Recently I was trying to use the psycopg2 libraries for Python in combination with AWS Lambda. My first hint that this was probably overkill was that the function package, when zipped, started exceeding 50MB. AWS console errors quickly reminded me that 50MB is the size limit for Lambda packages. After correcting a few mistakes (my virtualenv bundled in with my dependencies - Whoops!) and trimming some dependencies I started testing again. This time with a function package just a few bytes under the limit.

My Pluralsight Course is here! After a lengthy Winter vacation of recording and a few weekends of editing I present to you my Pluralsight AWS Developer Course - An Introudction to Lambda

Howdy! I’ve moved my site to Hugo! I’ve also deployed it using AWS’ static site hosting.

Here’s a few easy aliases to deploy your static hugo blog to AWS

alias myblog="cd ~/Documents/myblogfolder"
alias deployblog="myblog && hugo && aws s3 sync ./public s3://your-aws-website-bucketn && rm -r ./public"

I’m announcing my first attempt at a tool to help with Diceware master password adoption. I’ve created a single-page HTML file to quickly generate Diceware passwords from dice rolls. Here is a link to the source. And here is the live project. You can tweet at me if you have suggestions, improvements, or requests.

I put together this outline to help folks transitioning from a non-software job towards Web Development/Front End Development/UX Design. I’m no expert in the field, but I have spent a lot of time documenting and using a variety of free resources and I hope they’re useful for you. This doesn’t really dig into the steps to take to become a “full stack” developer but it’s a decent way to get your toes wet.