In the summer of 2020, I launched — a note-taking tool that helps you manage information using flexible hierarchies.

You can refer to my to read about why hierarchies matter.

A question I’m often asked is what makes Dendron different from all the other tools which also…

is meant to be the fastest way for people to create, reference, and collaborate on knowledge. It is based on a .

Hierarchy first means that Dendron helps you effortlessly create, manage, and reference your notes through flexible hierarchies. I call it anti-roam because…

Ten years ago I wrote a note.

That led to another, and then another, and soon enough, I had a few thousand of them and an increasingly unhappy dropbox client that refused to sync it all.

The reason for all these notes is because of technology.

I worked at AWS…

They say that hindsight is 2020 — which makes the start of this year the perfect time to reflect on the last.

2019 was a tumultuous year — both from a macro world socio-economic oh-my-god-what-is-happening standpoint and from a micro individual oh-my-god-what-am-I-doing standpoint.

On the individual front, I made three…

Over the past year, I’ve been following the development of the (CDK) — a framework built on top of CloudFormation that makes it delightful for users to manage AWS (IaC).

This has been my favorite release of AWS in 2019 in a year of…

EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs) provide steep discounts (up to 75%) to the hourly cost of running an EC2 instance in exchange for an upfront commitment to using a particular instance configuration for either a 1 year or 3 year term. In addition to the billing discount, certain RIs also offer…

In the not so distant past, businesses that wanted to build internet services needed to provision their own hardware. That meant buying a rack and a bunch of servers and stashing them in a cool part of the building and hope that no one would trip over the wires.

As…

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Whenever I’m working with a new client, one of the first things we talk about is access. Most clients have the majority of their business running on top of AWS and don’t feel comfortable (nor would I recommend) that they give a consultant complete access on day…

For Thanksgiving weekend, I decided that instead of get new things, I would take a look at my bucket list and try to take things out instead. One thing in particular that’s been on my mind is making audio transcriptions. I run a and recently I’ve been experimenting with…

The choices were tiger mountain #1, tiger mountain #2, tiger mountain #3 or poo poo point. We went with poo poo point. …

Kevin Lin

Former AWS Engineer turned cloud consultant. Work with startups and enterprise on cloud and AWS.

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