Netflix's VPN blocker makes me feel like we're in the dark ages.

They really expect me to turn off my VPN and expose myself so they can track me better? After I've already paid for the service?

help.netflix.com/en/node/10058

This has been in my website's privacy policy for over two years now, and so far no one has responded.

The evolution of ayushsharma.in: Jekyll, Bootstrap, Netlify, static websites, and responsive design.

In this article, I'll highlight some ideas for Jekyll collections, blog category pages, responsive web-design, and netlify.toml to make static website maintenance a breeze.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2021/07/t

Cross-posting mastodon to company slack, to establish myself as one of the cool people.

The evolution of ayushsharma.in: Jekyll, Bootstrap, Netlify, static websites, and responsive design. - ayush sharma's notes โ˜• + ๐ŸŽง + ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

In this article, I'll highlight some ideas for Jekyll collections, blog category pages, responsive web-design, and netlify.toml to make static website maintenance a breeze.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2021/07/t

I recently discovered Checkov, a unit-testing tool for cloud infrastructure build using Terraform. Checkov also has custom policy capabilities, meaning we can define org-specific resource tagging and GCR policies for testing/validation in CI/CD pipelines.

lnkd.in/eDY8ssn

Working with Terraform for over five years has taught me some key lessons. 5 practices have been critical to having a sane and usable Terraform setup regardless of the size of the team or the nature of the project.

1. Know your target audience.
2. Reuse. Reuse. Reuse.
3. Explicit rather than implicit.
4. Automate everywhere. Your laptop. Your shared VM. Your CI/CD.
5. Have an awesome README.md!

lnkd.in/ek8DEqW

A bunch of us should become human resource and hiring consultants, to help companies that aren't able to find enough applicants. Wear a suit, look over their recruiting process, benefits and perks, how they market their "fun work environment", use the buzzwords.

Then tell them they should pay people more and bill then for it lol.

"This is probably not the update you want." bodhi.fedoraproject.org/update

The result of Google restricting their services to particular user-agents and builds.

Are standards really standards if you only let yourself (and maybe one friend) participate?

(HT @mhoye for the link)

food 

Okay so then this morning I was like โ€œwe gotta make waffles.โ€ Back in New York, we loved this place called Waffels en Dinges (โ€œwaffles with stuffโ€) and this is inspired by them.

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there is nothing more countercultural this year than hope and caring and mutual support, and nothing more mainstream than edgy doomsaying and competitive cynicism

this winter is a golden opportunity to be punk *as fuck*

Creating AWS VPCs in 2 minutes with Terraform Registry

Terraform is the go-to open-source tool for creating resources on the cloud using IaC. It is a cloud-agnostic offering from HashiCorp that can help you build out your infrastructure on AWS, GCP, Azure, and OCI, to name a few. Terraform supports 290 providers as of today.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2020/09/c

Creating ready-to-use AWS Security Groups using Terraform Registry, Named Groups, and Named Rules

Creating and maintaining AWS security groups using Terraform has become even more accessible, thanks to community-built modules on Terraform Registry. Today I want to show you two particular features of one of the modules called Named Groups and Named Rules.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2020/09/c

Recognizing that multiple factors can be simultaneously true is one of the harder lessons of adulthood

it's my second mastoversary. by my third I hope to have defeated god and learnt to do a cartwheel

PBS Special: United States of Conspiracy

How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. FRONTLINE examines the alliance of conspiracy entrepreneur Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and the president, and their role in the battle over truth and lies.

pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/un

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