Converting A Standalone Instance Into An EC2 Load Balanced Cluster

Creating a new web application that resides on an AWS load balanced cluster is easy with the Elastic Beanstalk assistant. That is a great solution if you want to run every web service or application on their own… Read More

Using Bitbucket Pipelines To Deploy to AWS EC2

This is not an in-depth article — have too much going on these days for that.  It is a more a short-hand techie crib sheet of how I got a deployment repo to auto-pull the latest changes to… Read More

Alibaba An AWS Threat? Not Quite

A recent Seeking Alpha article proposes the theory that Alibaba could threaten Amazon’s AWS cloud services. Amazon has been my best investment by far. The article has some great information about the cloud services industry. It includes a… Read More

Install A Name.com SSL Cert On Amazon Linux

Get Your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) From Amazon Linux: cd /etc/ssl openssl req -new -key vim <domain>.<tld>.key -out <domain>.<tld>.csr Buy Your Certificate From Name.com purchase a cert for either a wildcard or single-host fully-qualified domain name.  It must… Read More

Save Money With RDS / Get Your gSuite Mail Forwarding

Two quick hacks I learned today while doing some general “tech life” maintenance. Amazon Web Services – Saving Money The first “hack” is an easy one that I am now kicking myself in my own ass for not… Read More

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