Finding Unused Elastic Load Balancers

AWS imposes limits on the number of Elastic LoadBalancers. Before asking for a limit increase, it is worthwhile to check if your load balancers are actually used and have healthy instances. Using excellent boto framework for Python, I built a simple script to find all ELBs where there […]

Where AWS Elastic BeanStalk Could be Better

Amazon describes their AWS Elastic BeanStalk service as follows: AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling web applications and services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker on familiar servers such as Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS. You can simply […]

On apprenticeship

When I was a freshman at Clarkson in 1996 there was a work-study program they called Student-Directed Computing Services. It was an effort to recruit students and get their help in wiring the campus for high speed Internet. It was thanks to that program that by the end […]