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Google's Lighthouse is a powerful free resource that helps developers build performant, accessible and SEO friendly websites. Here I show one way to make use of Lighthouse to add performance monitoring for web pages using Serverless components on AWS.

Best essay on remote work I've read so far. Cal Newport never disappoints.

"Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed"

This morning I woke up before dawn and went for a walk; the clouds, the post-apocalyptic lights and the absence of human life put me in the right mood to work on a "video clip" idea I had.

I borrowed Territory by The Blaze, which I think is the perfect soundtrack to tell a short story.

I love this song and I had a story to tell, so here we go, this is my personal interpretation of the meaning of "territory".

It also means you're going to meet my local friends.

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The technological side of Email has always occupied a bittersweet corner in my nerdy heart. In this article I dive a bit in the history of SMTP and share a simple but effective solution that I currently use to rationalise system and users' email delivery for a few of the Linux systems I manage.

All this talking of viruses has injected in me an intense urge to read that book once more:

“This Snow Crash thing--is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?”

Juanita shrugs. “What's the difference?”

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In a previous article I described how to develop a serverless event-driven application to automate social media updates. Now I show how to make use of RSS/Atom Feed and AWS Lambda + CDK to add the missing bit and make it 100% automated.

Getting mind and ears blown away by San Aaron playing Sonic Pi LIVE for GitHub Satellite Play track

More content to fill up our grounded-at-home days


The best way I've found today to waste some bandwidth while keeping the TV color busy

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Alexander Fortin's personal tech blog. Recently I write mostly about Serverless and Jamstack. You can follow me via the RSS feed.

Pandemics, global warming, ecological breakdowns, nuclear wars... they are all scary indeed, don't get me wrong.

I just say that the fact there's a very good chance Donald Trump is going to be re-elected as president of the USA beats them all in my top-10 dreadful list.

Not because of him being president, actually he's great entertainment, it's "the Americans" that scare the shit out of me.

I can't remember the last time I was so much in anticipation for a movie release. Actually I'm pretty sure I've never been. I just hope doomsday is scheduled after Villeneuve's Dune release date

ITA: la mia videorisposta a tutti quelli che si preoccupano per me

ENG: I made a video to answer all your concerns

I love the profound conciseness of the dealmaker manifesto:

"Reality is negotiable"

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