Category Archives: Setup From Scratch

AWS – Simple Notification Service

AWS can provide you a LOT of functionality.  Some of what it can provide is so powerful because you can automate given actions.  It isn’t necessary to monitor your EC2 instances to see if your machines are running at a … Continue reading

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AWS – Autoscaling

The cloud isn’t really the cloud without some additional functionality beyond the ability of creating a virtual machine to run your software. The cloud isn’t just somebody else’s data center either.  A short definition might be. A Cloud solution is … Continue reading

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AWS – Your own machine image

Until you start to actually use Amazon storage (elastic block store) you end up repeating yourself a lot getting your machine images into a working state.  This  might be something really simple such as adding your world class html code … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up EC2

Elastic compute cloud A EC2 – an elastic compute cloud – is just a simple virtual machine.  Amazon does have a lot of really interesting ways of using virtual machines to solve problems.  The first step is to create an … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up a VPC

I would rather talk about the actual compute engine (EC2) but that oddly enough you need a network before you can really create one.  Rather than talking about the default VPC I will discuss about the networking a bit right … Continue reading

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AWS – Cloud computing with Amazon

I recently started looking at cloud computing by looking at OpenStack.  OpenStack allows you to take a lot of common hardware and create your own cloud server on your own hardware.  Once the software is setup it is easy for … Continue reading

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lo-resolution fun – setting up a minecraft server

I remember playing computer games on 640×480 resolution and it was a lot of fun. Computer graphics has now improved to the point that some of the games are virtually photo-realistic. With all of this in mind it didn’t make … Continue reading

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installing maven on linux

Maven offers quite a bit as a enterprise build tool.  It can help ensure that standards are followed and offers support for automated testing.  This tool is actually really simple to install.  It is just a matter of unpacking it … Continue reading

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Got a new tablet for the price of fastfood meal …

… well, that is a bit of an exaggeration.  I owned a Samsung Galaxy S tablet which no longer worked.  It had the darndest symptoms. doesn’t charge past 77 % takes a day to get to 77% spontaneously restarts shortly … Continue reading

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Virtual hardware -better than the real thing

One of the really neat things about the here and now is all those spare CPU cycles that are available.  With enough CPU power it is possible to create special effects such as adding dinosaurs to movies, bringing historical figures … Continue reading

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