Terraform

Terraforming

Terraform is an alternative to cloud specific resource management tools. CloudFormation and Azure’s Resource Manager template maintenance are boons for automation. I work with Amazon Web Services so I tried out the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). The CDK sounds like a great idea on paper but the documentation is abysmal. While sifting through GitHub…

Hyper Automator

I’ve recently started using Hyper terminal because iTerm was giving me grief. One of my goals was to be able to open it within Finder on macOS to avoid wasting time. I found this article and proceeded to hack away, but proceed with caution. The Automator -> Services option does not exist in new versions…

git@github.com: Permission denied (publickey)

git@github.com: Permission denied (publickey) If you ever receive this message when attempting to clone a git repository try the following. eval “$(ssh-agent -s)” Should return: Agent pid [process pid] ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa ( Run ssh-keygen to generate a key if you haven’t already ) Should return Identity Added: … Add your ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub file to your GitHub…

Synology, pi-hole, Docker, and you

If you haven’t heard of pi-hole, you have a Synology NAS that supports Docker, and you hate ads you’re in the right place. The following steps detail how to enable pi-hole ad filtering for your local network. Install Docker on you Synology NAS Create a new pi-hole container (It is recommended to pin to a…

Lastpass to Bitwarden – Part 1

Password management is high on my list of things I simply don’t want to think about. I want my passwords to be secure but I also don’t want to have to remember a slew of passwords. If you’re currently using the same password for all of your accounts I highly suggest you rethink that strategy.…

Death by 1000 Cuts

I’m a user and I create software. In a single day I encounter an exorbitant number of bugs and annoyances. It’s not fair to anyone as a user or a user that creates software. Some people say that it is a sign of the impending apocalypse. Once I was convinced that they were right I…