New WFH Toys!

I recently upgraded the home setup to leverage my old Canon T6i as my new office “webcam” and replaced the Razer Kiyo because despite it being fantastic quality video, the auto-focus frankly sucks. I tried the EOS Webcam Utility which was incredibly simple and straight forward, but unfortunately a little Read more…

Lambda Image Resizer

I recently forked a project from another developer (see CREDIT below) and rebuilt a mini serverless app to support dynamically resizing images with S3 and API Gateway. The project is available here: https://github.com/litwicki/lambda-resize-image lambda-resize-image An AWS Lambda Function to resize images automatically with API Gateway and S3 for imagemagick tasks. Read more…

Amplify React Scaffolding

I have long fancied myself a “backend engineer” and part of my checklist of personal growth after joining the AWS Amplify team was to force myself to get familiar with “frontend” development. ReactJS seemed an obvious and safe first step, so I started with react-boilerplate which accurately warns is not Read more…

Bend Beer Trip

The beer wish list: Boneyard Brewing Incredible Pulp Pale Ale – American Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale – American Rapid Transit IPA – International Hop-a-Wheelie IPA – American Notorious IPA³ IPA – Triple Mr. Centaur IPA – Triple Long-Boy Stout – Imperial / Double Suge Knite Stout – Russian Imperial Crux Fermentation Project Play Wave Pale Ale – American Krystal Read more…

Restoring Original NES

While visiting home these past holidays, I managed to excavate my original Nintendo and Super Nintendo. To my great surprise, they appeared to be in excellent condition despite the clear aging and discoloration. Nevertheless, I smuggled them home from Grandma and Papa, and began my restoration, starting with the NES. Read more…