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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 for), some which are Ruby …

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Microsoft, GitHub, and the Power of Corporate Support of Open Source

Let me start by saying that I’m a massive advocate, contributor, and supporter of many open source communities, while also working in my role for a technology vendor who provides a commercial product that also supports many open source platforms.  The reason that matters is that I’m not saying this without an understanding of the inner workings of both the …

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Run the AWS Shell Quickly and Easily in a VirtualBox Instance Using Vagrant

Because we like the Martha Stewart pre-baked oven version of things, this is the shortcut to running the AWS CLI without having to dirty up your own local environment. Why use a Sandbox? While development entirely using your local machine is handy, there can often be configuration issues, and also conflicts with other development libraries. In my earlier post, you …