Triggering ECS RunTask from AWS CloudFormation

Inevitably there will come a time where you’re deploying an application on Amazon ECS and you’ll need to fire a single-run command on deployment. This could be something like a database migration or something else that sets up your environment post-deployment that can’t, or shouldn’t be run within your container’s startup sequence (by using entrypoints/bootstrap […]

Configuring pfSense to work with BT Infinity native IPv6

A quick post this one. I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find the right settings in order to connect up my pfSense to use BT Infinity’s native IPv6 implementation. Finally found the magic combination, which I’m sharing here for future reference, and hopefully help anyone else that might find this post.

Sending Django’s WSGIRequest to a celery task

There may end up being an instance or 2 where you need access to the initial request object inside a celery task, for want of forming an absolute URL for an email template that you’re generating asynchronously, amongst many other reasons. However you’ll find that the WSGIRequest object can’t be pickled because of bound methods […]