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Created Sep 24, 2011
ANSI colored Python logging
import logging
from termcolor import colored
class ColorLog(object):
colormap = dict(
debug=dict(color='grey', attrs=['bold']),
warn=dict(color='yellow', attrs=['bold']),
brainsik /
Created May 23, 2019
How to install an older version of a Homebrew forumla
brew uninstall terraform
brew extract --version 0.11.14 terraform homebrew/cask
brew install terraform@0.11.14
brainsik /
Last active May 17, 2019
Minimalist Infrastructure


Minimalist infrastructure is the practice of building only what you need with the fewest number of resources. This is a philosophy, not a religion, you shouldn't build bad infrastructure to achieve a minimalist design. A minimalist design should lead to good infrastructure by reducing the amount of resources under management and the complexity of the design.

Avoid state

When designing your system, avoid storing additional state. Often the data you want to store is already available in the system. Using the system as the source of truth can avoid the difficult business of ensuring data consistency.

As an example, let's say you want to be able to rollback a Fargate deploy if the new task definition results in a service that won't become healthy. One option would be store the working task definition in something like DynamoDB (or git or any number of bad choices). However, your ECS service already has this information: the previous, healthy service is still running. Instead of managing a

brainsik /
Last active Nov 16, 2018
Takes a list of VPC names and outputs their ID and CIDR
data "aws_vpc" "found" {
count = "${length(var.vpc_names)}"
filter {
name = "tag:Name"
values = ["${element(var.vpc_names, count.index)}"]
output "vpc_id" {
View terraform-debug.txt
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [INFO] Terraform version: 0.11.7
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [INFO] Go runtime version: go1.10.1
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [INFO] CLI args: []string{"/usr/local/Cellar/terraform/0.11.7/bin/terraform", "validate"}
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [DEBUG] Attempting to open CLI config file: /Users/jeremy.avnet/.terraformrc
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [DEBUG] File doesn't exist, but doesn't need to. Ignoring.
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [INFO] CLI command args: []string{"validate"}
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [DEBUG] checking for provider in "."
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [DEBUG] checking for provider in "/usr/local/Cellar/terraform/0.11.7/bin"
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [DEBUG] checking for provider in ".terraform/plugins/darwin_amd64"
2018/07/24 15:01:38 [DEBUG] found provider "terraform-provider-aws_v1.28.0_x4"
brainsik / stubby.yml
Created Nov 20, 2017
Stubby config for Quad9
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- address_data:
tls_auth_name: ""
- digest: "sha256"
value: MujBQ+U0p2eZLTnQ2KGEqs+fPLYV/1DnpZDjBDPwUqQ=
brainsik /
Created Sep 7, 2017
Command to add a CA to your Java key store
$jre/bin/keytool \
-import \
-trustcacerts \
-file /path/to/MyIntermediateCA.crt \
-alias MyIntermediateCA \
-keystore $jre/lib/security/cacerts \
-storepass changeit \
brainsik / gist:4280136
Created Dec 13, 2012
A simple way for Python cron tasks to exit if another process is currently running. Does not use a pidfile.
View gist:4280136
import os
import subprocess
import shlex
def bail_if_another_is_running():
cmd = shlex.split("pgrep -u {} -f {}".format(os.getuid(), __file__))
pids = subprocess.check_output(cmd).strip().split('\n')
if len(pids) > 1:
brainsik / Preferences.sublime-settings
Last active May 24, 2017
SublimeText 3 Preferences
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"always_show_minimap_viewport": true,
"auto_complete_commit_on_tab": true,
"bold_folder_labels": true,
"caret_extra_bottom": 1,
"caret_extra_top": 1,
"caret_style": "solid",
"color_scheme": "Packages/Color Scheme - Default/Solarized (Dark).tmTheme",
"create_window_at_startup": false,
"ensure_newline_at_eof_on_save": true,
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