git alias for concise history

This is pretty short post. H/T to @prokopp for telling me know about this.

Git allows you to add aliases in your global config - this is the first one I’ve actually added and all it does is a concise, clearly formatted git log.

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How it works -

I recently posted an entry announcing In this post I want to cover how it actually works.

Basic Architecture

The logical diagram below details the basic structure of the application. The core components are;

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Yesterday I created a scraper for the AWS documentation landing page to give a glossary of all of the services that have available documentation.

Originally I posted it as a page in this site, I’ve now moved it to

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Delving in the depths of my github

This morning I was trying to solve an issue where has an SSL error when trying to access my blog but is fine! (its still not resolved).

As I was poking around in my github account I looked at what I had done over the years… taking me... read more

Using Amazon SES with HP Scan-to-Email Printer


We have just replaced our aging Canon MX885 Multi Function printer with a new colour Laser printer, an HP M281fdw multi function. One of the scanning options is to “Scan to Email”. This is something I’ve found really useful in my current clients office.

What’s the issue... read more