Here’s a handy reference chart telling what the thing we call “fruit” and “vegetables” actually are:
Carcassonne tile counter v3
EC2 instance creation fails with “InvalidParameterCombination: The parameter groupName cannot be used with the parameter subnet”
Finnish public holidays
There are a number of public holidays in Finland, many of which are paid vacation days for most people. Some of these holidays are observed on a certain weekday near a calendar date, such as Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day(Thursday), and Midsummer’s Eve(Friday). Other observed Christian holidays are always observed on the weekend, so… Continue reading Finnish public holidays
Fallout Pip-Boy 2000 Mk.I replica – Part 5: Electronics and software
The Pip-boy project has finally been finished, after a bit of a hiatus. The last things that needed doing were finalizing the electronics, and writing the software. My original plan was to just use a Raspberry Pi to power the whole thing, but it turned out that dealing with the inputs from the physical buttons… Continue reading Fallout Pip-Boy 2000 Mk.I replica – Part 5: Electronics and software
A story of a web server installation
A recent interaction with AWS support reminded me of something that happened to me and a co-worker some years ago in a previous job. The people and companies in the story have been anonymized, but I’m “Eric”. I (“Eric”) worked for the online development team of a large media company (The Company) “somewhere in Europe”.… Continue reading A story of a web server installation
Fallout Pip-Boy 2000 Mk.I replica – Part 4: Very small details
I’ve noticed before that this build has some issues with scale, but now it’s really hitting home. Some of the details are ridiculously fiddly. Starting with the faux vacuum tubes; Not too bad, just smaller than any real vacuum tubes would be, and even then they aren’t actually fully shown from behind the grill.
Fallout Pip-Boy 2000 Mk.I replica – Part 3: Iteration and some results
AccessDeniedException: Access to KMS is not allowed
So that happened. And I spent much longer than should’ve been necessary to figure it out. What I was trying to do was this: Create a symmetric AWS KMS CMK Use that to generate a couple of asymmetric key pairs Save those key pairs to Secrets Manager, using the above CMK as the encryption key… Continue reading AccessDeniedException: Access to KMS is not allowed
Fallout 1/2 style Pip-Boy 2000 replica – Part 2: More design
I’ve added some more detail. Now I think this is getting to stage where there will be no more major changes, and where the next prints will the final pieces.