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My name is Nick Spreitzer and this is my sporadically updated blog. I’m a software engineering manager, command line junkie, and fledgling photographer. Here, I write about anything that’s on my mind, from my latest open source projects to dieting and exercise. If you’d like to get in touch, email me at nick@refactorsaurusrex.com.

Minimal AWS IAM Policy For Synology Hyper Backup To S3

So you want to use Synology’s Hyper Backup with S3, eh? And you’re looking for the specific AWS permissions required for it to work? While it would be just super if Synology documented the exact permissions required, unfortunately, they do not. Nor does the Hyper Backup application provide detailed error messages when required permissions are lacking. Instead, all you get is an ambiguous statement indicating that “some” permissions are missing. No kidding....

February 21, 2021 · 1 min · Nick Spreitzer

Using DNS-O-Matic DDNS On A Synology NAS

Clarifying DNS-O-Matic’s conflicting password requirements...

February 15, 2021 · 2 min · Nick Spreitzer

PowerShell Write-Host Word Wrap

Writing large blocks of text using Write-Host isn’t always pretty. Try Write-Paragraph instead...

October 28, 2020 · 3 min · Nick Spreitzer

Temporarily Prevent Windows From Sleeping

If you ever need to temporarily prevent Windows from going to sleep, you should try giving it some NoDoz...

June 21, 2019 · 5 min · Nick Spreitzer

ForwardMX.io: A Review

I gave ForwardMX.io a shot, but it proved to be an unreliable service with zero customer support. I later switched to Mailgun and came away convinced that email forwarding is fundamentally unreliable....

June 8, 2019 · 5 min · Nick Spreitzer

Two Wives

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October 29, 2018 · 1 min · Nick Spreitzer

Py-Curious

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October 28, 2018 · 1 min · Nick Spreitzer

How To Debug PowerShell Core Binary Cmdlets

Just a few minor tweaks is all it takes to get going with PowerShell Core cmdlets. I just wish it was documented better....

October 23, 2018 · 3 min · Nick Spreitzer