EC2 Reservation Notification

I realized today that I haven’t updated my EC2 reservations recently. Wondering why I never did this I came to understand that there was no way that I was getting notified that the reservations were expiring. I spent the day putting together a script that would look through my reservations, assess the time of their… Continue reading EC2 Reservation Notification

Adding a Standard Bucket Policy

It is good practice to deny traffic that is not HTTPS to your S3 bucket. For this reason, I wrote a script that I can use to apply a standard policy to each of my S3 buckets. While the script could be more robust to iterate through each bucket in my account, I decided to… Continue reading Adding a Standard Bucket Policy

Security Group ID Finder

I have been working on deploying resources to a lot of AWS accounts lately where each account has the same network infrastructure. When deploying Lambdas, I had the common name of the security group but not the ID. I wrote this utility to get the security group ID for me quickly. This is a simple… Continue reading Security Group ID Finder

A Dynamo Data Migration Tool

Have you ever wanted to migrate data from one Dynamo DB table to another? I haven’t seen an AWS tool to do this so I wrote one using Python. The process is pretty simple. First, we get all of our data from our source table. We store this in a list. Next, we iterate over… Continue reading A Dynamo Data Migration Tool

Querying and Editing a Single Dynamo Object

I have a workflow that creates a record inside of a DynamoDB table as part of a pipeline within AWS. The record has a primary key of the Code Pipeline job. Later in the pipeline I wanted to edit that object to append the status of resources created by this pipeline. In order to do… Continue reading Querying and Editing a Single Dynamo Object

Setting the Starting Directory for Windows Subsystem for Linux

I use Windows Subsystem for Linux almost every day. I run Ubuntu 20.04 for almost all of my development work. I recently re-installed Windows because I upgraded my PC after many years. One thing that has always bothered me is that when you launch WSL for the first time it doesn’t put you into your… Continue reading Setting the Starting Directory for Windows Subsystem for Linux