Ben Shi

Ben Shi

I'm Ben Shi, a Sydney-based Full Stack Software Engineer specialising in micro-services and API development. This is a playground for me to document my learnings and experiences as a technologist.

You can find out a little bit more about me over here.

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29 October, 2013

The “Let’s just code” mentality

As developers, I think the biggest mistake we make is to jump straight into coding. I have just finished a 5-week long graduate training…

15 June, 2013

A Midway Checkpoint for 2013

Checking in for first half of 2013. I started at my new job Starting at a new job has also being something daunting for me especially when I…

12 June, 2013


There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you…

31 October, 2012

Recursively change permission on files and directories

Recursively change permission on ONLY directories Recursively change permission on ONLY files Recursively change permission on a certain…

02 October, 2012

ffmpeg one liners

ffmpeg is a cross-platform library for videos and audio files. ffmpeg just hit version 1.0 couple days ago and I thought its a good time to…