Secrets of a happy Amazon hacker – IAM, MFA & locking down your account

If you’re still using a password to login to your AWS account it’s time you batten down the hatches. With a little work you can dramatically improve security. 1. install command line tools First get ahold of the aws comand line tools. They’re python based so you’ll need the package manager “pip” first. $ curl …

Is AWS enabling AngelList to boil the VC business?

Just finished listening to Ben Thompson & James Allworth discuss how Amazon Web Services is impacting the venture capital business. My mind is blown! Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I heard all about AngelList getting 400m from China’s csc. I didn’t really understand the significance until I saw Fred Wilson’s …

Should we be muddying the relational waters? Use cases for MySQL & Mongodb

Many of you know I publish a newsletter monthly. One thing I love about it is that after almost a decade of writing it regularly, the list has grown considerably. And I’m always surprised at how many former colleagues are actually reading it. So that is a really gratifying thing. Thanks to those who are, …