The Morning Ritual and Maybe Getting an AWS Person to Stream With Me

October - 2020

Welp. I didn't journal yesterday.

I got up and started messing around on the computer. Before I knew it, I completely forgot to journal. I did a car vlog yesterday and remembered it when I was driving, but forgot again when I got home.

That's what happens when I skip the morning ritual. It wasn't even intentional. I don't remember what I did, but it was one of those "I'll just take care of something real quick" before writing things. Then, I got sucked into doing and doing and doing.

I almost did the same thing this morning, but managed to get back to the journal. What I did was start an archive process that's backing up my photo archive to Amazon's S3. I use the aws command line tool for the backup. In the past, I've used an account with Multi-Factor Authentication on it which means it quits working after a day when the token expires. It also meant that it would stop working if I need to use another account for work or my stream. Yesterday, I fixed that. I've got the account setup as its own profile. It now runs independently of the other processes.

The other interesting thing that's going on is that I might be getting an Amazon person to join me on the steam. One of my contacts was helping me with a project last week. I mentioned I stream and would love to get him on to show me how to use various AWS tools. He loved the idea. I was drifting in and out of sleep all night last night thinking about it. (The good news is taht I didn't wake up at 3am and start writing up notes about it which would have been a sign I was ramping into a bipolar mania.)

The guys name is Chris, so I'm thinking we'd call the episodes "Coding with Chris". We could start by building a web site to host the episodes. Showing how to setup Route 53 and CloudFront and maybe an EC2 instance to house Hugo. (Still gotta think about that last part to see if it's worth it. Might be interesting to do it on a Workspace)

We could make YouTube deployers, a mailing list (or connection to a mailing list service, probably). Twitter bots, something with Internet Gateway and Lambda, and just generally use the AWS services.

I'm really digging the idea.

Could get some legit traffic too.