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Posts in 2021

  • 100 Days of Code

    Saturday, February 06, 2021 in Blog

    Why do the 100 Days Challenge I started my career in 2005 as a Network Engineer. 2010 I added Data Center and Virtualization to my skills. Then came Automation and Scripting. My last 10 years, summarized: Private Cloud (ex. OpenStack) - tried it, …

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Posts in 2020

  • AWS most important services

    Tuesday, September 01, 2020 in Blog

    So, you want to be an AWS Expert? AWS has been around for a long time… even though people don’t feel that way, as we spent the last 15 years trying to convince ourselves that Private Clouds are Ok, and that we should utilize all that …

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  • 3 tips for Cloud Operations

    Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Blog

    So, you’ve decided to move your workloads to Cloud? Deploying/Migrating production workloads to a Public Cloud is the “new black” of the industry. Everyone is doing it. Why? To improve reliability, reduce Infrastructure CapEx, …

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  • CDK with AWS SSO

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Blog

    Issue: We can’t use CDK with Multiple AWS Accounts and AWS SSO AWS Cloud Development Kit, which I’ve been using since 2019, supports: Multiple Environments. Multiple Regions. Multiple AWS Accounts. However, if you’re using AWS SSO …

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  • Low Cost NAT Gateway

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 in Blog

    Issue with AWS NAT Gateway A few years ago AWS announced the managed NAT Gateway service. The Pros are obvious - you get Internet connectivity for your Private Subnets without having to manage and operate the NAT EC2 Instances. Our Servers need …

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  • How to destroy always-at-a-meeting dynamics

    Friday, May 15, 2020 in Playing Smart

    Why work feels like chaos I’ve had this feeling for far too long. My entire team, me included, are always at the meetings. And when we do get some time to dedicate to real work, we get interrupted by emails, chat, or people just approaching and …

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  • Cognito and users with the unique email

    Friday, May 15, 2020 in Public Cloud

    Issue: duplicate emails in Cognito You would expect to receive an error trying to sign up an account with an email address that is already verified and attached to another account. Reality If you use “username” login and “allow …

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  • Dev environment on Windows

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Public Cloud

    Why use Windows? Cause your Mac or Linux is on repair. In my case, my Mac is getting a free screen replacement, and the other old PC I have has one of those new BIOS with non breakable password, and CMOS is not accessible (loser alert!!!). Other …

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  • ZSH Shell Script for quick Git Commit and Push

    Monday, May 11, 2020 in Public Cloud

    Issue: Repetitive manual git stuff I’ve been using some Git Repos where my environments are called dev and master. First thing that comes to mind - automation!. Some times I make a pretty small correction, and I want to push it to master …

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  • Upgrade AWS CDK

    Thursday, May 07, 2020 in Public Cloud

    Why? Because AWS CDK is still a work in progress, and if you don’t keep it up to date, you’ll end up doing a major version upgrade, and won’t be able to recover your projects. How? Quite simple actually, if you don’t forget …

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