S3 Redirection Rules

Posted on Mon 07 May 2018 in Posts • Tagged with s3, aws

How to use S3 redirection rules for simple redirecting to other hosts


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Failure Bow #1 - The AWS Lambda Goof

Posted on Sat 05 May 2018 in Posts • Tagged with aws, mistake, lambda, s3

Lets talk about how I accidentally incurred a million or so extra S3 & Lambda calls in a day.


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Screen Capturing for Site Monitoring

Posted on Sat 21 April 2018 in Posts • Tagged with aws, monitoring

An experiment using screen capturing to detect CSS errors


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Optimizing Cloudfront

Posted on Thu 12 April 2018 in Posts • Tagged with awsTipOfTheDay, cloudfront, aws

Lets recap some tips & tricks around optimizing your use of AWS CloudFront as a CDN.


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Setting Up A Pelican Site in AWS

Posted on Sun 08 April 2018 in Posts • Tagged with pelican, aws, s3, hosting

So I was going to write a blog post outlining most of the stuff I did in getting this site up off the ground, but then a colleague went ahead and did the same and wrote up his journey. :)

So, in true CodependentCodr fashion, Imma going to stea...err borrow …


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AWS Tip Of The Day - Invalidating Items in the CloudFront Cache

Posted on Sun 01 April 2018 in Posts • Tagged with aws, cloudfront, awsTipOfTheDay

TIL today: in CloudFront, creating an invalidation for /*.html is not the same as creating an invalidation for / even though / redirects to /index.html.

Context: yesterday I set up a CloudFront distribution for this site, so that I could attach an SSL cert to it (more about this in a …


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Serverless Microservices and Python (with tests!) - Part 2

Posted on Fri 28 July 2017 in Posts • Tagged with lambda, serverless, microservices, aws, python

Ok, so in part 1 of this series, I started off by exploring the use of Lambda and API Gateway as a tool for building scalable microservices in Python. I largely focussed on taking an existing tutorial, and building out some unit tests for it, as well as some supplementary …


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Serverless Microservices and Python (with tests!) - Part 1

Posted on Thu 27 July 2017 in Posts • Tagged with lambda, serverless, microservices, aws, python, testing

So I'm currently on holiday and also between jobs (had my last day at old job last week, and first day at new gig is next week), which means of course what am I doing but spending some time learning some tech that's fun & buzzwordy.

Right now it seems like …


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This Changes Everything....

Posted on Wed 29 March 2017 in Posts • Tagged with aws, ec2, ebs

The other day our staging environment at work ran out of space on the EBS volume holding our MongoDb data.  The fun part about Mongo is that when you get to the point that there's no space left because Mongo's filled it, the Mongo shell will reject commands with "Can't …


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