Welcome to Cloud Confusing, a site that details my journey into cloud ops/devops. It will also touch on web monetization, product management, web development, and all sorts of related topics. Think of it as a toolkit for a modern technical product manager.
Why do this? I’m a product manager and a lifelong technology lover with a not-so-fun history with ops. After years of avoid hosting, networking, DNS, and other related tasks I’ve spent the last few years learning how to work with the cloud, not just have others do it for me. My goal isn’t to be a full-time network engineer or devops, I simply want to overcome my concerns and tackle the gaps in my knowledge head on.
As the site has grown I’ve through in some helpful tips about the tools I use everyday, like Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Big Query, and AWS tools like S3, Cloudfront, Route 53, and so on.
Everything I’m doing is done with the goal of accomplishing a greater task — I’m not learning how to use AWS for academic purposes — so please excuse anything that’s overly expedient, insufficiently appreciative of details, incredibly pragmatic, or just plain incorrect.