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How to host a static website on Amazon’s AWS with SSL using S3, Certificate Manager, CloudFront, and Route53

So you have a static website and need to host it somewhere, there are many places to host your site but since you also want your site to have a security certificate, and you want all of this at a reasonable price, your options are limited. Last year, I tried Azure Storage to host a static website, but at the time, the options to get and apply a security certificate to a site hosted on Azure storage was complicated, it was very confusing. This time I decided to give AWS a try, and it turns out, hosting a static website…

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A simple change to my morning routine

There are many ideas and tips out there to help you become more productive and content about the work you do every day. I’ve read many books on the subject, many articles, blog posts, listened to podcasts, etc. As you can imagine, many things in life can alter your productivity and the way you feel about yourself. With this post, I am not trying to list them all here or give you the ultimate advice about this. Instead, I want to share a simple change in my morning routine that so far, it’s working for me. Wake up early and…

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Cómo consumir libros mientras caminas, manejas o lavas los platos. Una pista: audiolibros.

La cuestión es que, por mucho que se disfrute leyendo libros de papel y también libros en el Kindle, es casi imposible y muy irresponsable hacerlo mientras caminas, lavas los platos o conduces tu automóvil, realmente no es seguro ni conveniente. Ahora, he sabido sobre audiolibros por un tiempo, pero por alguna razón, no había probado estos hasta hace poco. Sin embargo, escuchar podcasts mientras conduzco, camino, o lavo los platos, es algo que he estado haciendo durante mucho tiempo. Escuchar audio mientras realizas otras actividades físicas o muy repetitivas no solo es posible, sino que también es agradable, y…

Books wrapped by headphones

How to consume books while hiking, driving, or washing dishes. Hint: Audiobooks.

The thing is, as much as I enjoy reading paper books and also books in my kindle, it’s nearly impossible and highly irresponsible to do it while walking, washing dishes, or driving, it really isn’t safe. Now, I’ve known about Audible for a while, but for some reason, just never tried it until recently. However, listening to podcasts while driving, running, hiking, washing dishes, etc. it’s something I’ve been doing for a while now. Listening to audio while doing other physical or very repetitive activities is not only possible but enjoyable, and yes, I really do wash dishes just so…

Failed to authenticate HTTPS connection. Conflicting certificates for localhost when using Visual Studio for Mac

Lately, I have been trying Visual Studio for Mac as this version of Visual Studio has evolved significantly. However, something I noticed is that since I don’t use it often, the local SSL certificates created by dotnet in the Mac get a bit screwy. There is a possibility that you might end up with a conflicting certificate for localhost from creating or setting up applications in the past. If you work with the Mac version of Visual Studio, and you ever get the following error, run the commands at the bottom to clean up the existing certificates for localhost and create new…