OSX Full Time

Months ago, I don’t remember exactly when and I wish I had saved my tweet, I announced on twitter that I was going to start using my MacBook Pro full time since my Windows machine bit the dust. Not exactly sure what happened to the machine. I thought it was the SSD drive, but now I’m beginning to think it’s either the motherboard or the cpu since it powers up, but never gets any further than the BIOS screen.

Working remote

Late 2012, I was laid off from a 12 year job which turned out to be an inconvenient blessing in disguise. I rushed to get my resume out there and I fielded a bunch of opportunities. I was rather surprised that some of them were for remote work. I had never worked remotely before, so I didn’t know if it was going to be a good fit for me at all.

Hosting static websites on Amazon S3

In an attempt to reduce debt and move some sites off my virtual server so I can close it down, I’ve decided to relocate the static websites over to Amazon S3. This post outlines how to do so, without the need of signing up for Amazon Cloudfront as well. Every example tutorial I found on it online talks about Route 53 and setting up Cloudfront. Cloudfront is nice, but I don’t really need CDN-like capabilities across 5 different data-centers for what I’m hosting.

Dusting off the dust

After thinking about my blog for a month and trying to make a decision of what I was going to do, I reviewed google analytics and realized that: I haven’t been blogging that much. My most popular posts were minecraft / bukkit server setup and the railo setup guide. One of the issues of why I haven’t been blogging is that ever since I joined Wrecking Ball Media, I’ve just been super busy.