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Terraform adventures: Host a static website ~5 minutes

Jul 16 2017 - I was in the market for a project to spend some more time with Terraform when I saw this prompt in the AWS console. Terraform can do all those things & I have a static site (this site) that I could use to test it out. Read

500 kilometres of electric-car, west-coast exploring

Jun 24 2017 - I’ve been working on char.gy for the last few months. I fear it may be becoming all consuming as I felt compelled to write up our EV centric holiday… Read

Running ActionCable behind Elastic Load Balancers on AWS

Mar 31 2017 - We were recently tasked with adding a feature that showed the status of a IoT device as it changed. It was important that the status page updated quickly; and given we’d recently upgraded to Rails 5, this was a prime opportunity to learn ActionCable. Read on External Site

Fixing up my vimrc

Mar 26 2017 - After working closely with a proficient vim user on a summer internship; I started experimenting with vim during the summer of 2015. I made the usual mistakes of copying the other’s vimrcs and installing too many plugins - I think everyone has to go though that phase though. Read

How this website (currently) works

Mar 21 2017 - While charlieegan3.com has been my ‘online home’, my personal site has gone through various revisions. Personal websites are subject to an above average level of tinkering and experimentation. Read

Deploying indigo-falcon to production!

Mar 20 2017 - On the Bookmetrix project we used a different process for managing our releases in git. We took feature branches from master and opened pull requests with a ‘release branch’ as the base. Read on External Site

Phasing out my laptop setup script

Feb 9 2017 - TL;DR - I switched from a complicated script that personalised my development laptop to a setup minimal enough to make it irrelevant. I’ve used an Mac as my main computer since 2005, in 2005 I was 11 years old. Read

Heroku Deploy button treasure hunt with GitHub and BigQuery

Jan 12 2017 - Sometime last year I listened to a Changelog podcast episode about the GitHub data that’s been made available on BigQuery, Google’s tool for querying large datasets. Read

A Weekend with The Google Cloud Platform

Dec 26 2016 - For some time I’ve been looking to consolidate my ‘side project infrastructure’. I have two projects running Digital Ocean droplets (serializer.io and standpoint); json-charlieegan3 runs on hyper. Read

NEXT London 2016 - Google Cloud Platform's User Conference

Oct 28 2016 - Paula and I attended last Friday’s NEXT London 2016 - Google Cloud Platform’s User Conference - the largest Google developer and IT gathering in the UK, exploring the latest developments in cloud technology. Read on External Site

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