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Serving NFS on Amazon EC2

Amazon EFS is in preview, likely we will see it released soon but until then what if you need a NFS services which can failover quickly…

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Deploying Jenkins Docker Image using Amazon EC2 Container and Registry Services

In this article we automate deploying Jenkins instance on Amazon EC2 Container Service. We will use CodeCommit to keep our code in a private repository and Container Registry to keep our Docker images.…

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How to Decode Authorization Message

If you get an encoded error message from AWS CLI you can use AWS CLI to decode it. This is how it is done.…

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AWS Agents

List of AWS services that require agents.…

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Emacs Tips and Tricks

Things I have found useful to know while using emacs; like changing backup folder, jumping to first non-whitespace character in line, adding tab to multiple lines which usually is a trival task in modern editors.…

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Creating Certificates on Mac & Linux with Expect

Lets see how we can use expect to create a certificate for AWS ELB firt manually then using expect with no effort.…

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How to create a local Lambda / Node.js development environment

AWS Lambda is a new way of computing and here is how you can create a local development environment to speed up development.…

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A Summary of AWS re:Invent 2015 Announcements

There were many announcements during the AWS re:Invent 2015, seventeen of them are here.…

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Hello World

I have been using python for a while now. I can’t say I am an expert or anything on the language, but I have used it extensively to automate tasks. I worked on OpenStack Zaqar project for a while and wrote the code to distribute queues on multiple partitions in order to overcome the slowness that comes with MongoDB database locks. I used python to write a few custom modules for SaltStack. I used python in order to learn consistent hashing that is used in many eventually consistent distributed applications like Amazon S3.…

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