The AWS console does not directly allow you to downgrade RDS from m3 to t2 sizing. Here’s how to resize a db.m3.medium RDS classic instance to a db.t2.small VPC instance in a few AWS console steps. This article assumes the following: * Your RDS instance is still running on the older “EC2-Classic” platform * You […]
How to Fix an Invisible File on Mac with Terminal shell commands If you run across an invisible file error such “The file can’t be replaced because it’s invisible”: The problem is that the “invisibility bit” is set to hidden for the affected file. Here’s the simple fix using only your Mac Terminal (unix commands).
Today I started playing with the new Amazon Web Services command line interface tools to issue aws commands from my console and scripts. Installation was straightforward, but I realized right away I needed to set the target region for my commands, so I decided to use the custom config file approach, setting an env variable […]
For the last 2 years, I’ve surveyed my colleagues in engineering positions around the country (mostly the San Francisco bay area), asking their advice on DOs and DONTs for technical interviewing. I’ve combined their advice – representing companies that include Google, Twitter, Rackspace, Mozilla, LongTail Video, Wharton, Cloudera, and Crompco, among others – with my […]