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A bit old video but still relevant.

Sonic-Pi is one of the most inspiring Open Source projects ever and I believe it deserves more visibility.

It's also a lot of fun 🎉

youtu.be/bBKu3qb0o_Y

New blog post:

I developed a simple JS audio player for a recording studio website and put it on GitHub. In this article I share my thoughts and findings.

a.l3x.in/2020/06/17/js-simple-

New blog post:

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.

a.l3x.in/2020/05/30/add-pagesp

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"

newyorker.com/culture/annals-o

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.

youtu.be/CuEHEPax_dY

New blog post:

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.

a.l3x.in/2020/05/14/centralise

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?”

New blog post:

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.

a.l3x.in/2020/05/07/setup-blog

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

youtu.be/qdgnRct0_nw

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

"HUMBLE BOOK BUNDLE: DEFINITIVE GUIDES TO ALL THINGS PROGRAMMING BY O'REILLY"

humblebundle.com/books/definit

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

youtube.com/user/am3nabl3

New blog post:

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

a.l3x.in/2020/04/27/fix-router

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