Shout out to the scariest story ever penned, They Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs

June 8, 2022 · 1 min · Ben Francom

AWS Opensearch and EC2 Scripts

Been working on some AWS reports lately, some for EC2 and OpenSearch to help determine costs, and what it would take to migrate to Graviton instances. OpenSearch EC2

May 25, 2022 · 1 min · Ben Francom

Peyote Wheedleson's Bewilderedness

May 16, 2022 · 0 min · Ben Francom

The Accidental Minimalist

We have tried a garden many times. We bought a camp trailer a few years ago because we thought it would be fun. I’ve had many cars throughout my lifetime. I’ve ridden many thousands of miles on bicycles. I’ve dealt with complex software and difficult technical integrations many times. But…. I like things to work simply and work well. I want to set it, forget it, and not to fight it....

April 27, 2022 · 2 min · Ben Francom

The Definition of Success

I see a common thread throughout the world where many people idolize various industry or political leaders. In most forms of media, many people are swooning over how great these leaders are (or were). A lot of folks look for outward signals to help them define or justify their success. Just because someone is extremely wealthy and runs large companies, does that make them a success? Maybe it makes them successful in one part of life, but is that the most important part?...

April 25, 2022 · 2 min · Ben Francom