Category: Development

Shaving a yak for Excel

As our business grows, our needs to analyse and understand it grow even faster. This means we must get better at generating reports so that more people can use them with less effort. One tool for improving long reports is to break them up in sections. In Excel spreadsheets, this can be done with the outline feature. This…

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Building an AWS AMI with encrypted root device

There is not much to dispute about the importance of encrypting data. Elastic Block Store (EBS) encryption offers a solution to encrypt EBS volumes, i.e. machine “disks”. Data residing on encrypted EBS volumes are assured to be encrypted at rest, while moving between the volume and the instance and also when dumped into a volume snapshot. However, unlike…

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In my .pryrc (part 1 of… 3?)

I develop software all day, every day. Some days, I don’t open my editor, and it’s all drawings on a whiteboard. Other days, I write five little classes that work together to solve a big problem. And sometimes, I write code to help me figure out what I’m doing. Some of that code goes into the .pryrc of the…

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