My 2016 BMW R1200GS

Like all right thinking peoples, I like to ride the train. And I particularly like riding the train when there’s a brand new motorcycle waiting for me at the other end of the line.

All Aboard

Of course, a good book is a great way to pass the time if the ...

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Another certification in the bag. I wrote the AWS Associate level Solutions Architect exam today. I didn’t realize AWS certs are only good for 2 years. Sets a bit of a roadmap for my AWS certifications going forward. I got my Associate level SysOps cert in earl 2015, so ...

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A New Lid - the BMW System 6

So I dropped my reasonably new Shoei RF-1200, from about handlebar height, onto my driveway, which calls in to question whether the helmet is still safe to wear. Is it even 2 years old yet? Shoei offers a helmet scanning service to confirm whether it is still safe, but ...

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A New Ride - the BMW R1200GS

A Winner [Updated]

I had a 2017 BMW R1200GS in “Frozen Dark Blue Metallic” on order with a variety of gizmos including BMW’s Navigator V GPS system, keyless ride, and the Akrapovic exhaust. Being only 172cm tall, I was getting the bike lowered to better fit my height.

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Platform and Data Operations Analyst

In what was more than a bit of a surprise, I was “laterally promoted” to a new role with my employer, something I only found out less than 24 hours before it was announced to the department. I shall not complain. A bit of an odd way to go about ...

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Highly Available NAT with AWS Auto Scaling

[AWS now offers a highly available NAT Gateway service. You can still run your own NAT, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. I’ve converted my systems to use the NAT Gateway service. This document is a work-in-progress.]

This is largely a re-spin of Cake Solutions’ methodology ...

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The First Post

I have proven to be absolutely terrible at this blogging business, but I’m giving it another whirl. This is intended to be some form of working life / professional experience related site. I suppose it is meant to be a “brag sheet”, though there may be some non-work stuff too ...

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