Locationally Inconsistant Internet Ramblings

The brain-farts of a Developer on the move, usually about the nerdy bits of nomad life.

Opinionated Infrastructure or Open VPS Infra

Recently I’ve started codifying my setup for my personal Webserver. I’ve been running this on an AWS EC2 instance for quite some time, making use (where possible) of the generous free tier that Amazon offer. Whilst my setup is fairly customised to my needs, at the same time, my needs are pretty generic; I run a couple of WordPress websites, and a couple of static (built with Hugo) sites as well.

May 21st, 2022 - Infra

Testing out a new deployment system

This is a test, please don’t ignore! Or well, you can, but it’s only a quick one, all about how I’m trying to hack together some static-site publishing from my ipad.

May 3rd, 2022 - Devops, Infra & Vps

Managing your terraform across multiple environments

You’re managing your cloud infrastructure using Terraform. You’ve got your first environment up and running and you’re already reaping the benefits of a codified infrastructure. Changes are easy. But, now you need to set up a second environment (staging, prod, whatever) and you’re finding that managing this is not straight forward. There’s a bunch of arguments to remember every time you switch between environments, and your switching a lot because you want to keep them in sync. Because this is hard you tend to use auto-complete, but then sometimes you forget to change something and accidentally apply prods config to staging. Well, as in many occasions, a Makefile can probably help you there.

January 1st, 2021 - Dev, Infra, Devops, Software-Development & Tech

Minimum Viable Journaling

Along with the million other things I’ve been trying over the past year of seeking self-improvement, journaling is one of the ones I’ve had partial success with (well, more than zero-success at least). Here’s some implementation detail on my setup and how I’ve kept it as bare-bones as possible, backed-up in the cloud and, most importantly for my tin-foil fetish, secure.

April 28th, 2020 - Dev, Journaling & Writing

The easy way to view web certificate info (probably)

This is a quick little post about how I realised that there’s a nice and easy way to view detailed information about a web certificate available to most sensible people: Firefox TL;DR: code This is a built-in feature of firefox: click on the little padlock icon in the address bar when visiting any website using TLS, select the view cert info and a new tab will open displaying info about the cert.

March 24th, 2020 - Dev & Devops
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