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How To: Interact with AWS S3 Using the Go SDK and not lose your mind

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After these messages we will carry on with our regularly scheduled programming… Yesterday ( during the scribbling of this article ) AWS suffered one of it’s worst outages in history in the us-east-1 region. A reminder to us all to be multi-region and more importantly multi-cloud. Please see my other articles on HA deployments using […]

Storing passwords securely using Pass (GPG)

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Today we live in an endless sea of passwords, which are a very inefficient and ineffective means of securing our data & environments. Many companies are trying to solve this problem using a variety of techniques that all revolve around various forms of multi-factor authentication. However, in the mean time were all screwed 😉 Just kidding. Quick […]

Setting up Netflix’s Edda (CMDB) in AWS on Ubuntu

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If you are running any kind of environment with greater than 10 servers, than you need a CMDB (Configuration Management DataBase). CMDB’s are the brain of your fleet & it’s environment. You can store anything in a CMDB, but commonly the metadata in CMDB’s consists of any of the following physical & digital asset inventory, […]

AWS, Google Cloud, Azure and the singularity of the future Internet

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I have just left AWS re-invent and I wanted to give my brief thoughts on the future of cloud computing. I believe in the next few years the shift we have been witnessing will be completed. That is to say that the thousands of enterprises and small businesses alike will finish their migrations to public […]