Being a person that writes

Being a person that writes

In 2021 I wrote 69 blog posts, which is an all time record for me. In 2022 — I’m going to try and keep it going 🙂

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Turning Hugo aliases into AWS S3 redirects

Turning Hugo aliases into AWS S3 redirects

I’m hosting this blog on AWS S3 and Cloudfront. One disadvantage with S3 is that it doesn’t have a simple way of creating redirects — like Netlify, Firebase, or even Nginx.

But there is way; using the AWS CLI, put-object, and the x-amz-website-redirect-location metadata.

Here’s how 👇

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Reddit traffic spike and website performance

Reddit traffic spike and website performance

On Tuesday August 24th I posted a link to my Running underground CAT6 to detached garage post on the r/homelab subreddit. The Reddit post got lots of upvotes and comments — and started climbing on the r/homelab front page.

This generated a spike of traffic like I have never gotten before. In this post I’m going through some numbers; like performance, traffic and cost.

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Adding security headers with AWS Lambda@Edge

Adding security headers with AWS Lambda@Edge

I’m adding security headers to my S3 and CloudFront hosted website — using Lambda@Edge. It’s pretty easy, here is how 👇

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Deploying this Hugo blog to AWS S3

Deploying this Hugo blog to AWS S3

This blog is built with Hugo — an open-source static site generator. Static websites require no server side processing, which makes them easier to host and opens up new hosting possibilities.

There are many options out there, but I deploy my website to AWS S3, using CloudFront to distribute it globally (aka. make it fast).

Here is the why and the how.

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