Welcome to my site. - I use this space to write about whatever comes to my mind - mostly related to programming and / or endurance sports. However, I also include other topics if I think they’d be worth to save or helpful for others. Feel free to use any of the options below to get in touch! I’m always up for new connections and feedback! Below the socials you find an overview of my recent posts. For all current articles, check out the archive.

Setting up Git to ignore changes on existing config files

Git is a powerful tool for version control and managing changes in code. One of my main issue on using it on real projects, are config files. I couldn’t just add them to the .gitinore-file, because I needed them to be there, but I didn’t want them to accidentally be included in any commits and screw up the working copies. While looking for a fix to this issue, I stumbled upon an option to tell git to ignore changes on specific files: git update index --skip-worktree <file1> <file2>....

March 7, 2023 · 2 min · Marcel Jurtz

CI/CD for Hugo with GitHub Actions

I’ve been moving this site to hugo quite a while ago, but only recently stumbled across the idea to create a workflow on GitHub Actions to build a hugo site straight after each push. Contrary to many other articles however, I didn’t have the option to publish the page to GitHub Pages or similar, simply because the project still is under heavy construction. So, I had the following requirements: Start workflow after each push, but also enable manual triggering for testing purposes Build the site, considering it requires additional dependencies due to relying on Googles Docsy-Theme Bonus: Use a tool to verify the integrity of all the internal links and images to verify correct paths Let’s keep it simple: I started with a regular setup of the repo on an up-to-date Ubuntu container:...

January 20, 2023 · 5 min · Marcel Jurtz

Remote Debugging ASP.NET Core with Ngrok

Sometimes it can be helpful to test your apps not only on a local machine, but also using other devices within or outside, your network. In my current example, I use an ASP.NET Core web application that contains an API that I can in turn access via an Android app. I debug the Android app on a physical device that is on the same network as the ASP.NET Core application....

December 31, 2021 · 2 min · Marcel Jurtz

Password-Synchronization with Syncthing

If you are reading this, chances are you already use a password manager. I have been doing that for several years now. But I have to admit that my password manager has only run on my phone so far and I have always transferred passwords that I use on my PC by hand. Probably out of sheer laziness. Today, I use this blog post to finally synchronise my password database between any number of devices - and to show you how to do it....

November 25, 2021 · 5 min · Marcel Jurtz

Building a CrossFit Workout-App with Node.JS and Vue

If you follow my blog a bit more closely, you might know that my most time-consuming hobby is triathlon. Strength training in the gym or at home is and remains part of it, but is more a means to an end. Then in October 2020 I had my first experience with CrossFit - (very) short, very intense workouts without too much equipment, leaving you with a feeling like the one you have after finishing a very hard interval session on the running track - I was immediately captivated....

January 3, 2021 · 11 min · Marcel Jurtz