Please, PLEASE make a domain for your own email address.

Posted on Mon 02 November 2020 in Tech

Don’t have a or, have a instead! [Google locks people out of their accounts](, to me loss of my email address would be a total disaster. This is the problem with …

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Populate Ansible from Amazon secrets manager

Posted on Thu 03 September 2020 in Tech

One of the ways to improve your security and avoid passing around env files is to follow the twelve factor app and start populating your secrets from the environment. Another improvement is to pull those secrets from a known secret store, with features like rotation, auditing etc.


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Better local development for Serverless Functions

Posted on Mon 11 February 2019 in Tech

Lambda is a terrific piece of kit for all the benefits listed on the AWS product page and Serverless is a very useful framework for developing Lambda functions. However, developing serverless applications locally is a total pain if what you're solving isn't totally trivial.

When things get complicated and your …

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Easy maintenance mode with nginx

Posted on Mon 20 August 2018 in Tech

So I combined a few solutions I found online to come up with a quick way to set up maintenance mode using nginx. Ideally it shouldn't happen but in times of emergency in can be good to knock up a quick maintenance page for everyone but your own internal ips …

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