Jonathan Poland

Midwestern geek, father of two.

Simple DIY PVC Pipe Birdhouse

There are some great looking wooden birdhouses, but after just a year or two, they start to rot and fall apart. Even when cleaned out each fall and stored indoors each winter. Wood just isn't very durable, and birdhouses get abused inside and out. Doing…

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Going serverless: Zappa vs Chalice 2018

I had the need to create a tiny API recently and decided to finally try out AWS Lambda. It's probably the leader in the "serverless" movement, which really just means someone else manages your servers for you. Normally, I'd have had to stand up an EC2…

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