2021-10-16 | Compiling a custom Terraform provider
Several times now, I’ve been presented with provider bugs in Terraform - specifically the AWS provider - that are fixed in PRs that have sat unmerged for months, if not years. While Hashicorp has now codified that community pull requests aren’t being reviewed, I’ve had a dirty trick up my sleeve for about two years now: in some projects, I don’t use the upstream provider anymore. Instead, I run a fork, where I’ve cherry-picked in any fixes I’ve needed.
2020-12-30 | Thoughts on Disconnecting
Like many, I found myself ending 2020 without having taken any time off. After all, travel itself wasn’t exactly advisable, and I’d fruitlessly hoped that by delaying as long as possible, I might better my chances of getting a vacation. Little did I know, delaying until the end of the year actually put me directly in second surge territory – Christmas and New Year’s were straight out.
I’ve never taken a staycation, and my last attempt at disconnecting was cut short a mere two days in by my place of work being bought out, so I figured now was high time to give it another try.