A month and a day
May 26, 2019
A month and a day after moving this site to an AWS S3 bucket I got around to dealing with S3 & CloudFront & Zine.
A month and a day sounds suitably whimsical, like something out of The Owl and the Pussy-Cat or Where the Wild Things Are (and you may be able to tell I have young kids). Whimsical is entirely suitable, today's been a great day of playing around with code. Somehow in the rush to get things done I've often lost sight of that as a goal recently. I need to remember how much fun this can be.
I had been putting off adding AWS support I suppose. A few weeks ago I thought about porting Zine to a Swift App, on iOS or Mac or both. I may yet, but in the meantime I'd still like to be able to blog. So now I've got Zine working again for my circumstances, and maybe serendipitously for a few other people, and had some fun doing it.
April 27, 2019
Some notable links from around the traps.
- Jerrie Cobb – took her final flight. Cobb was one of the Mercury 13, the women who qualified to be Mercury astronauts but who weren't given the chance to fly.
- Freedom – a paean to scripting, the crazy powerful stuff that I too have loved for so long, and the threat Marzipan seems to pose to it.
- Mac keyboards, part 563 – "These keyboards are the biggest mistake in Apple’s history." Yup.
AWS - cutting out the middleman
April 22, 2019
This site's had more than a few hosts over the years. The last couple I suspect have really been on AWS hardware any way, so I thought it was well past time to cut out the middleman and just pay Amazon directly.
I can see why people don't, but seeing as I work in the biz I thought I may as well. Setting up all the different bits & pieces (micro services!) that go into getting this show on the air's fiddly unless you're going to do it multiple times & script it, so I can see that paying a middleman is less bother. Maybe it deserves a paint by numbers blog post. Or could be my new biz… (Sounds of wheels turning.)
But it's done now for this site, and the savings certainly aren't nothing. The only part of the AWS piping I pay for at my current levels of traffic's Route 53, Amazon's DNS, and that costs me the princely sum of 55 Australian cents each month now. The middleman charged just a bit more than that.
Means I'll have to work on Zine to support S3 too. (More wheels turning…)