read on to uncover the vision and goals for this exciting project as I share my insights and think process.

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AWS

Securing S3 static websites

This article discusses the importance of securing S3 static websites and provides guidance on how to implement security measures such as access policies, SSL certificates, and other best practices.

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AWS Linux

Customizing the default user of an Linux AMI on AWS

By following these instructions, you'll be able to create a new user with your preferred username and password, set up SSH keys, and configure sudo permissions. This guide is useful for anyone who wants to tailor their Linux AMIs to their specific needs, whether you're setting up a personal server or deploying a web application in the cloud.

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