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Occupation

I currently develop Amazon Web Service related add-ons for the Atlassian suite at Utoolity - publicly available are:

Freelancing

I might also be available for freelancing gigs - see my freelancing profile on opelbrothers.net for availability details (a Stack Overflow Careers profile is available as well).


Jun
22
awarded  Yearling
Jun
16
revised How to specify an IAM role for an Amazon EC2 instance being launched via the AWS CLI?
Added link to related article on AWS security blog.
Jun
8
answered How to allow IAM users to setup their own virtual MFA devices
May
16
revised Using cloud-init to install a specific package version
Inlined link; formatted quote.
May
8
awarded  Cleanup
May
8
revised Spot instances frequently terminated in AWS auto scaling group (failing system health check)
rolled back to a previous revision
May
8
revised Spot instances frequently terminated in AWS auto scaling group (failing system health check)
Updated regarding assessment of spot instance termination with status 'instance-terminated-by-user'.
May
8
comment Spot instances frequently terminated in AWS auto scaling group (failing system health check)
@DerekMorrison - I see; the spot price history for m3.xlarge in us-east-1 has been >= $1 in the last weeks in some AZs in fact (please beware of the difference between EC2 classic and VPC in this regard), but given your extensive debugging effort, you have presumably looked very closely already ;) - I've updated my answer with another frequently encountered reason for spot instance terminations and options how to gain more insight into the actual cause by tracking your spot request bids.
May
8
revised Spot instances frequently terminated in AWS auto scaling group (failing system health check)
Updated regarding additional reasons for spot instance termination and resp. monitoring options.
May
8
revised Spot instances frequently terminated in AWS auto scaling group (failing system health check)
Quoted message in question; added tag.
May
8
answered Spot instances frequently terminated in AWS auto scaling group (failing system health check)
May
1
awarded  amazon-ec2
Apr
1
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
1
revised Set TTL for CloudFront files to 1 year
Shortened/Formatted overly verbose suggested edit; added hints on Cache-Control max-age preference and minimum TTL effects.
Mar
19
comment AWS IAM user access issues for S3
According to Sid, it is is an optional identifier that you provide for the policy statement, which must be unique within a policy. Given it seems to work fine w/o (but see below), I tend to remove it here for brevity and when versionizing policies, but do not bother when generating policies automatically for example - however, as per the subsequent Note: Some AWS services (for example, Amazon SQS or Amazon SNS) might require this element [...].
Mar
19
answered AWS IAM user access issues for S3
Mar
17
answered Restrict the visibility of EC2 instances using IAM accounts
Mar
17
comment Restrict the visibility of EC2 instances using IAM accounts
When you say 'IAM accounts', I presume you mean multiple 'IAM users' within a single 'AWS account'?
Feb
11
awarded  Announcer
Jan
21
revised IAM policy to restrict access to one VPC
Inlined/Added links.