Writing a Lambda Function for Hugo

This post will describe how I choose to implement an AWS Lambda function to build a static website. As I alluded to in the previous post, here are the details. I just open sourced my first AWS #Lambda function! GitHub Push webhook > SNS > Lambda https://t.co/Lh1PzTyE2H More details and docs to come. — Jeremy Olexa (@jolexa) December 29, 2015 For those not familar with Lambda, please see https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/ - the slogan fits, “Run code, not servers” and it is really neat if you can find a practical application.

Migrate to Hugo from Wordpress

I have now liberated myself away from Wordpress. Launching new site today, now. This site has substantial archetechure changes compared to the old one. Old Blog New Blog Software Wordpress Hugo Hosting Linode Amazon S3 Deployment Maintain software stack, CMS Soon to be automated Source Control None GitHub Editor Web App Any editor, just text files. Markdown format Security Self Secured (PHP based app) Static Files, protect the AWS keys, etc Time to maintain Relatively lots Relatively Zero Optimization, CDN, Speed Self optimization from single point CloudFlare fronted, AWS SLA, small files, less moving parts Why switch?

Changing Gears, 1 Year after RTW trip

About a year ago, I was writing about my Round the World trip winding down and returning to the workforce, my career. I’ve gone through a whole bunch of ‘things’ in the past year which mostly remind me that 1) life is short and random, and 2) I can do anything I want to. On the first topic, I did a number to my spine and compressed L1, L2 vertebrae. About a 3 month resting period and I’m still recovering from that one, probably will be for the rest of my life.

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Fuse Diagram

It is surprisingly hard to find this fuse diagram online. I actually had the diagram in the glove box of my car but it is cold out and I didn’t want to sit outside reading the manual. I went in trying to find the source of my rear window defroster failure and found the fuse blown and “melted” to the plastic. I broke the fuse when I removed it and then replaced it with a spare fuse.

Bypassing Geolocation ...

By now we all know that it is pretty easy to bypass geolocation blockage with a web proxy or vpn service. After all, there is over 2 million google results on “bbc vpn” … and I wanted to do just that to view a BBC show on privacy and the dark web. I wanted to set this up as cheaply as possible but not use a service that I had to pay for a month since I only needed one hour.