Category Archives: Cloud

RedisConf 2019

Redis Labs presented another well-organized, strong technical conference this year. Once again it was held at Pier 27 in SF. The conference theme this year was, “Redis, Database for the Instant Experience.” Executive Summary: Redis Enterprise active-active (based on CRDTs) … Continue reading

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Announcement: check_s3_encryption.sh Linux Utility Available

Announcing a new SRE utility I wrote called check_s3_encryption.sh to report and optionally encrypt any AWS S3 unencrypted buckets: it can be run from the command line or a crontab it’s useful for IT compliance MIT License. See the README … Continue reading

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Gitlab for Users Transitioning from Github

After using Github for several years, I recently used Gitlab for a solo developer project. Some of the differences I noticed over the past two weeks were: 1. After initial signup, I got a 422 error HTTP response for about … Continue reading

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Facebook Production Engineering Open House 2018

I attended the Facebook Production Engineering Open House at their Menlo Park HQ. “Production Engineering is Facebook’s secret sauce – it draws on multiple disciplines (Software Engineering, Systems Administration, Distributed Systems and Networking) to plan, build and maintain the massive … Continue reading

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AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) – Call Me Maybe

When is a load balancer not really a load balancer? When it’s an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (Classic ELB or ALB.) Although it’s been well-documented for at least 6 years, it’s still not well-known that one side of a Classic … Continue reading

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