Links for 2017-11-02

  • aws-vault

    ‘A vault for securely storing and accessing AWS credentials in development environments’. Scott Piper says: ‘You should not use the AWS CLI with MFA without aws-vault, and probably should not use the CLI at all without aws-vault, because of it’s benefit of storing your keys outside of ~/.aws/credentials (since every once in a while a developer will decide to upload all their dot-files in their home directory to github so they can use the same .vimrc and .bashrc aliases everywhere, and will end up uploading their AWS creds).’

    (tags: aws vault security cli development coding dotfiles credentials mfa)

  • AWS Service Terms

    57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.
    Seems fair enough.

    (tags: aws zombies funny t-and-cs legal civilization just-in-case)

  • How the Guardian found 800,000 paying readers

    The strategy to rescue the Guardian from financial oblivion has attained a landmark position by increasing its revenue from readers to a point where it now outweighs the paper’s income from advertising. This significant shift in the Guardian’s business model, making it less dependent on a highly challenging advertising market for media companies, results largely from a quadrupling in the number of readers making monthly payments under the title’s membership scheme, which has grown from 75,000 to 300,000 members in the past year.
    Wow. Good job Guardian!

    (tags: guardian journalism subscriptions newspapers future membership donations)

  • How to make the function keys the default Touch Bar display

    Gonna need this for the new work laptop

    (tags: touchbar apple ui function-keys keyboard usability it-just-works)

  • 20 Touch Bar Tips & Tricks for the New MacBook Pro – YouTube

    another set of touchbar tips

    (tags: touchbar it-just-works apple ui usability youtube)

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