Amazon S3 Static Sites and CloudFront Configuration

Recently, I was going back over an Amazon S3 static site I maintain and noticed that I couldn’t navigate directly to subpages without using a trailing /index.html. It turns out there’s a few quirks of the Amazon CloudFront console settings that might lead to this. Let’s take a look at how to fix it.

Announcing Stormlight Consulting

Announcing Stormlight Consulting

I’ve launched a website for Stormlight Consulting. You can now take a look at different consulting services I offer and get in touch with me for initial consultations. If you’d like to learn more, check out the Stormlight Consulting Website!
AWS First-In-First-Out Queues

Recently, I needed to put together system that would take new DynamoDB table items, queue up JSON messages in first-in-first-out order, and trickle them out to a 3rd party API over time.

I love not having to maintain things later so I decided to throw together a solution on top of managed AWS services. Here’s a high-level diagram of what I came up with:

Full Queue Diagram

Let’s take a look at how it all works.

Creating Tech Pay Rates.

In the past several months I’ve seen a lot of buzz surrounding salary, pay transparency, and pay equity. So I decided to build a project that empowers workers to post their salary information and search over other salaries - introducing Tech Pay Rates.

Let’s take a look at the tool’s purpose and how it’s put together.

Amazon Translate Custom Terminologies

Let’s take a look at how we can use Amazon Translate, including using custom terminologies to customize our translations with specific vocabulary between languages.

In this case, let’s imagine I’m translating marketing speak between languages for my cloud consulting company Stormlight Consulting. I’d like to translate the text I’ve already written in English for a Spanish speaking audience.