certbot on Amazon Linux

Just an FYI for those caught by module not found exceptions when running certbot-auto on an AMI (Amazon Machine Image). I kept getting problems with the upgrade of certbot-auto on AMI. They say it’s alpha so not a suprise. Tried rm -rf /opt/eff.org and re-run...

Fake Your Scales in Windows XP VM

So today I had a task to find out if some legacy Weigh Bridge software would be capable of taking longer inputs for some field values Being proprietary software the answer is no… But in the process I had to fire up a Windows XP Virtual Machine and somehow...

Note to self regarding Amazon Autoscaling

Just started a Microsoft AD environment on Amazon Web Services to test some ITGlue Auto Documentation PowerShell scripts. Found that you need to pay attention to auto scaling settings. After my last session I shut down all the EC2 instances to avoid charges when I...