For 11 years networking was my profession with a specialized focus on proactive and reactive performance analysis. More recently I have embraced the AWS platform. This blog reflects my experience both past and present.
My PC was dual-purpose for most of its life existing as a desktop PC and a server for the various functions we needed. As the PC aged I started moving apps to the cloud or other devices. I previously posted about how to Host Plex on AWS and Wasabi. That post explains some of the “whys” behind my decisions for that solution. Another central app is Ubiquiti’s Unifi Video software which runs my security cameras.
As promised, CloudFlare delivered HTTP/3 this week. If you don’t know what this is and what it could mean for web browsing in the future I highly recommend reading their blog and other sites about it. HTTP/3 brings another fundamental shift to transport protocols by building on the lessons learned from TCP and UDP. I’m particularly intrigued to see HTTP requests begin before the handshake is complete. CloudFlare released it to their customers who signed up to enable it early.
Purpose This can be used to fade sounds in/out by adjusting their volumes using a pedal or the wheel. You can even fade one sound in while fading the other out. It can also be used to apply effects, such as ‘wah’ to the pads.
The Morph allows you to control several parameters at once with one “source” You can use a foot pedal, wheel, or “aftertouch” to control different parameters or effects.
This week I attended my first AWS Immersion Day. The event was hosted by Justin McWhirter [justindm.me]. The focus of the day was serverless, and was centered around the Wild Rydes Workshops. By the end of the day we ended up with a web application that looked like this that was built upon many integrated AWS services such as Cognito, Kinesis, S3, Lambda, Amplify, API Gateway, and more. As someone who spends my time generally focused on networking within AWS this was a welcomed change of pace and a good learning experience.
This summer I have been working on recording keyboard parts for my church’s next set of worship videos. I have shared the previous worship videos, Christmas programs, a couple of covers, and originals on this site, but I have never shared any of the “behind the scenes” work. I thought I would take the time to share a sample of that now.
In this video I have panned all of the parts I created to the left ear.
There are times when you may have a need to test server performance when investigating an issue or doing a predictive analysis. I learned an easy way to do this on Linux using the built-in ‘yes’ command.
From the man page for the ‘yes’ command:
NAME yes - output a string repeatedly until killed This does exactly as it says and will consume the CPU unless it is controlled or killed.
Wasabi Storage Storage is one of the costliest options in the cloud and probably the biggest deterrent to migration. Fortunately, a handful of contenders are changing the game and breaking into affordable options for personal budgets. One of these companies is Wasabi. I have embraced the AWS platform, so on the surface this appears to be in opposition to that. Maybe it is, but Wasabi utilizes AWS S3 on the backend with a pricing strategy fit for personal as well as business use.
There are 2 imprints on the pillow my wife uses for the twins. These imprints are from their heads and bodies as they’ve grown and been laid down in the same place for months.
We are all like the pillow receiving imprints on our lives from those around us. Some people are around just a short while and we barely notice. Others we invite back repeatedly and the relationship can last for years creating deep and long lasting effects.
I was feeling a little snarky today and this realization hit me:
Facebook is like a public restroom
Here me out:
Facebook is basically a public service that everyone “needs.” Some people refuse to use it. Others only use it when they are forced to, and others actively seek it out and use it routinely. Even those that don’t use it still can’t completely avoid it as everyone talks about it, they see its ads and logo everywhere, etc.
As I’ve stated in previous posts, I currently use CloudFlare as my CDN. There are several reasons for this that I won’t go into now. One of the “ToDo’s” on my list has been to clear CloudFlare’s cache when I upload new content to my blog. I was finally able to spend some time and get that done.
CloudFlare API To start things off I reviewed the doc for the CloudFlare API.