Amazon AWS abandoned in favor of Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar in Window

Note the beautiful painting by the esteemed memetic artist Blind Hen.

Our devops committee has been busy during X-mas and finally moved the tweet harvester from Amazon Cloud to a Cookie Jar in the window.

First day after install the jar added 12 million fresh tweets into it’s belly! Technically speaking it is a linux-box sporting a raspberry pi 3 with Raspbian Jessie that now runs the harvester code formerly hosted in the cloud. A great leap towards simplicity! A nice feature is that there is a red LED light viewable from outside the box. If it’s there – everything is OK. To be certain, however, a mail is sent from the box at midnight every day with some stats and a uplifiting message:

Cookie Jar Robot Mail


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