Eric S Raymond’s Unix Philosophy applied to design Cloud architectures

Eric Steven Raymond in his book The Art of Unix Programming wrote 17 rules of Unix philosophy. I find most of these rules very relevant for designing cloud architectures and has its application in the design thought process. Rule of Modularity: Write simple parts connected by clean interfaces. Design for modularity and decouple the various … Continue reading Eric S Raymond’s Unix Philosophy applied to design Cloud architectures

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Connecting to multiple AWS accounts using AWS CLI

To connect to multiple AWS accounts using different IAM users, following are the AWS CLI configuration steps. This would add user2 in the config file. Note that the credentials are stored in the credentials file. To connect to the first AWS account using the default profile: To connect to the second AWS account using user2 … Continue reading Connecting to multiple AWS accounts using AWS CLI

Magnum Square Prints: An Image That Changed Everything

Magnum Photographers were asked to choose an image - "An Image That Changed Everything". It is an image that they considered as a turning point in their lives as photographers. These photographs are available at the Magnum Sqaure Print Sale. Check them out. Great stuff! What I found even more interesting is the story behind … Continue reading Magnum Square Prints: An Image That Changed Everything

How to choose your portfolio hosting website

I have often been asked by my photography friends "where should I host my photography portfolio?". There are number of online photography portfolio hosting websites like Smugmug, Viewbook, Squarespace, Pixpa and many others, and I can understand it can sometimes be difficult to choose. What we will discuss here will be the principles on which … Continue reading How to choose your portfolio hosting website

Rainbow Rights – Delhi Queer Pride parade

“The Delhi Queer Pride is a parade for diversity, acceptance, solidarity and resistance” states the leaflet distributed at Delhi Queer Pride 2014, held on 30 November. The 2014 parade was particularly significant as members and supporters of the queer community got together to protest the December 2013 judgement of the Supreme Court of India that … Continue reading Rainbow Rights – Delhi Queer Pride parade