Book Reviews - July

July was another busy month with job interviews and some traveling so I didn't quite hit my goal and I did read a book I had finished in the past because I felt like revisiting it. That's something I typically don't do, but I didn't want to read something new …

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Book Reviews - June

June was a pretty busy month due to looking for a job and the associated interviews and studying but I was still able to get some reading in. I've been having a pretty hard time reading non-fiction books but tried again this month, it went about as well as I …

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Book Reviews - May

I only finished two books in May due to being busy in my personal life, but am satisfied with what I read. Hopefully June will be more productive as I have a few shorter books in my queue, but there's also a few longer ones. I also need to make …

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Book Reviews - April

I would consider April a total failure for reading. At the beginning of the month I decided I wanted to try and focus on more self improvement and reflection style books, but hadn't checked many of these out on time, and wasn't very motivated to read. I only finished one …

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Book Reviews - March

In March I finished 5 books and met my goal. Part of this was sticking to my rule that if I'm not pulled in by the 50th page I put it down and move on, and part of it was simply selecting better books. I also read one book that …

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Book Reviews - February

This month I only finished 2 books and both of those were completed in the first week of February. I'll discuss the other books I didn't finish as well since there were 2 of them. This was a pretty bad month simply because I read a couple of books that …

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Book Reviews - January

I've been trying to read more recently and finished about 18 books last year. I am aiming for 4 books a month this year. I figured I might as well do a quick review of what I've been reading and only made it through 3 books in January unfortunately. I'm …

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A year later, spending $15 a month on music still rules

Last year around this time I decided that I would start buying music regularly from Bandcamp.com instead of using subscription services. I had bought music sporadically previously but realized it was time to start supporting the artists I care about more regularly. Subscription services don't benefit many of the …

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Launching Bulk Eats

Late last year I shut down the first full scale project I had built. It was an excellent learning experience (as documented here). I didn't make any money on that project, but the cost of learning was pretty low. A few weeks ago I finished the initial content and made …

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Scheduled Lambda SQS Message Function With Cloudwatch

Recently I wanted to created a scheduled Lambda event that would send a message to an SQS queue. I ended up using Cloudwatch to trigger a Python based Lambda event that would make a call to the appropriate queue.

This process was pretty easy to set up and required configuration …

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