I have been thinking about this for quite a while, particularly as I am in the middle of contributing to a project at work to combine our multiple knowledgebases into a single repository of runbooks.
I’ve got a weekend to myself, it’s not uncommon, but this weekend the wife has gone away to watch Foo Fighters. I’m not jealous, I’m not fond of crowds and I don’t like travelling to London (or down South in general). When I win the lottery and can afford to have private gigs for my family then all will be cool.
I am still alive, honest! I’ve just been super busy being a geek. I’m still trying to continue my AWS education but this has been put on hold for some Azure training. I’m slowly becoming quite cloud agnostic and trying to be smart with it.
Today we are looking at how to automatically shut down EC2 instances at the end of the day automatically using a combination of Lambda and CloudWatch.
As yoy may have noticed I’ve migrated my blog from Ghost to Jekyll. Please do not be alarmed! As I am not able to put significant time into keeping a server running nginx and Ghost up to date with security updates.
So my background is mostly in GNU/Linux, I’ve ditched Windows long ago and I still dabble with Mac OS X (though an older version). Since February I have been doing a bit of work on IBM AIX systems, particularly with PowerHA (HACMP) clusters. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert but I have found using UNIX almost like speaking a strange dialect or creole. Everything is so similar and yet so very different.