Archive For January 21, 2017

Kinect for Xbox One Colour Depth Map using Helix Toolkit and WPF

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Kinect for Xbox One Colour Depth Map using Helix Toolkit and WPF

The Helix Toolkit is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to quickly add 3D features to a WPF Application.   KinectV2 (Kinect for XBox One) is a motion capture device designed for gaming. It comes with a free SDK making it super easy to build KinectV2 apps for windows. In just a few lines of code…

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Backing up your Multi-Site WordPress Blog to AWS S3

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Backing up your Multi-Site WordPress Blog to AWS S3

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to back up a wordpress blog to Amazon S3 storage using the free version of the BackWPup plugin. If you are already hosting your wordpress site on AWS, then backing up to S3 makes sense. S3 is a robust, secure and easy to use cloud storage solution. S3 is not…

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Creating an RStudio Server using Terraform on AWS

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Creating an RStudio Server using Terraform on AWS

I’ve created a set of Terraform files to quickly provision an RStudio server on AWS using one of the great ami’s from Louis Aslett http://www.louisaslett.com/RStudio_AMI/ The files contain the following variables: local_ip – the local IP address to be given SSH access region – the aws region for the deployment instance_type – the type of…

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Creating and Destroying AWS S3 Buckets in two Regions with Terraform

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Creating and Destroying AWS S3 Buckets in two Regions with Terraform

I ran across an issue with Terraform where I couldn’t destroy an Amazon S3 bucket created in a region other than the one provided at the prompt.   To get around this I had to configure an AWS provider for each region I wanted to add a bucket to, and use the alias property to reference…

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Feel the flow

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Feel the flow

In this article I will be talking about my favorite way to manage flow of work through a software team, Kanban. Kanban is a great way to gain team agility without requiring changes to existing processes. Kanban allows these processes to be improved over time with minimal impact to how a team works, while giving…

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Terraforming a WordPress blog on AWS

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Terraforming a WordPress blog on AWS

Terraform by Hashicorp is an awesome tool that allows you to define your system architecture as code using a json language variant. With Terraform you can: Define your architecture as code in simple text files rather than manually tweaking things in your cloud provider Store your architecture definition in a source control repo and have…

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