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Weekly Links
Apr 7, 2018

AWS Secrets Manager: Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials Securely: Awesome. Learn Python Glacier Vault Remove: “Remove all archives stored inside an Amazon Glacier vault, even if you have a huge number of them.” This proved helpful recently when I needed to remove a vault from my AWS account. brain.js: Neural networks in JavaScript Hugo v0.38 Released Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service: Potentially interesting Amazon DynamoDB Encryption at Rest: I didn’t see this when it was announced.

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Weekly Links
Mar 31, 2018

Used to do this as a series years ago, thought I’d give it another shot. List will be short this week and pretty focused on the tools I used to get this incarnation of the site going: Hugo related Hugo: Static site generator I used to build this site. Blazing fast on generating the site and pretty easy to figure out customizing templates to pull off what you want.

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Hugo and Lunr
Mar 28, 2018

Getting Hugo and Lunr playing nice with each other wasn’t too bad, but I had trouble finding a clear walk-through with current versions of the tools. My starting point was Joseph Earl’s post, Search your Hugo static site using lunr.js. That was the most complete guide I could find and got me … 80% of the way there. I think the hiccups I encountered were due to updates to the Lunr code and some breaking changes that happened since he wrote his post.

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Up and Running on Hugo
Mar 24, 2018

I decided to switch the site over to Hugo. At some point I would like to import some of my old posts from previous blogs. I always find that process a little difficult. When looking over past content it starts to seem dated or irrelevant to today. I’m sure there’s an argument for it showing a progression in thought or as reference material, but there’s plenty of, “hey, look what my dog did” that just doesn’t seem to be needed.

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Politics in America
Jan 6, 2013

I really feel that we have all become too polarized when it comes to politics these days. It seems like all we do now is yell out our opinions on things instead of trying to engage in helpful conversations, or even healthy debate, about the things that really matter. Social media is one place I see this play out particularly horribly. Think about it — who does it help to tap out, in 140 characters or less, what you feel about the fiscal cliff, or gun control, or whatever large topic you feel strongly about.

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