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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.

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

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