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Ableton Live and Windows

I first started using Ableton Live on a MacBook Pro (erm, issued by my employer), and it was amazing. The amount of sound you could get with such minimal CPU usage blew my mind.

When I had to give up the MBP, I shopped around for a new personal laptop. I couldn’t justify $2500 for a comparable Mac, so I decided to go the WIndows route (Ableton, please support Linux for Live!) I thought I would write up my experience in spec-ing and using a Windows laptop with Live.

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Building a progressive web app with Vue.js and OnsenUI

Recently, we have been doing some proof of concept work on a PWA for our web site. The immediate goal is to make our mobile experience faster, but looking toward the future, we could potentially invest in this technology as a replacement for our current mobile apps if PWAs continue to receive more support on the major platforms.

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Upgrading instance class on Aurora cluster with terraform

We recently decided we want to upgrade one of our Aurora RDS clusters from db.r3.large to db.r4.large. Our entire environment is managed by Terraform. It was not clear from Terraform documentation what would happen if we just changed the instance size and applied the changes. Would Terraform be smart enough to upgrade the writer instance in AZ1, failing over to the reader in AZ2, and then when that was complete, upgrade the newly promoted writer instance, failing back to the new instance in AZ1?

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