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AWS re:Invent 2016 Keynote with Andy Jassy

This is a liveblog of the Wednesday keynote at AWS re:Invent 2016. Today’s keynote is led by Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services. The crowd gathered for the keynote is pretty immense, despite the availability of numerous overflow locations spread across the multiple re:Invent venues.

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Thoughts on AWS re:Invent Day 1

As I wrap up Day 1 of AWS re:Invent 2016 in Las Vegas (can I consider today to be day 1?), I wanted to capture a quick summary of thoughts about the sessions, the content, the attendees, and the event (not necessarily in that order).

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Liveblog: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck with EC2

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck With #EC2 #Winning” (CMP202). The speaker for the session is Joshua Burgin, General Manager, EC2 Spot Business. According to the abstract, this session is supposed to focus on effectively using on-demand instances versus spot instances and reserved instances.

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Liveblog: Hybrid Architectures, Bridging the Gap to the Cloud

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Hybrid Architectures: Bridging the Gap to the Cloud” (ARC208). The line to get into this session, as with the previous session, was quite long—and that was for attendees who’d already registered for the session. Feedback I’ve heard from folks who weren’t registered for sessions was that they weren’t getting in, period. The speaker for the session is Jamie Butler, Manager of Solutions Architecture at AWS (focused on state/local government).

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Liveblog: Scaling to Your First 10 Million Users

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Scaling to Your First 10 Million Users.” It’s my first session of the week here at re:Invent; yesterday’s sessions were full and I couldn’t get into anything. (The crowds here at the event are pretty significant; I think I heard 32K attendees total.) The speaker for the session is Joel Williams, an AWS Solutions Architect.

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Installing Ansible 2.2 on Fedora 25

As part of my ongoing investigation of the usability of various Linux distributions and desktop environments, I’ve been working with Fedora 25. As part of the investigation I need to see how to perform certain tasks, one of which is working with Ansible. As a result, I needed to install Ansible 2.2 on Fedora 25, and it turns out it wasn’t as simple as pip install ansible.

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Using GNOME Keyring for Git Credentials on Fedora 25

In this post, I’m going to show you how to use the GNOME Keyring on Fedora 25 as a credential helper for Git. This post is very closely related to my earlier post on using GNOME Keyring as a Git credential helper on Ubuntu 16.04. As with the earlier Ubuntu-related post, what I’m including here isn’t new or ground-breaking information; I’m posting it primarily to make the information easier to find for others.

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Using GNOME Keyring as Git Credential Helper

In this post, I’m going to show you how to use the GNOME Keyring on Ubuntu 16.04 as a credential helper for Git. This post stems from my work in transitioning to Linux as my primary OS, an effort I’ve ratcheted up significantly in the last few weeks. What I’m including here isn’t new or ground-breaking information; I’m posting it primarily to make the information easier to find for others.

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Spousetivities at AWS re:Invent

For the first time ever, Spousetivities will be at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas! This means that IT pros traveling to Vegas can plan on bringing along their spouse, partner, significant other, or family member(s) and know that there are fun, safe, organized activities for them.

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Technology Short Take #73

Welcome to Technology Short Take #73. Sorry for the long delay since the last Technology Short Take; personal matters have been taking quite the toll (if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know to what personal matters I’m referring). In any case, enough of that—here’s some data center-related content that I hope you find useful!

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