Over the last few months, I’ve tried to reach someone at my ISP about concerns I have regarding password storage practices. Namely, that they store them in a form that makes them vulnerable to being exposed in plain text in the case of a data breach. After some initial research, I discovered that the issue is actually a with a vendor called CSG International and that the passwords of 56 million user accounts are currently stored improperly.
A little while ago I was working on a Serverless Framework project that needed an easy way to deploy and configure files in S3 as a static website. I didn’t want to do this manually and was hoping to keep the scope of everything within the Serverless Framework. After some back and forth I ended up republishing an outdated npm package as
serverless-finch and you’re now welcome to use and contribute to it.
When I moved back to the Seattle area from Philadelphia I started riding a prominent Seattle commuter train several times a week. After the first few weeks of commuting I was surprised by how infrequently I saw Seattle ticket enforcement officers. I’ve always paid my fare (and plan to continue doing so because trains are awesome and I support public transit), but I started to wonder, if I were a perfectly rational, amoral decision maker and didn’t care about public transit would I still pay?
I’ve just released another serverlessfoo.com project - Ben Frankly: Benjamin Franklin’s Frank Opinions of You.
After reading Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography I noticed how he has a knack for memorably describing people. So I parsed through the autobiography and compiled a selection of those descriptions into another Micro-API using the Serverless Framework.
I’m thrilled to announce that my latest Pluralsight course is here!
In my new course, Using the Serverless Framework on AWS with Node.js, I’ve put together an introduction to the Serverless Framework that should be suited to anyone interested in learning more about serverless tools and technologies.