devops days vancouver

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I recently had an opportunity to present a case study on a small project I was involved in to the attendees of DevOps Days Vancouver. At work we had a need to improve the setup time for a somewhat involved test scenario which gave me a great excuse to play…

filtering instances by name with boto3

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I recently had a need to get a list of EC2 instance ID's by instance name using boto3. Most of the examples I found just make an unfiltered call to describe_instances() and iterate over the results but I wasn't thrilled with that approach. The docs do have some example…

i am reading

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I internet pretty hard, surfing far and wide and going to great lengths to find the goods. I write scripts and tools to sort through mountains of links from various sources. I subscribe to, and this is not exaggeration, hundreds of RSS feeds and hundreds of subreddits. I put the…

chromeos & bluetooth audio: jiggle the handle

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Santa seems to have grown weary of watching me get my earbuds torn from my head by passing doorknobs and cupboard fixtures so he very generously provided me with a nice set of bluetooth headphones this year. They paired flawlessly to my phone before I'd even descended the subway on…

async loading angular google maps

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I really don't know much about Angular but I've been playing with it a bit lately, specifically paying attention to the Google Maps UI directive project. As the directive is being rapidly iterated on and docs and example code are a little behind that work, folks like myself who are…

ghosting along

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Just took the old blog out behind the datacenter and put it down, served me well but it was in a lot of pain so this was really for the best. Ghost still seems like a good move. I wouldn't say I'm starting to get the hang of Node or…