The Patcave

I am what Gotham needs me to be.

Managing IAM more sanely

AWS IAM is the global permissions system that AWS uses. People are often mystified by how it works and often end up just giving everything *.* permissions. 

In this post I'll discuss things I learned while managing the IAM configuration at Narrative Science and hopefully allow you can learn from our failures so you can manage your IAM account in a much for sane and scalable way.

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Disaster Averted

I have been Technical Staff at for about a year as of writing this. One of the big things that bothered me when I first got onboard was how disorganized and chaotic the state of the infrastructure was. There wasn't a lot of it but it was old and fragile, and soon to be some serious hardware issues that needed to be addressed.

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I'm officially a "professional" game designer!

Okay okay, maybe that title is a bit of an overstatement, but I have very exciting news!

Among my many hobbies; one I've been doing since the beginning of the pandemic is level design, specifically for the game: Team Fortress 2.

I'm excited to share that today Valve purchased a level that I worked on (with a team of 8 others)!

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