My ideas are coming faster than the time I have to do them, so I’ll make a to-try list:

  • Let’s Encrypt for a few domains
    • Including for S3 and similar hosted sites if possible
    • Oh, hello. AWS has free certificates now
      • For AWS services I’d need to use CloudFront or Elastic Beanstalk
        • I know CloudFront is a CDN
        • Elastic Beanstalk says it’s orchestration
        • Need to see what the differences are, capabilities and cost (and competitors)
      • Mildly curious if I could use their free sites for non-AWS-hosted sites
        • Apparently not. There does not seem to be an option to view or download the private key.
    • AWS S3 can’t do https on its own. I think Route53 can make it happen, but without that need a front end server or service
  • OAuth proxy to protect my private sites and create a new webshow control dashboard I can allow e.g. Sean and Jen to authenticate and control
    • I’ll have to see if CloudFront or equivalent can do OAuth (but I still want to try my own)
  • Google’s and Azure’s alternatives to S3 web hosting
    • Especially: Can they do SSL/TLS?
  • Try self-hosting more videos on S3 or comparable
    • Come to think of it, I should try the hls and mpeg-dash live feeds
      • This should be doable, but how much will it cost?
      • Will the segments be available quickly enough to live stream this way?
        • Presuming will need to keep it in one region, but that’s fine
  • See about using Twitch or similar for the webshow in addition to current setup
  • See about getting off of WMS for main webshow feed
    • nginx? ffmpeg?
    • Twitch or YouTube Live?
  • Get OBS set up for the show and see if it can take over for Wirecast 4
  • Green screen in home office
  • Automated CI/CD for website deployment
  • Get current sites off of IIS7 and into containers and/or S3 or compatible hosting
  • Use AWS Lambda and Google and Azure analogs
    • For website uptime monitoring
    • For periodic maintenance tasks
    • For tripwire-like security checking of S3 bucket contents
  • Set up a web log analyzer that can identify and mask me, referer spam and known bots
  • Roots (repo)
  • Oh Roots has been superseded by Spike (repo), although Roots’ repo has a lot more stars
  • Figure out how to take advantage of HTTP/2
    • Ok, so it can push needed assets, but how do I inform the server which assets to push?
      • Is it even doable with a static website?
      • Or is it smart enough to figure it out from the page markup?
  • See if the cloud object storage buckets and/or load balancers can redirect URLs when refactoring or migrating sites
  • GraphQL