CLI to Switch Amazon AWS Shell Environment Credentials

AwsCreds

I work with many different AWS IAM Accounts and need to easily switch between these accounts. The good news is the AWS CLI tools now support a standard config file (~/.aws/config) that allows you to create profiles for multiple accounts in the one config file. You can select them when using the aws-cli with the [...] [...]

Install Wine on Mac Mountain Lion with Homebrew

It was nice to see that I could brew install wine Until it failed trying to install libicns: ==> ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/libicns/0.8.1 ==> make install _WritePNGImage in icns2png.o ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386 clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation) make[1]: *** [icns2png] Error 1 make: *** [install-recursive] [...] [...]

Getting My Hands into Robotics

I’ve always loved software that can effect the “real world” and robotics does that in a great way. I figured it was time to dip my toe in the realm, so for the Holidays I decided I wanted to build a robot. But I really didn’t want to have to do toooo much C / [...] [...]

Access Web Servers on EC2 Private Addresses with Firefox FoxyProxy & Google Chrome SwitchySharp

There are sometimes web ui services on EC2 instances that are only accessible via the AWS private IP addresses. The one I run into most are the WebUI of HBase and Hadoop. There are probably many others. Running a Socks Proxy Tunnel to an EC2 server On your local system you will need to run an [...] [...]