Category: AWS

Nested Loops in Terraform: Create a map from 2 lists

By , March 7, 2020 7:42 pm

Recently I encountered a Terraform task in which I had a list of roles and a list of policies and I needed to create a AWS resource for every combination of role-policy. In a “regular” programming language this would be a simple nested loop. Thankfully Terraform 0.12 added for_each and for attributes to declare recurring resources. But two problems remained:

  1. I needed some kind of way to nest these for declarations
  2. for_each attributes requires a map with a unique key

So let’s tackle these problems one at a time. Let’s we have 2 lists:

locals {
   ROLES = ["developer", "analyst", "manager"]
   POLICIES = ["arn:1", "arn:2", "arn:3"]

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Keep animated images after uploading to WordPress

By , May 11, 2019 5:32 pm

Haven’t written in a while. Not that nothing interesting happened, but never got around to. But I finally moved my blogs to AWS Lightsail (very smooth process, by the way) and experienced only one hurdle I wanted to write about (surprisingly, not related to AWS).

After the migration, I noticed that all images on my Fitbit Clock Faces site lost their animation. When I inspected an image – I found that it’s source goes thru some kind of a proxy “”. After digging a bit I found that it is used by JetPack site acceleration service – it caches images to serve them faster. Unfortunately cached copies seem to lose some of their properties (like animation).

To fix it – go to JetPack settings and turn “Speed up image load times” off

Disable JetPack image caching

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