Auto Shutdown AWS EC2s with Lambda, CloudWatch (and Terraform)

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.

Switched to Jekyll

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.

UNIX-ing as a Linux Geek

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.

Azure, an AWS guy dipping his toes.

I am not going to lie, I am a big fan of AWS. I have been using AWS on and off for nearly 2 years now. I’ve done the training for both the AWS Solutions Architect Associate and SysOps Associate (although not got a certification yet). Shout out to