#random (2018-12)

Non-work banter and water cooler conversation

A place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you’d prefer to keep out of more focused work-related channels. Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/random/

2018-12-28

maarten avatar
maarten
09:21:52 AM
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Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski

Is it friday already

Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski

** rolls up sleeves **

2018-12-27

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)
03:40:06 PM

2018-12-26

Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski
iann0036/AWSConsoleRecorder

Records actions made in the AWS Management Console and outputs the equivalent CLI/SDK commands and CloudFormation/Terraform templates. - iann0036/AWSConsoleRecorder

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antonbabenko avatar
antonbabenko

I’ve tried it few weeks ago, works pretty good for basic stuff.

iann0036/AWSConsoleRecorder

Records actions made in the AWS Management Console and outputs the equivalent CLI/SDK commands and CloudFormation/Terraform templates. - iann0036/AWSConsoleRecorder

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2018-12-22

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
06:44:12 PM
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

@Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

time to create one for make readme

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2018-12-21

davidvasandani avatar
davidvasandani
An Apology and an Update - Several People Are Typing attachment image

Two days ago, we updated our system for applying location information to comply with U.S. trade embargoes and economic sanctions regulations. Soon after updating, we discovered that we made a series of mistakes and inadvertently deactivated a number of accounts that we shouldn’t have. We recognize the disruption and inconvenience this caused and we sincerely …

davidvasandani avatar
davidvasandani

How does deactivating accounts based on IP address get out of the planning phases?

2018-12-20

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

wow!!

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

that’s unbelievable

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
09:26:32 AM
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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

this is gonna save me so much time when I do my slides

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sarkis avatar
sarkis

@Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) totally thought of you didn’t want to ping late last night - but it’s scary how quick and accurate it is!

sarkis avatar
sarkis

also that picture is epic thanks for sharing

2018-12-19

antonbabenko avatar
antonbabenko
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…

maarten avatar
maarten

And people wonder why github is slow sometimes.

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Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski

What is this ?!

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

lol

Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski

Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski

only 90ties kids will understand

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it

Facebook, the online social network, has more than 2 billion global users. Because those users do not pay for the service, its benefits are hard to measure. We report the results of a series of three non-hypothetical auction experiments where winners are paid to deactivate their Facebook accounts for up to one year. Though the populations sampled and the auction design differ across the experiments, we consistently find the average Facebook user would require more than $1000 to deactivate their account for one year. While the measurable impact Facebook and other free online services have on the economy may be small, our results show that the benefits these services provide for their users are large.

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Hah, I could be bought very inexpensively. Haven’t logged in for months.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
10:28:45 PM
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

this is neat!

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

you can now file different kinds of issues

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
hashicorp/terraform

Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and combining infrastructure safely and efficiently. - hashicorp/terraform

Gabe avatar

ohh they cleaned up the ui for it

Gabe avatar

you could always have different issue templates but before they didn’t have the buttons

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Gabe avatar

same thing with PR templates… you can have multiple templates but to pick the one you want you have ta pass a url parameter

Gabe avatar

i hope they clean the ui up for that as well during the process of creating a PR… be able to select the correct PR template you want

2018-12-18

2018-12-17

2018-12-15

antonbabenko avatar
antonbabenko

http://seoi.net/penint/ - great drawing tool!

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Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

haha

maarten avatar
maarten

hehe, I’m in love with https://mermaidjs.github.io at the moment, it should be possible to get the same result

Gabe avatar

@maarten you like mermaid js? what do you like over graphviz?

Gabe avatar

i would love for them to incorporate AWS icons into the diagrams

maarten avatar
maarten

TBH @Gabe I didn’t try graphviz ! I used mermaid because it was already available inside vuepress.

2018-12-13

Jan avatar

Finnialy finished this 3d printing project. About 126 hours total print time

solairerove avatar
solairerove

awesome

joshmyers avatar
joshmyers

Looks awesome @Jan!

Jan avatar

Thx yo

joshmyers avatar
joshmyers

light fitting?

Jan avatar

Yea, lamp shade

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

@Jan super!

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)
Etsy - Shop for handmade, vintage, custom, and unique gifts for everyone

Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.

Jan avatar

Naw that ain’t my thing

Jan avatar

Used to do commercial printing

Jan avatar

Now just for fun

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

that’s so awesome!

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

wow, 5 days non-stop?

john294 avatar
john294

Sounds like pre-millenium co-lo installations!

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

welcome our latest emoji: yak

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
Go Fast and Break Things: The Difference Between Reversible and Irreversible Decisions attachment image

Reversible vs. irreversible decisions. We often think that collecting as much information as possible will help us make the best decisions. Sometimes that’s true, but sometimes it hamstrings our progress. Other times it can be flat out dangerous. *** Many of the most successful people adopt simple, versatile decision-making heuristics to remove the need for …

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

I have been thinking a lot about this lately in my day to day decisions

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

A lot of decisions are reversible I realize

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Which has reduced my analysis paralysis

loren avatar
loren

Yep, that’s a great filter, so hard to explain to some folks that seem to think everything should always be perfect/right on the first try

loren avatar
loren

Great newsletter/blog

2018-12-12

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Haha ya he nailed it

2018-12-11

Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski
Expediting changes to Google+
In October, we announced that we’d be sunsetting the consumer version of Google+ and its APIs because of the significant challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations, as well as the platform’s low usage.We’ve recently determined that some users were impacted by a software update introduced in November that contained a bug affecting a Google+ API. We discovered this bug as part of our standard and ongoing testing procedures and fixed it within a week of it being introduced. No third party compromised our systems, and we have no evidence that the app developers that inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any way.With the discovery of this new bug, we have decided to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs; this will occur within the next 90 days. In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019. While we recognize there are implications for developers, we want to ensure the protection of our users.Details about the bug and our investigationOur testing revealed that a Google+ API was not operating as intended. We fixed the bug promptly and began an investigation into the issue.Our investigation into the impact of the bug is ongoing, but here is what we have learned so far:We have confirmed that the bug impacted approximately 52.5 million users in connection with a Google+ API.With respect to this API, apps that requested permission to view profile information that a user had added to their Google+ profile—like their name, email address, occupation, age (full list here)—were granted permission to view profile information about that user even when set to [not-public.In> addition, apps with access to a user’s Google+ profile data also had access to the profile data that had been shared with the consenting user by another Google+ user but that was not shared publicly.The bug did not give developers access to information such as financial data, national identification numbers, passwords, or similar data typically used for fraud or identity <http://theft.No theft.No](http://not-public.In) third party compromised our systems, and we have no evidence that the developers who inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any way. We have begun the process of notifying consumer users and enterprise customers that were impacted by this bug. Our investigation is ongoing as to any potential impact to other Google+ APIs.Next steps for Consumer Google+We will sunset all Google+ APIs in the next 90 days.  Developers can expect to hear more from us on this topic in the coming days, and can stay informed by continuing to check the Google+ developer page.We have also decided to accelerate sunsetting consumer Google+, bringing it forward from August 2019 to April 2019.  We want to give users ample opportunity to transition off of consumer Google+, and over the coming months, we will continue to provide users with additional information, including ways they can safely and securely download and migrate their data.A note for our enterprise customersWe are in the process of notifying any enterprise customers that were impacted by this bug. A list of impacted users in those domains is being sent to system administrators, and we will reach out again if any additional impacted users or issues are discovered.G Suite administrators are always in control of their users’ apps. This ensures that G Suite users can give access only to apps that have been vetted and are trusted by their organization. In addition, we want to reiterate that we will continue to invest in Google+ for enterprise. More details were announced in October.We understand that our ability to build reliable products that protect your data drives user trust. We have always taken this seriously, and we continue to invest in our privacy programs to refine internal privacy review processes, create powerful data controls, and engage with users, researchers, and policymakers to get their feedback and improve our programs. We will never stop our work to build privacy protections that work for everyone.
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

yea, this is a real thorn in their side

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

it’s tarnishing googles quite amazing security reputation

joshmyers avatar
joshmyers

It could have been worse, folks could actually be using G+

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loren avatar
loren

as one of our folks quipped, “wow, Google+ is still a thing? both users must be terribly disappointed”

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

lol

2018-12-10

Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski
Find visa requirements of countries across the world attachment image

Get latest visa requirements and document checklist for different countries. Check if you can travel visa free or visa is required. Also find travel information for these countries. No more contradicting, confusing and outdated information about visas

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2018-12-09

Nikola Velkovski avatar
Nikola Velkovski

Thanks for the tweet links folks! and @maarten for asking

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2018-12-08

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent - ProtonMail Blog attachment image

On Thursday, the Australian government and its Labor partners rammed a shockingly invasive anti-encryption law through Parliament, over the objections of experts, businesses, and civil rights groups. It endangers the security of everyone who uses online services, and it places an unprecedented burden on tech companies to attack the very users they set out to serve.

2018-12-07

maarten avatar
maarten

Guys, what is good to follow on Twitter related to our field ?

daveyu avatar
daveyu
Bridget Kromhout (@bridgetkromhout) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Bridget Kromhout (@bridgetkromhout). Principal Cloud Advocate at @Microsoft. Podcasts @arresteddevops. Organizes @devopsdays. Was: @pivotal, @DramaFever. She/her. Likes snow, bicycles, & @joelaha. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kelsey Hightower (@kelseyhightower) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Kelsey Hightower (@kelseyhightower). Minimalist. Portland, OR

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
Anton Babenko @ #XPDays Ukraine, Kyiv (@antonbabenko) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Anton Babenko @ #XPDays Ukraine, Kyiv (@antonbabenko). AWS / Terraform / Architecture / DevOps fanatic. Oslo, Norway

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
jessie frazelle :woman::skin-tone-3::rocket: (@jessfraz) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from jessie frazelle (@jessfraz). A superhero with supervillain tendencies. Keyser Söze of containers. engineer @github, xoogler, ex-docker core maintainer. https://t.co/0ZsE6PHSvQ. Falken’s Maze

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh). Founder of @HashiCorp. Creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, Terraform, Vault, and Nomad. Lover of open source. Automation-obsessed developer. Los Angeles, CA

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
Eric Hammond (@esh) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Eric Hammond (@esh). AWS enthusiast. AWS re:Invent enthusiast. AWS Hero. Personal tech blog about AWS at https://t.co/Hiy4CIjr6y. Arcadia, CA, USA

2018-12-06

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
Is AWS Glacier Deep Archive the Tape Killer?

Bottomless cloud storage at cents per gigabyte for your cold tier might sound like the end of tape, but there’s more to consider than cost.

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

@john294

john294 avatar
john294

We did some digging on Glacier. Per the SEC, Glacier is not yet a D3P (Designated 3rd Party Compliance Provider). The Q&A below mentions this (from 2015):

Q: What AWS documentation supports the SEC 17a-4(f)(2)(i) and CFTC 1.31(c) requirement for notifying my regulator?
Provide notification to your regulator or "Designated Examining Authority (DEA)" of your choice to use AWS Glacier for electronic storage along with a copy of the Cohasset Assessment. For the purposes of these requirements, AWS is not a designated third party (D3P). Be sure to select a D3P and include this information in your notification to your DEA

This link and Assessment is very recent (11/26/18):  <https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/amazon-s3-amazon-s3-glacier-launch-announcements-for-archival-workloads/>

It’s possible AWS S3 may offer D3P servicing in the near future. But it is unknown as the SEC is very tightlipped on just about everything.

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

oh wow, that’s good to know! glad you shared

john294 avatar
john294

Yeah. I hope a magical announcement happens in the very near future (likely not)

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

2018-12-05

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
03:10:39 AM
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

it’d expect it to be faster. this is from an AWS Workspace connect to Netflix’s speedtest service.

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

are the engineers just having some fun with me?

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

420 ~ slow down.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
04:19:34 AM
davidvasandani avatar
davidvasandani

What size instance?

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

t2.xlarge

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

https://cloudonaut.io/ec2-network-performance-cheat-sheet/

according to this I should get 740mbit - 890mbit

EC2 Network Performance Cheat Sheet

What is the maximum network throughput of your EC2 instance? The answer to this question is key to choosing the type of an instance or defining monitoring alerts on network throughput. Unfortunately,

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2018-12-03

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
William Leonard Pickard attachment image

William Leonard Pickard (born October 21, 1945 in DeKalb County, Georgia) is one of two people convicted in the largest lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) manufacturing case in history. In 2000, while moving their LSD laboratory across Kansas, Pickard and Clyde Apperson were pulled over while driving a Ryder rental truck and a follow car. The laboratory had been stored near a renovated Atlas-E missile silo near Wamego, Kansas. One of the men intimately involved in the case but not charged due to his cooperation, Gordon Todd Skinner, owned the property where the laboratory equipment was stored. The DEA has claimed that Pickard’s arrest led to a 95% drop in the availability of LSD in the US in the two years following the arrest, although this claim is refuted by Pickard and others.

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Real life “breaking bad”

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Was this guy the inspiration for Mr White?

maarten avatar
maarten

Pickard also handled millions in Dutch guilders and Canadian bank notes of course

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
11:23:42 PM
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

i guess 1% of grammarly users are geeks

john294 avatar
john294

that’s what you get for being loquacious!

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2018-12-01

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
08:38:45 AM
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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
08:40:25 AM
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

See Elon’s reply. Hilarious.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
07:48:53 PM
rohit avatar
rohit

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Lol

rohit avatar
rohit

lol

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