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Interesting and Technical problems solved and explained

  • Running COBOL on AWS Lambda

    I have spent part of my working career in Financial services, it’s a great industry and anyone who has spent any time there knows Mainframe, COBOL and Fortran do come up. I know of one COBOL programmer personally ( the wife of a friend ), however have never seen COBOL...

  • Faster build times with AWS Codebuild

    While assisting my friend Zain with CodeBuild we were both complaining how long the build was taking. This was due to him running jekyll and installing several packages. Now if we look back here one of the steps is to actually build the docker image that “out” build will take...

  • Running Cockroach DB on a Raspberry Pi

    I have had my eye on CockroachDB for some time. Put simply Cockroach DB is a Postgres compatible Multi-Master database meaning you can have multiple write nodes. I have set this up locally approximately 6 months ago. It was effortless to get going on MacOS. This weekend I was diving...

  • The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net....does not have a Release file.

    Ever followed a guide a little to blindly and added a repository and now expereincing issues such as: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/{something}/archive/ubuntu focal Release' does not have a Release file. Solution: sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:{reponame} sudo apt update For me this happened to be: sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:longsleep/golang-backports sudo apt update...

  • Running AWS Code build locally

    I’ve been working with code build for some time now, have even had to configure our own images for some Windows builds. Recently I helped my friend Zain setup a pipeline, while learning the ins and out of codebuild ( using scp in codebuild to be specfic ) we performed...