New Design for My Portfolio

I have continued to take advantage of the extra time provided by the coronavirus to rewrite my portfolio website using Next.js and Material UI.

My Website News

New Design for Alex’s Notebook

I have been taking advantage of the additional time I’ve had at home during the coronavirus pandemic to redesign and rewrite a bunch of my websites using newer technologies. Version 3.0 of my blog was released this morning.

My Website News

A New Design for Alex Seifert Music

I am happy to announce that my official music website has received a brand new design. The website is based off of Next.js and is optimized for performance both on desktop and mobile.

Alex Seifert Music News

Introducing BookJournal

I am excited to announce the first public release of a program I have been working on for the past year or so. It is called BookJournal and is exactly what the name says it is: a digital book journal.

BookJournal Development News Projects

New Album and Website: Spectre

I am happy to announce that my newest band, Spectre, has released its first album named “Polarity.”

Music Spectre

Batch Convert 4-Space Indentations to 2-Space

While adding a linter to an old project, I wrote the following bash script to convert 4-space indentations to 2-space indentations. This example recursively looks for *.js files starting at the script’s location. Of course, it can be used for any type of file though by simply changing the extension.

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Automatically Compile SASS Using Node.js and Express

For about two years I have been using Grunt to compile my SASS files into CSS for projects for work as well as for personal projects such as this website. This workflow has served me well and I still use it for most of my PHP-based projects. However, I’ve come up with an even easier and faster solution for my Node.js-based applications.

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New Band and Website: Future Sequence

A couple of months ago, I joined a band called Future Sequence on the bass.

Music Web Development

Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon

Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon is a relatively complex procedure that requires every instance of Redis to be able to communicate with all other instances.

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Using Redis Sentinel with Docker Compose

This article describes how to create a failover solution using Redis Sentinel and Docker Compose.

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Working with Linux in Windows: Linux Server in VirtualBox

I have written before about having to work in Windows 7 with Docker which only runs natively on Linux, macOS or Windows 10.

Development Featured Linux Server Windows

Debugging Node.js in a Docker Container with WebStorm

Node.js + Docker + WebStorm is not an unusual setup for Node.js developers, but there is nonetheless surprisingly little information available about how to setup debugging in WebStorm while running a Node.js application locally in a Docker image.

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