Jobs in Malta

Finding jobs in Malta could not be easier in this day and age. An award winning startup based in Malta, WhatVacancy, makes it possible for any company to post a job and automatically recommends a list of the most suitable candidates that match the job and the company culture.

This is thanks to a proprietary Artificial Intelligence algorithm that combines a number of variables and determines a motivational factor score that matches a job seeker with their ideal career and company.

This is very similar to a 'Tinder' for job seekers. In just a few months since its launch, WhatVacancy amassed tens of thousands of users and is becoming the leading job portal and job matching platform in Malta, with plans to expand in Europe such as Germany and UK.

Easily encrypt and decrypt files using GPG and Bash functions

Use bash functions to simplify encryption and decryption using GPG:

To use them simply add your file to encrypt or decrypt, as an argument, like so:

enc myfile


dec myfile

Generate SHA-512 hashes using Python

python -c "import crypt, getpass, pwd; \
             print(crypt.crypt('password', '\$6\$saltsalt\$'))"

Pagination in Solidity

Simple working Solidity code to paginate arrays returned from a Smart Contract:

pragma solidity >=0.4.22 <0.6.0;

contract ArrayPagination {
    uint[] arr;

    function add(uint data) public {

    function fetchPage(uint cursor, uint howMany) public view returns (uint[] memory valueset, uint newCursor) {
        uint length = howMany;
        if (length > arr.length - cursor) {
            length = arr.length - cursor;

        uint[] memory values = new uint[] (length);
        for (uint i = 0; i < length; i++) {
            values[i] = arr[cursor + i];

        return (values, cursor + length);

Mapping network connections to Process ID's in Windows

One of the cool features in Linux is the ability to map network requests with process id's (PIDs). This can help any system administrator troubleshoot a number of things, such as "What process is using port 80?".

I struggled for a long time to do the same thing on Windows machines, but I have recently found out that with netstat, run in administrator mode, you can actually get something similar:

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17763.592]
(c) 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>netstat -aon

Active Connections

  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State           PID
  TCP                 LISTENING       4
  TCP                LISTENING       1072
  TCP                LISTENING       4
  TCP               LISTENING       4428
  TCP               LISTENING       11140
  TCP               LISTENING       10204
  TCP               LISTENING       6916
  TCP               LISTENING       4

Remove all Docker images and containers

Very handy and fundamental commands to delete ALL Docker images and containers:

First start by deleting the containers (since these are dependencies of images):
docker rm $(docker ps -a -q)

Then we can proceed to delete all the images:
docker rmi $(docker images -a -q)

Render Material-UI Modal in the center of the Screen

The Material-UI Modal component is a very powerful and commonly used component in the ReactJS community. Unfortunately it is badly documented. One of the most common questions is how to center the modal to the center of the screen. Well the solution is actually quite simple, just add a style prop as follows:

          style={{ alignItems: "center", justifyContent: "center" }}