New blog post:

Vue 3 is going to be released soon and I wanted to see how easy it is to create the simples possible useful application with it. It turns out it's pretty easy with vue-cli and serverless tools! Here I share my findings.

a.l3x.in/blog/serverless-web-c

"And that girl with no name, over there in Braavos."

Oh boy, only the gods know how much I'm looking forward news about that "no one" over there.

georgerrmartin.com/notablog/20

New blog post:

I love how Serverless enables simple solutions to common DevOps tasks: in this article I describe one simple way to automate MongoDB database backups using AWS Fargate, S3, and CDK.

a.l3x.in/blog/mongodb-backups-

Cercle's YouTube channel is a pot of gold

N'to live @ Tour Saint-Jacques in Paris

youtu.be/LL0b2ZKEJoY

A few minutes ago four individuals, fully dressed in black, face covered, swiftly occupied the apartment next to mine.
Two of them appeared to be adult and two juvenile.
A reminder of my indecision about which kind of outfit is the most intimidating between:
- burka
- SWAT team
- SS official
- Pennywise the clown
- Boba Fett / Mandalorian

Kind of surprising to realize that for most of sedentary people (i.e. most of the World population) leading a nomadic kind of lifestyle basically means living in vacation mode all year long.


New blog post:

A few days ago I forgot to renew one of my registered Internet domains which I believed was set to auto-renew and received a few alerts when affected services started to fail. I hence took the chance to setup a simple and free monitoring solution to avoid incurring again in this same problem once and for all. Powered by AWS CDK, Python and WhoisXML

a.l3x.in/2020/07/23/free-whois

Sweet, just now that I was going to start my evening sunbath session

"Tons of iOS apps are crashing right now due to an issue with Facebook"

bgr.com/2020/07/10/ios-apps-cr

95% of the new blog layout is done, that last 5% though could take forever.

First finish the blog or the new article on and I'm writing?

Decisions, decisions...

Time goes by but Harmonica (Once Upon a Time in the West by Sergio Leone) remains my favorite badass hero ever

youtube.com/watch?v=lyuwBW9lNa

Finally started to work on the new version of my personal blog/main website.

Stack:
- Hugo static site generator
- HTML5/CSS3 for markup and layout
- Markdown for all the content
- vanilla JS for some prebuild API interaction and responsive layout handling
- Netlify for hosting + CI/CD + CDN

So far so (very) good. is really powerful, learning curve is a bit steep (and Go templates syntax is ackward) but it really helps a lot in keeping the codebase DRY.

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