channels i loved this year

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It's fair to say that youtube has completely overtaken my casual video consumption. If I'm eating a meal alone, if I'm stretched out on the couch, if I'm distracted by something at work, you can be pretty sure it will involve watching youtube. "I don't think you use youtube the…

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…