Due to circumstances I don’t need to really dive into I am pairing back expenses and thus culling things like relatively unused DO droplets and the like. The Hockey-Info site is already gone and last to go was my generic linux jumphost I used for all manner of things from IRC/ZNC to testing out quick…

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So I decided to retake my NHL API video to try to improve things (now that I know how to get my audio better) and maybe make it a little easier to digest. Turns out even a 3 and a half minute video takes hours to get just right and somehow I still am not…

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So after several days working with the Support folks at Digital Ocean they finally nailed down why my deploys were never getting new code and I am still not clear on the reason it was an issue to begin with but I figured it needs to be documented to maybe save someone else the trouble.…

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Objective: Install CloudWatch Agent with procstat on an EC2 instance and configure a metric alarm in CloudWatch One of the first issues I ran into was with IAM Policies, or lack thereof . Specifically it was the managed policy CloudWatchAgentServerPolicy which needed to be added. The telltale sign that you forgot to add this Policy…

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Sometimes things get complicated in Terraform, like when I touch it and make a proper mess of the code. Here is a fairly straight forward example of how to reference parent resources in a child. First lets look at what should be in the top level main.tf file, the substance of which is not super…

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