Unwrapping a new AWS account, a checklist

Here’s a checklist of what I do when I unwrap a new AWS account. I’m hoping to get some feedback on what else is being done out there. I might create separate AWS accounts for these reasons: – New Client (yay!) – New Project – New Environment The Checklist We begin cleaning up as root, […]

AWS Lambda is the future of virtualization

Just finished implementing my first project with AWS API Gateway + AWS Lambda. Simply? AWS Lambda is the future of virtualization. And it’s here, today. Joining the trend of utilizing standardized slices of computing — represented by a train of technologies like Docker containers, VMs/AMIs, OpsWorks/ElasticBeanstalk/Chef/Puppet/etc — comes “Lambda“, a new contender from AWS. I […]

nodejs as a package on the debian family

NodeJS recently updated their install instructions for Debian, Ubuntu and Mint. Finally, instead of compiling from source, the most recent nodejs/npm packages are available through an official repository. See https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/Installing-Node.js-via-package-manager for details, but basically its as easy as: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash – apt-get install nodejs or as a one-liner: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup […]

Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer was an American chess Grand Master. He invented “Chess 960” where the game “employs the same board and pieces as standard chess; however, the starting position of the pieces on the players’ home ranks is randomized.” 960 apparently is the number of different starting positions one can have. Cool dude. (Inspiration: http://xkcd.com/1392/large/ )

svbtle wordpress theme

Finally. My favorite blog community’s look is available as a WordPress theme: https://github.com/gravityonmars/wp-svbtle I’m using it as is, cause thats how lazy I am. I think this theme has the potential to be the new default.

ubuntu 11.10 alt-tab crashes desktop, restart mandatory to fix

Hello there dear peeps, If you’re having the above-summarized problem, at your login screen (where you type your password), click the little cogs and choose ‘Ubuntu 2D’ from that list. Fancy window-switching looses all of its visual appeal, but at least you don’t have to restart 10 times a day because, omg, you pressed ALT+TAB. […]

Update: through the guts of the non-Apache stack

The Business It’s been some time since I wrote here; we’ve had a few setbacks with our chosen name. We were told we’d be facing some trademark litigation if we went forward with it, so dropping that premium domain name, finding the courage to spend money on another premium domain name again was a fairly […]