Why am I getting “The instance family ‘mac1’ is not supported” error on AWS EC2 Mac Instances?

If you’re like me and you wanted to check out the new MacOS offering for AWS EC2, you may have hit the first bump in the road as you tried to deploy your first instance. Bonus price warning on this one: AWS EC2 Dedicated Hosts are allocated by the hour on-demand EXCEPT Mac Mini (or … Read more

Adding Custom Domains and SSL/TLS with AWS Amplify

Woohoo! You’ve spun up your first AWS Amplify app successfully thanks to the work we did in our first post. That was cool until you realized that now you have some funky domain name like ka8enrkjasdf8het.amplifyapps.com which is not super friendly (unless your business happens to be named ka8enrkjasdf8het LLC). Configuring a Custom Domain and … Read more

Setting up a Jekyll Website with AWS Amplify

One of the fun parts of living my life in technology is that I really enjoy building web sites for different things I’m working on. Ok, I have a few too many. The bigger challenge is that I have a few different types of sites that I’m building. Some are WordPress (which I use Kinsta … Read more