The Bitcoin mania has struck again. With the BTC price approaching $50,000 many people look for ways to take part in the frenzy. Start mining on AWS today using our easy to use CloudFormation template. Or better not? Let’s find out…

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This year I turned 42 and ran my first 42 km Full Marathon. Here is how you can do it too!

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10 kilometres!! “I wish I could do that one day” I thought.

Start small

That mate’s remark made me think…


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~ $ ssh ec2-user@broken-instance
ec2-user@broken-instance: Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic).


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Create the stack and test

The complete Textract CloudFormation project is available on GitHub. Follow the instructions there to deploy the stack to one of the regions where Textract is available. For example to us-west-2 (Oregon) which also happens to have the lowest Textract prices.


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TTS = Text To Speech

​​Text To Speech systems are nothing new. The first time I heard a computer speak was sometimes in the last century on my Commodore C64. It was a hardly intelligible, monotonic, robotic voice. Yet so exciting!!​​

Michael Ludvig

AWS Ambassador ★ AWS Cloud Consultant at Servian in New Zealand

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