Simon Willison’s Weblog

Wednesday, 6th October 2021

Abusing Terraform to Upload Static Websites to S3 (via) I found this really interesting. Terraform is infrastructure as code software which mostly handles creating and updating infrastructure resources, so it’s a poor fit for uploading files to S3 and setting the correct Content-Type headers for them. But... in figuring out how to do that, this article taught me a ton about how Terraform works. I wonder if that’s a useful general pattern? Get a tool to do something that it’s poorly designed to handle and see how much you learn about that tool along the way. # 6:51 pm

Writing for distributed teams (via) Vicki Boykis describes how she only sent 11 emails during her first 12 months working at Automattic, because the company culture there revolves around asynchronous communication through durable writing using the P2 custom WordPress theme. “This is a completely different paradigm than I’ve ever worked in, which has been a world usually riddled with information lost to Slack, Confluence, and dozens of email re:re:res.” # 6:29 pm

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