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A Few Tips and Tricks for AWS EFS for Small Storage Sizes

A Few Tips and Tricks for AWS EFS for Small Storage Sizes

AWS EFS (Elastic File Storage) is AWS managed network store for EC2 servers (and on-prem too if you are that way inclined). Its a really handy tool for sharing configuration files, data or anything you want between clusters of EC2's or just keep it around in case of a...

WordPress Subscription Mailing

WordPress Subscription Mailing

A few months ago when I started a little side project using Wordpress. If you don't know what Wordpress is, check out my What is Wordpress? post. It turns out I'm somewhat graphically challenged, so the progress is slow. Most recently I have been working on setting up...

Rules are Made to be Documented

Rules are Made to be Documented

Surely everyone loves documentation! Especially if your customer is a government organisation (which often happens to us here in Wellington) your clients will often feel uncomfortable if anything on the project is not documented thoroughly. However, I have noticed...

Commenting Code: Its Why, Not How

Commenting Code: Its Why, Not How

As a developer you are always taught to comment code, but often people leave out what commenting code actually means and the difference between a helpful comment and a wasteful one. Commenting for the public When you write code libraries or are writing code that code...

Paying the Piper – Azure Pay-as-you-Go

Paying the Piper – Azure Pay-as-you-Go

So it got near the end of the month for my "free" Azure trial and I need to change it up to a pay-as-you-go subscription if I want to keep playing with it. Switching to a Pay-as-you-Go subscription Assuming that you want to continue enjoying the azure goodies you will...

What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?

I spend most of my time working with organisations and their Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects, however, of late I have been looking at building a little website in my free time. It would have easily been 10 years since my last foray into web design,...

Python 2 to Python 3: Why, and how hard can it be?

Python 2 to Python 3: Why, and how hard can it be?

The impending doom of python2 will shortly be upon us (for a dramatic countdown check out the Python clock), so it is time to update our python scripts to Python 3 (3.6 hopefully). Here are a few of the things that made this easier for me over here at OptimalBI. Let's...