SignalFx

SignalFx and EC2

Reading Time: 2 minutes SignalFx and EC2 are a match made in heaven. If you need to ensure the uptime of your EC2 instances monitoring tools like SignalFx is a must-have. Follow along for details that will help you use SignalFx to monitor an existing EC2 instance. If you have different EC2 & SignalFx integration requirements see this documentation.…

Learn Python

Reading Time: 5 minutes Learning Python has been something I’ve postponed over the years. I’ve run scripts here and there and created small scripts but nothing serious. I’m dealing with a scenario where I need to expand my knowledge of it. I’m excited about the opportunity, so here we go! The Basics Python is an object-oriented, interpreted, and easy…

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Deliver macOS system mail

Reading Time: < 1 minute Deliver macOS system mail with the following instructions. These instructions apply to macOS Catalina. Why would you want to do this? You have cron jobs running on your system, and you want to receive emails when they fail You want to send an email when certain things happen on your system through Automator or other…

Full Stack Developer vs Software Developer

Reading Time: 4 minutes Full Stack Developer vs. Software Developer, which is right for you? Let’s reframe the question. To specialize or not to specialize, that is the question. The software industry is not the only industry that faces this question. No matter what industry you’re in, it’s a loaded question. Like the answer to most queries, it depends.…

Terraform

Learn Terraform

Reading Time: 6 minutes In my last post, Learning Terraform, I committed to learning Terraform. I’ve started reading Terraform: Up and Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code. It has given me a great primer thus far. I’m converting my Cloudformation templates to Terraform. I’m all in at this point and am convinced that this is my preferred tool for building…