Tag Archives: AWS

Look a(nother) Ghost

Since May of 2014 I have been playing on and off with the blogging platform Ghost. It has been an on again off again affair, and I have never left WordPress for it, but rather use it as a test … Continue reading

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Give Up the AWS Ghost

Building on my last post about moving ds106.club off Amazon Web Services (AWS), I moved another EC2 instance I setup back in 2014 to run the blogging platform Ghost. Like ds106.club, I had not been able to access the server … Continue reading

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Ocean’s 106 Club

My own personal web monitoring system, Alan Levine, sent me this tweet Friday: @jimgroom what the ~ happened to https://t.co/sKXA0liG9y ? — Alan Levine (@cogdog) September 8, 2016 Turns out ds106.club was down, and I’m pretty sure a quick reboot would … Continue reading

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Putting Domains Infrastructure in the Cloud

This semester we having been moving our Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) packages for new institutions to Digital Ocean. Up and until now we haven’t run DoOO through cloud infrastructure providers like AWS, Linode, Digital Ocean, etc. for two reasons: price … Continue reading

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Setting Up S3 Storage for Omeka

Omeka continues to be a huge draw for a variety of students, faculty, and librarians using Reclaim Hosting. And the good folks at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media have been champions of our service from the … Continue reading

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A 5 Terabyte Shark

I’ve been trying to consolidate and archive the last 10 years of images, videos, documents, site backups, etc. It’s a daunting task, but I am finding uploading everything on old computers and backup disks to Amazon S3 is an approach … Continue reading

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Abstractions: Running WordPress Multi-Site using AWS, Docker, and BTSync

Heads up: this is not a technical run through, but more of a conceptual overview. Apologies if you came here looking for a how-to. Hopefully we will have just that in the next few months. But enough about the past, … Continue reading

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Stabilizing AWS Costs on UMW Blogs

One of the quiet wins we had in DTLT this semester was moving UMW Blogs to Amazon Web Services. It was essential because this platform was quickly outgrowing the limits of a dedicated server. In fact, if it weren’t for Tim Owens‘s fancy … Continue reading

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Duke’s Website has Gone Docker

http://t.co/YUs8YEmRIe has gone #Docker! As of today @DukeU‘s main site now hosted entirely in #Docker containers! @DukeOIT @DukeWebServices — Chris Collins (@ChrisInDurham) May 12, 2015 I was excited to see Tony Hirst retweet the news that Duke University’s website is … Continue reading

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Reclaim and the Translation of EdTech

Jim Groom on Reclaim and the translation of edtech from UCalgary Taylor Institute on Vimeo. D’Arcy Norman posted this one video that parts of a larger documentary project he started while at UMW for the Reclaim Your Domain Hackathon. I don’t get to see … Continue reading

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