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Morning Pages: April 17th, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the D.C. metro region has been in a state of lockdown. To alleviate fear and stress, my writer's group has put together a daily “morning pages” get-together on Zoom in order to touch base before starting the day. Here's some of my brief thoughts.


I don't know what this little guy wants, but whatever it is, I'll give it to him:

kitten standing up

I'm so happy to be finally done with templating out this infrastructure PoC yesterday. I can deploy a PostgreSQL instance to Amazon Web Services, in a container, onto an AWS EC2 instance, with a persistent bind-mounted EBS volume, with EC2 autoscaling groups and rolling deployments. Yeah I could have worked through the tutorial AWS published on this topic in a day or two, but after reading through Docker on AWS I have a much stronger grasp of the topic and why it's important. I also have agency in automating deploying everything by myself now, too. I'm pretty happy with this result.

This isn't the end, and this isn't the beginning of the end, but I hope it's the end of the beginning. With the foundation poured, everything else should be easier, especially with a newfound confidence that I'm following best practices.