Super slick logging with PapertrailApp
March 8, 2016
Let’s be honest, basic logging is not hard. Watching logs scroll by is just a tail away. Even shipping most logs to other hosts isn’t hard. However when you start adding these things together, throw in a dash of web interface, a sprinkle of filtering and a heavy dollop of integration… it gets to be a rather large “hack”. So why hack it when you can use a ready-made solution for next to no cost? That’s what I found in Papertrail.
Blackblaze burns the competition with B2
September 23, 2015
Yesterday, Backblaze announced a new game changing product, if you’re into storage. The new Backblaze B2 offers cloud-based object storage, similar to AWS S3 or Google Cloud Storage, except that it’s significantly cheaper than the competition. This is shocking since a lot of people have never heard of Backblaze, and they don’t play in the “cloud” market.
Lost some files in AWS Glacier? I found 'em
August 6, 2015
During my last few visits to the AWS Popup loft, I really dug into my Amazon Web Services account, especially the billing. My bill had skyrocketed to over $5 a month! What had happened? How did I miss this huge spike in billing? Well, it turns out that a majority of that bill was from AWS Glacier, I must have stuck something in there for safekeeping and forgotten about it.
Hosting a website for $0.10 a month
December 7, 2014
Recently I registered the domain “derp.army” and wanted to host a couple static pages on it, on the quick and cheap. Of course I have a server that works perfectly well, but the less complicated the infrastructure (or the less I have to run), the less headaches for me. The best solution for static websites I know of is AWS S3. Since this is obviously going to be an extremely popular website, we can’t forget to add a CDN in front of it, for that I chose Cloudflare. Here’s how I did it in a few easy steps.