06:30 utc oct 03 2018 permalink

Further #cost optimized my #AWS infra. Saved $3/month by turning off CloudWatch monitoring and making my ASG out of spot instances #win

06:56 utc oct 02 2018 permalink

I had a patch accepted to gunicorn

06:05 utc oct 02 2018 permalink

Jumped to latest #django 2.0.x and then to latest 2.1.x today. No deprecation warnings, smooth sailing. As a plus, I turned on PYTHONWARNINGS for my app in systemd #win

20:18 utc sep 29 2018 permalink

#AWS suggested for us to use a snowball to ship our data to a new region. This is an amazing product, but yea no

04:18 utc aug 22 2018 permalink

That was easy! hyperbola running on t3s now. #aws #terraform #win

06:10 utc aug 10 2018 permalink

docker lessons:

06:08 utc aug 10 2018 permalink

I also pruned a lot of config from my 12factor env, favoring convention for things like DB connection strings. In doing so, migrated to one hostname for DB across all environments. /etc/hosts alias in Vagrant, network in Docker, private hosted zone in AWS

06:07 utc aug 10 2018 permalink

Finally deployed a 2 month old branch incorporating lessons learned from my Docker experiment into my VM-based deploys. Big change is building from local source instead of pulling in a tarball from GitHub. Iteration speed is improved #win

03:43 utc aug 10 2018 permalink

One hack I've been using to enhance my productivity in the face of KTLO work is to write lots of things down. Project plans, system diagrams, user interviews. It helps organize the work that I have done and keeps me motivated.

03:42 utc aug 10 2018 permalink

The past 4ish months I've been a team of one. Been a decent slog. It's been hard to be productive when all of the KTLO work falls on me. Getting a new teammate in a couple weeks. Excited. 🤩

23:07 utc jul 04 2018 permalink

I've been retraining myself to say "Hey Google" instead of "OK Google"

04:26 utc jun 27 2018 permalink

I published a post about AWS Reserved Instances today

02:37 utc jun 11 2018 permalink

Optimizing for cost and complexity, #docker and ECS/EKS are not worth it for my 1 node crud app

06:53 utc jun 10 2018 permalink

Saved me $17 a month. My primary AWS cost is now my ALB. I'd replace it with an nginx if not for ACM making certs so easy

06:52 utc jun 10 2018 permalink

Modified RDS to be single-AZ #HA

06:51 utc jun 10 2018 permalink

Set desired backend ASG capacity to 1, but added autoscaling alarms to allow scaling up to 3 instances #HA

06:50 utc jun 10 2018 permalink

Realized that hyperbola doesn't need to be super #HA

04:47 utc jun 05 2018 permalink

Last week I tried to build hyperbola with #docker. I ended up with 5 containers to deploy a stage environment.

07:24 utc may 28 2018 permalink

hyperbola is ready for #django 2.1. That was easy #win