Hi, I'm Ricky

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my small part of the digital universe. As you navigate through these virtual pages, you'll find a multi-passionate individual who has a wide range of experiences and skills. Who, hopefully, has some things to share with the rest of the world.

For the past 3 years, I've been wearing multiple hats as the Director of Technology and Operations at The Migus Group. Working at a small startup affords me the opportunity to use my varied life experiences and skills to have a valuable impact on the company and the customers we serve.

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Latest Posts

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Migrating a Python Package from Travis CI to GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions is the new hotness for continuous integration(CI) and deployment. To the point where it seems to be the default for new open source projects that are GitHub based.

Published: March 31, 2021

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My Spondylitis Story

This article has been taken from Chapter 9 of my book – Taking Charge – Making your healthcare appointments work for you.

Published: January 26, 2021

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This face...

This is not a face of contentment. Nor the face of comfort. This is the face of someone who does what they have to, despite it being the last thing they wanted to do.

Published: September 10, 2020

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Automating new Python environments with PowerShell

I'm a big fan of automation. If I can automate something, I will. One thing I do often is create a new virtual environment for Python applications, which is just a simple terminal command. But then I have to update pip. Every. Single. Time.

Published: April 24, 2020

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Stop calling me lucky for having good kids!

My kids are just like any other. They've been tears galore at times. And the kids cry, too. But in the end, we get there. And at no point has luck played a part in it.

Published: April 19, 2020

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Martial Arts

Martial arts is more than just about punching and kicking. It encompasses all aspects of a person’s well-being, not just the physical. By definition, martial arts is indeed an art. Not every one that practices martial arts is there for the self-defense skills. That can be a happy bonus. Art in any form is fulfilling and creative. The martial arts are no different.

Published: April 18, 2020