2024-03-05 | 2024-03-07

CAVEAT LECTOR: This is a daily note! Sometimes they’ll be structured, sometimes they won’t. These are more for the benefit of my near- and long-term future self, but I do tend to publish them in case they’re somehow helpful for other people.

Today’s Plan

I think today’s plan has me diving back into the wonderful world of DevOps, testing out internal DNS capabilities for development resources within VPCs. Thankfully server bullshit the other day has gotten me in a Domain Name State of Mind.

I think E-block today is going to be fixing up the homelab server. I took apart all of the pieces to clean them but (from what my partner has told me — oops!) there’s a fan in there that isn’t balanced and constantly clicking, so it’ll be some investigating there.

Also excited to put in a couple extra pieces - I bought a cheap burner card (GTX 1030 for like $60) to dedicate to video encoding/decoding, along with a few other here-and-there parts to expand storage slots. So long, 256GB storage!


  • Starting on internal AWS DNS module for Account Factory Terraform
  • While I’m in DevOps land, I kinda want to take, like, 30 minutes and follow up on a weird concept I read about awhile back - unit testing Terraform code. I don’t totally understand how one would unit test… infrastructure configurations? but who knows, maybe it’ll blow my mind


  • Meeting up with our PM to talk over some developer experience stuff - people problems are truly the hardest engineering problems


  • N/A - I’m hanging out with my partner tonight, but depending on how long her plague-ridden body can handle doing things, I may do some hardware stuff tonight on the homelab server.

Today’s Report

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