Alex Pearce

I write mostly about tech-related problem solving. The list of recent posts is below.


Managing dotfiles with Nix

How to manage your programs and dotfiles with Nix and Home Manager.


A grand tour of Switzerland

A road trip around Switzerland.


Moving from Jekyll to Eleventy

Moving a blog-centric site from Ruby-based Jekyll to Javascript-based Eleventy.


Moving static sites from a VPS to Netlify

A short guide on how to run periodic jobs with a Kerberos token on CERN's computing resources


Creating a virtual machine for acron jobs

How to creating and set up a virtual machine for running acron jobs in the CERN network.


Running periodic Kerberos-authenticated jobs with acron

A short guide on how to run periodic jobs with a Kerberos token on CERN's computing resources


Managing dotfiles with GNU stow

How to organise and deploy dotfiles using GNU stow.


Simpler Jekyll searching

How to create a searchable post index on a Jekyll site


ROOT on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

A guide to install to high energy physics framework ROOT on OS X 10.11 with Homebrew.


Flask with Apache and Shibboleth authentication

A step-by-step tutorial on deploying Flask apps to a Linux VPS, running behind Apache with Shibboleth CERN SSO authentication.