Blogs

Blogs

I write articles for multiple blogs.

Alex's Notebook

The Boring Stack

The Boring Stack

The Boring Stack encourages using familiar technologies for efficient project development, emphasizing efficiency and reliability over exploring new tech and frameworks.
New Design for History Rhymes

New Design for History Rhymes

I just released the first new design for my history blog, History Rhymes, in about ten years. It is modern and easier to read.
My Favorite Books from 2023

My Favorite Books from 2023

Last year, I compiled a list of my favorite books from 2022. Since I enjoyed it so much, I decided to put together a list of my favorite books from 2023 too.

Developer's Notebook

Subscription Fatigue and Software

Subscription Fatigue and Software

The growing trend of software companies shifting from one-time purchase models to subscription services is rather disturbing. Wwhile this provides a consistent revenue stream for companies, it burdens consumers with repeated costs and may result in subscription fatigue.
Linker: October 27, 2023

Linker: October 27, 2023

As always, there is a lot going on in the world of tech. This week’s “Linker” features experimental updates, new releases and a few tips and tricks.
Linker: October 20, 2023

Linker: October 20, 2023

This is the first of a regular series of posts featuring links of interest to developers and nerds.

History Rhymes

Illuminati in the 18th Century

Illuminati in the 18th Century

Secret societies, like the notorious Illuminati, have long fascinated people worldwide, their influence extending from history into today’s popular culture.
History Rhymes Gets a New Design and More

History Rhymes Gets a New Design and More

Today I am excited to announce that after a number of years of lying dormant, History Rhymes is finally getting a new lease on life. 
Kaiser Wilhelm II After His Abdication – Part 1

Kaiser Wilhelm II After His Abdication – Part 1

Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated after the end of the First World War, but that is generally when he exits the stage of popular history. So what happened to him? What did he do in that time? This article aims to explore some of these questions.