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After Hours Documentation

Planning to use this blog as a way to share documentation of cool stuff I do outside of work.

For the most part, I envision this as a cleaned up version of my personal Evernote documentation.

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Using AWS CLI to choose RHEL and Ubuntu AMIs

For managing my AWS resources, I prefer to stick to the AWS CLI. However, until recently, I have been going on the AWS web console to choose AMIs.

Today, I finally decided to dive into JMESPath to come up with my own filters for describe-images. Since I typically stick with RHEL and Ubuntu distros, I created an alias for each.

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Using Ansible To Bootstrap Ubuntu

After creating a new VPS Ubuntu instance, one of the first things I do is lock down root access and create an administrator account.

I was using Fabric to push out these modifications. Recently, however, I decided to switch to Ansible instead.

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Installing Ansible On Babun

Thanks to the pact package manager, installing ansible on babun was significantly easier than on cygwin. The whole process consisted of only three simple steps.

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Public Samba Share On An Asuswrt Merlin Router

I decided to switch my Asus RT-AC68U’s firmware from DD-WRT to Asuswrt-Merlin. Unfortunately, Asuswrt-Merlin’s web GUI doesn’t allow the configuration of non-authenticated (i.e., guests or public) access to a Samba share.

Since I have some experience with Samba, I decided to write a quick bash script to modify the shares configuration.

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Fixing Non Responsive Ruby In Babun

To install github-pages in babun, I first needed to install ruby. This proved more difficult that I initially thought.

My first attempt of pact install ruby lead to a non-responsive ruby and gem:

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