Fatih Arslan

My thoughts about Programming, Coffee, Bags and various other stuff

Configure Arq to backup to DigitalOcean Spaces

Configure Arq to backup to DigitalOcean Spaces

Arq is a Mac application that sits in your menubar and continuously backs up your data. Let us configure Arq to use DigitalOcean Spaces. Read More…

Notes about migrating to Hugo

Notes about migrating to Hugo

I've moved my blog from Wordpress.com to Hugo. I wrote some of my thoughts on why I made the switch, ideas, improvements for the design and custom tooling for my editing workflow. Read More…

Blue Bottle in Japan

Blue Bottle in Japan

For a while, I knew Blue Bottle was interested to invest into Japan. Their CEO James Freeman was inspired from a small Kissaten (old Japanese Coffee shop) when he opened his first Blue Bottle Coffee shop Read More…

Tom Bihn Tri-Star Bag Review

Tom Bihn Tri-Star Bag Review

Let me introduce my newest bag, the Tom Bihn Tri-Star. A midsize carry-on friendly travel bag for the traveler or weekender. The idea of traveling with a single bag, also called one-bagging is a fascinating topic. Read More…

Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase Review

Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase Review

A classic, ultralight, minimalist briefcase for the urban dwellers. I purchased this briefcase because I wanted to have something that is lightweight yet durable - something I could carry with me in the city. Read More…

The ultimate guide to writing a Go tool

The ultimate guide to writing a Go tool

This is a lengthy blog post that explains every single detail of how to write and build a Go tool from scratch. It contains many unique details,  tips & tricks and unknown Go bits. Read More…

Why I left Medium and moved back to my own domain

Why I left Medium and moved back to my own domain

When I’ve started writing my stories on Medium it felt realy good. Medium was the perfect medium to share your thoughts with all your followers. However in couple of years it changed a lot and I didn’t liked those changes. What were these? Read More…

Minaal Daily Bag review

Minaal Daily Bag review

It’s time for another backpack review! This time I want to share my experiences and thoughts about using the Minaal Daily Bag. As some of you know, I use a bag extensively before writing down my thoughts on it. Read More…

Goruck GR1 (26L) Backpack Review

Goruck GR1 (26L) Backpack Review

I had to start carry something more comfortable and something that could hold more in a better way. I’m also working remotely from home, so I was not going to use the bag every single day. Read More…

Starting your Coffee journey

Starting your Coffee journey

I’m a coffee geek. I really love coffee. Every single morning I have the same routine at home. The smell of good coffee is everywhere in our home. I frequently get a lot of questions about how to drink fresh and quality coffee. Because the number of questions is increasing I’ve decided to provide some guidelines. Read More…

Navigation between functions and types in vim-go

Navigation between functions and types in vim-go

Text-objects are great to modify and change the function. But we also might want to move around functions. Suppose there are several function declarations in the current file and you want to jump to them directly? Read More…

Treating Go types as objects in Vim

Treating Go types as objects in Vim

Motion is the name I gave to the whole project that combines the parser and CLI tool, vim implementation and the idea behind this story. Read More…

My journey about implementing an HCL parser in pure Go

My journey about implementing an HCL parser in pure Go

One of my new side projects was about a scanner/parser family written in pure Go for the Hashicorp Configuration Language. I had two reasons for it, the first one was to have fun and learn the internals of Go’s own parser family (go/{ast,token,scanner,parser}) and the second one was to have a hclfmt command, just like gofmt, which would format an HCL file based on predefined set of rules. Read More…

A look at Go lexer/scanner packages

A look at Go lexer/scanner packages

I’ve decided to create a lexer (a.k.a scanner) for an upcoming hobby project. Before creating the lexer, I wanted to see how a lexer can be implemented in Go. Also important for me was how to implement it with an idiomatic Go usage. Read More…

Drift: A coffee geek’s dream magazine

Drift: A coffee geek’s dream magazine

Drift is a magazine about coffee, the people that gives coffee a meaning and the cities they are shaping. Each issue is about a specific city. It explores the city’s various layers and shows a detailed lookup. Stories are not just about coffee itself, they’re about humans exploring coffee and creating with it the city’s culture. Read More…

Ten Useful Techniques in Go

Ten Useful Techniques in Go

Here are my own best practices that I’ve gathered from my personal experiences with dealing lots of Go code for the past years. I believe they all scale well. Read More…

Receiving Kindle books as donation for my open source project

Receiving Kindle books as donation for my open source project

Recently I’ve was asked a lot whether I was receiving donations or not. I was not. Because I didn’t need it and I thought it was not necessary. However the number of requests of having a donation option was increasing. People wanted to give something and I wasn’t providing them a way to fulfill their wish. Read More…