Due to circumstances I don’t need to really dive into I am pairing back expenses and thus culling things like relatively unused DO droplets and the like. The Hockey-Info site is already gone and last to go was my generic linux jumphost I used for all manner of things from IRC/ZNC to testing out quick…

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So for the longest time I was big on writing my if/else statements in a very old school way, which for the most part was fine. However the other day I was working with someone at work and they showed me perhaps the most glorious way to turn what at the minimum is a 4…

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So I decided to retake my NHL API video to try to improve things (now that I know how to get my audio better) and maybe make it a little easier to digest. Turns out even a 3 and a half minute video takes hours to get just right and somehow I still am not…

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So after several days working with the Support folks at Digital Ocean they finally nailed down why my deploys were never getting new code and I am still not clear on the reason it was an issue to begin with but I figured it needs to be documented to maybe save someone else the trouble.…

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Objective: Install CloudWatch Agent with procstat on an EC2 instance and configure a metric alarm in CloudWatch One of the first issues I ran into was with IAM Policies, or lack thereof . Specifically it was the managed policy CloudWatchAgentServerPolicy which needed to be added. The telltale sign that you forgot to add this Policy…

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Release notes for the first real version of my hockey-info application

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So I ran into an interesting problem over the weekend, I forgot my 2FA token for Gitlab at home while I was away. My laptop’s SSH key was already loaded into Gitlab so I knew I could clone any of my repositories if only I could remember the exact name. That of course turned out…

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Sometimes things get complicated in Terraform, like when I touch it and make a proper mess of the code. Here is a fairly straight forward example of how to reference parent resources in a child. First lets look at what should be in the top level main.tf file, the substance of which is not super…

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I am no Project Manager in even the loosest sense of the word. Despite that I find myself learning more and more of the processes of PM. This is especially true when projects start to expand and grow. Specifically I am speaking about the NHL API project I started almost two years ago. This lead…

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So if you listen to the news and social media we are in a very slow collapse it seems, where things are never going back to normal but we totally shouldn’t panic just yet because they are going to devalue the living hell out of our currency with multiple massive multi-trillion-dollar stimulus packages. Well this…

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