Alex Seifert

Alex is a developer, a drummer and an amateur historian. He enjoys being on the stage in front of a large crowd, but also sitting in a room alone, programming something or writing about history.

Posts

Retro Software: BeOS

In the early-1990s, a lesser-known operating system was born named BeOS. It was an operating system that was ahead of its time, but was never able to gather much support.

Featured Retro Software

Developer’s Notebook

I am very happy to announce a brand new project of mine called Developer’s Notebook, a blog and news website with content for developers.

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How I Try Out a New Technology

Trying out a new technology can be a bit tricky, so a set of specs for a test app is necessary to give the tests meaning.

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Why I Use Virtual Machines for Projects

I don’t like clutter. In fact, I am very picky about what I install on my computer which is one reason I love virtual machines to experiment with new technologies.

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Boilerplate Web Apps in Node.js and TypeScript

Since I am constantly starting a new project, I got tired of always having to set up each web app from scratch. Therefore, I decided to create a couple of boilerplate apps in Node.js and TypeScript.

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The Productivity Tools I Use

In this post, I talk about which productivity tools I use for my work as a developer, my personal development projects and my personal life.

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Emulating Mac OS 9 on macOS 10.15

Several years ago, I bought an old, colorful iMac G3 running Mac OS 9. It runs my old software wonderfully, but an emulated version of Mac OS 9 on my modern MacBook Pro is just so much more convenient.

Featured Mac Retro Software

A Small Script for Responsiveness

I recently wrote a small script using TypeScript that can be used to determine the size of the view port using the breakpoints as defined by Bootstrap.

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BookJournal 1.0.0 Released

I am happy to announce version 1.0.0 of BookJournal has been released! The program is free and available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

BookJournal Development News Projects

History Rhymes Gets a Refreshed Design

My history blog, History Rhymes, is the latest of my websites to receive an update. The new website underwent a general overhaul and also gained a new feature.

History News

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.

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