The importance of tools

What is the greatest tool you have ever used in your software development?  If I was asked that question my response would be that it varies from project to project.  In some cases it may have been an analytical tool to give insights into code performance and user activity.  In other cases it may have […]

Finding the hostname for a broken Amazon AWS instance

There have been times while working with hosts in Amazon AWS EC2 that an admin needs to grab the hostname – but for whatever reason all of the normal methods are inaccessible to them.  Maybe the host was lost, maybe it is broken, etc… Open the install log, generally found at “/var/log/install” Search for “Hostname” […]