Migrating from Gatsby to custom Node.js script

Two years ago I created a small site to track what movies and shows I watch. I did it with Gatbsy because well, it was a new thing for me and I wanted to experiment with Jamstack. The idea is to create a new Markdown file for each movie or tv episode watched. A TV […]

How to dynamically generate images with Node.js

🚫 Problem Having to manually 😴 create unique images for Social Media (Open Graph) for your new blog posts. βœ… Solution Let’s use Node.js to engineer a script to take care of this for us 😎 ❀️ Generated image This is the final result, a dynamically generated image: πŸ€” How does this work? A part […]

Generating book lists from my Goodreads profile

If you read books you have perhaps heard about Goodreads.com, the site has book reviews, season awards, and more. The most interesting part is that you can track you read, currently reading and want to read books. Yes, you could use a notepad or a spreadsheet πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ but using the site is nice. You can […]

How to create a news digest using RSS and GitHub Actions

One of my daily morning routines is to scan several news sites and read headlines to see if anything piques my interest. Or at least to have a vague recollection of topics happening nowadays. I go to Hacker News, The Verge, The Guardian… and others. A mixed bag, really of tech and world news. Because […]

How to upgrade Node.js

Upgrade the Node.js version from your system with this simple commands…

How to connect to MySQL using Node.js

Install the MySQL to interact with your Node.js application. If you want to use MySQL with your Node.js app here’s how to do it…

Install Node.js and use hotnode

Install Node.js and hotnode on your machine, run your server.js with hotnode and start developing Node apps…