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GoDaddy To Amazon Route 53 - Lessons Learned

The first thing you'll want to do is created a "Hosted Zone" with the same A and CNAME records (and any other relevant records that aren't specific to GoDaddy).

When you transfer the domain and it asks you if you want to use the old name servers - answer no. I messed this one up and kept using GoDaddy's "domaincontrol.com" name servers and DNS stopped resolving eventually. If you mess this up too, you'll need to go to the "Hosted Zone" for your site and copy the records in the "NS" list to domain's name servers on the registered domains page.

Installing Postgres 9.5 On OSX

Edit 12/25/2020: I’d recommend using: https://postgresapp.com/

Ended up being surprisingly easy:

New Macbook Pro Setup

I’m finally switching to a Macbook Pro as my personal computer after a few months of using one at work. Local development on OSX is a lot easier and bug-free than on a Windows computer.

I started a gist with what I did for setup:

Cygwin - Python Compiled Without SSL Support

Download error on https://pypi.python.org/simple/pip/: unknown url type:
https -- Some packages may not be found!

ImportError: cannot import name HTTPSHandler

I was trying to install pip in cygwin when this happened. Searches say openssl-devel needed to be installed, but it already was. Apparently python was compiled without ssl support.

My solution was to install cygwin-x86 instead of the 64x one.