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CLI to Switch Amazon AWS Shell Environment Credentials

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Your Mac Won’t Reboot when Installing Mac OS X Lion – Reset Your PRAM

Overseeing the Mac OS X Lion upgrade of all the Macs at Work, I’ve seen the Lion installs generally be the easiest OS X Upgrade ever. But I wasted almost two days upgrading one of our Mac Pros….

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Deploy WordPress to Amazon EC2 Micro Instance with Opscode Chef

Updates September 9, 2011 Included the latest Chef Knife ec2 server create argument that sets the EBS Volume to not be deleted on the termination of the EC2 Instance Intro Up until recently a friend lent me a…

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