When Meteor-Grade AI Comes Knocking, Do We Still Need to Learn AWS? 👉 A Traveler's Perspective on a Decade of Decomposition and Integration (AWS Community Day Taiwan 2023)

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At the AWS Community Day Taiwan 2023 conference organized by the community, I aimed to address two key aspects. Firstly, to break down the complex and vast amount of AWS product information for attendees who might be overwhelmed by the information or struggling to find direction. Secondly, I adapted the content from a 10-minute presentation at the 4/19 Generative AI Meetup to a 20-minute version. Through examples, we introduced the importance of Frameworks and Foundations, and further presented five tools for organizing knowledge. These tools were integrated into the Ernest PKM IIDEE or Amazon Working Backwards frameworks. Lastly, I took this opportunity to record the session.

I extend my gratitude to Amy Lee, the organizer of AWS Community Day Taiwan 2023, and to Eric and Wyne from Track A for their invitations. I also thank the enthusiastic volunteers and sponsors at the event, which made the second edition of AWS Community Day Taiwan vibrant and energetic. It truly serves as a blessing for AWS enthusiasts and developers alike.

For more details about the expansion of the personal knowledge system, you can read more in-depth in my article 👉 Ernest PKM. In addition to organizing human thoughts, this version includes integrating human-computer collaboration and breaking down historical context.

The significance of historical context is emphasized, echoing the words of Werner Vogels (Amazon.com CTO) at AWS re:Invent 2020:


Technology always moves forwards, but sometimes it’s good to look back, to look at where we came from, to understand our foundation.” – Werner Vogels, Amazon.com CTO at AWS re:Invent 2020

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Decomposition & Comparison: Why sometimes AWS CLI create-invalidation cannot clear Amazon CloudFront cache

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Introduction

Since moving my blog from GitHub Pages to Amazon S3 + Amazon CloudFront, the deployment time and webpage loading time have been greatly reduced.

Even for long articles like Ernest PKM (Personal Knowledge Management) Workflow, the webpage loading time can still achieve DOMContentLoaded < 650 ms and Load < 2.5 s. The deployment time has been significantly reduced from an average of 10-13 minutes on GitHub Pages build to less than 1 minute when there are no image changes.

However, this led to another issue of managing and deciding the CDN cache expiration period.

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Ernest PKM Personal Knowledge System Workflow (2023.25)

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✳️ Introduction

(Initial version on 2023-02-16)

Since childhood, probably elementary school, I’ve been fascinated by notebooks, enjoying recording numbers, temperatures, times, the number of pigeons on the neighboring building outside the window, and how long it takes for them to fly around and return to their pigeon house, etc.

As I grew older, I’ve always regarded notebooks as tools for recording, memorizing, and quick review. However, I felt that they didn’t match my workflow, whether at work or at home. In recent years, I’ve been better at integrating them into my workflow and documenting my current Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) process. This workflow is derived from the various shares of many people who are smarter and more focused on PKM, Smart Notes, and other areas than me.

This workflow may not be suitable for everyone, but I hope that by sharing these ideas, we can spark conversations and discussions that help us, and even our next generation, reduce the time spent exploring and improve learning or work efficiency, ultimately contributing to society or humanity.

AI, Machine Learning, ChatGPT, Google Bard, Amazon Titan, Auto-GPT, and other models and artificial intelligence tools can handle some tasks for us, but they also operate following a certain process. If we can master the idea of process design, I believe we can still make a difference in society and organizations. Let’s encourage each other.


(Updated to 2023.25 version on 2023-04-19)

Originally, I thought the Ernest PKM series of articles would be updated once a year, but in just a quarter of a year (0.25 year), various AI thoughts and products have descended like meteorites, prompting a forced industry upgrade.

Since the GPT version numbers have evolved from GPT-1, GPT-2, GPT-3, GPT-3.5, to GPT-4, Ernest PKM has also undergone a minor upgrade, integrating both human brain and AI (MLOps) workflows, resulting in the Ernest PKM 2023.25 version. I chose to publish it on 4/19 Generative AI Meetup to share and interact with old friends and new acquaintances whom I haven’t seen for a long time.

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Heptabase Quick Capture mobile app

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Today, while I am sorting out the draft of the newly released Ernest’s Personal Knowledge System Workflow (2023), I found some exciting news. Alan announced on the Discord channel that Heptabase is entering the mobile space for the first time, launching the Heptabase Quick Capture mobile app. It is released on both Google Play and Apple TestFlight.

You can quickly capture ideas directly on your phone and record them in the Heptabase Quick Capture mobile app, and then it will be sent to the Heptabase Card Library. For more details, please refer to the “2️⃣ Inbox” section of Ernest’s Personal Knowledge System Workflow (2023).

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Ernest PKM Personal Knowledge System Workflow (2023)

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👉 This article has been updated. Click here to go to the latest version


Since childhood, probably elementary school, I’ve been fascinated by notebooks, enjoying recording numbers, temperatures, times, the number of pigeons on the neighboring building outside the window, and how long it takes for them to fly around and return to their pigeon house, etc.

As I grew older, I’ve always regarded notebooks as tools for recording, memorizing, and quick review. However, I felt that they didn’t match my workflow, whether at work or at home. In recent years, I’ve been better at integrating them into my workflow and documenting my current Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) process. This workflow is derived from the various shares of many people who are smarter and more focused on PKM, Smart Notes, and other areas than me.

This workflow may not be suitable for everyone, but I hope that by sharing these ideas, we can spark conversations and discussions that help us, and even our next generation, reduce the time spent exploring and improve learning or work efficiency, ultimately contributing to society or humanity.

AI, Machine Learning, ChatGPT, Google Bard, Amazon Titan, Auto-GPT, and other models and artificial intelligence tools can handle some tasks for us, but they also operate following a certain process. If we can master the idea of process design, I believe we can still make a difference in society and organizations. Let’s encourage each other.

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Talk: Why re:Invent & How to re:Invent

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Initing

Today I am honored to be invited to participate in the re:Invent 2022 Watch Party in Taipei, one of the AWS re:Cap series events in Taiwan. Saw a lot of old friends and made a few new ones too :)

Share the personal experience of physically logging into Las Vegas to participate in re:Invent 2022 last month, share the thinking behind why you should physically participate in AWS re:Invent 2022, how to efficiently absorb 4 keynotes totaling 7 hours, etc.

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Think in Context: Highlights of AWS re:Invent 2022 Keynote x4

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Initing

My personal interest outside of work is to immerse myself in a large, complex, and clueless flow of information, and to clarify my thoughts by decomposing and integrating them. On the other hand, various supports from the global AWS Heros Program. Not only to being able to immerse myself in the news stream of the AWS re:Invent - an annual developer conference - for a whole week, you can also talk closely with more than 200 AWS Heroes from different perspectives, viewpoints, and professions around the world. These full harvests, on the return flight, apart from thinking about where to go to visit the ginkgo night view and eat sushi (oops, wait, this is not to write a travelogue…), my mind is full of trying various ways to link and organize, this article is one of them.

This article Think in Context: Highlights of AWS re:Invent 2022 Keynote x4 focuses on:

  • From 7 hours, 4 keynote speeches, and 4 aspects, how to observe the layout of AWS?
  • From the different roles of “leadership, branding, public relations, marketing, product, technology, engineering”, how to divide the work and digest each keynote speech?
  • After extracting information, how to integrate it back into corporate strategy and product development?

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Think in Context: AWS re:Invent 2022 Werner Vogels Keynote

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Initing

Since I was selected as AWS Community Hero in early 2020, I have encountered the epidemic and have not flown for three years. It is a great honor to be invited to physically log in to the AWS annual developer conference re:Invent 2022 in Las Vegas this year. I am very happy to be able to experience all kinds of live events again.

For three consecutive years, I have decomposed the CEO Keynote, which attracts the most attention among the four keynotes held at AWS re:Invent each year. This year, I want to try to sort out the other keynotes. Maybe there will be different gains in the process of sorting out, and then I will share the results of these sorting by the way. Share it with everyone.

As in the past, at the beginning of the full text, I will first try to grasp the structure of the speech, then put some observations and inferences, and then put some running notes in each paragraph for future search and use. There are extended readings at the end of the article, which can enrich the background situation or information of the speech content. I also hope to have the opportunity to lead everyone to reason together why this product or function was launched at this time point, where the trends of various industries around the world are going. Read more, compare more, and refer more. Maybe we can avoid some minefields of misjudgment. In the case of limited resources, if we go in the wrong direction, the market may not give us a chance to cut it off and practice again. My reasoning is not necessarily correct, just as a kind of practice and sharing.

New services or new launches are marked with [NEW 🚀] in this article, so that you can press Command/Ctrl+F to search on the inner page.

This article deliberately removes most of the product links first, so that everyone can focus on reading (we are all less focused these days, aren’t we?). If you need a product link, you can refer to the AWS Product List that I organize regularly.

I also welcome everyone to give me some feedback or corrections (also come and see if there is a chance to include these materials in ChatGPT 2022). Then let’s get started!

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Think in Context: AWS re:Invent 2022 Swami Sivasubramanian Keynote

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Initing

Since I was selected as AWS Community Hero in early 2020, I have encountered the epidemic and have not flown for three years. It is a great honor to be invited to physically log in to the AWS annual developer conference re:Invent 2022 in Las Vegas this year. I am very happy to be able to experience all kinds of live events again.

For three consecutive years, I have decomposed the CEO Keynote, which attracts the most attention among the four keynotes held at AWS re:Invent each year. This year, I want to try to sort out the other keynotes. Maybe there will be different gains in the process of sorting out, and then I will share the results of these sorting by the way. Share it with everyone.

As in the past, at the beginning of the full text, I will first try to grasp the structure of the speech, then put some observations and inferences, and then put some running notes in each paragraph for future search and use. There are extended readings at the end of the article, which can enrich the background situation or information of the speech content. I also hope to have the opportunity to lead everyone to reason together why this product or function was launched at this time point, where the trends of various industries around the world are going. Read more, compare more, and refer more. Maybe we can avoid some minefields of misjudgment. In the case of limited resources, if we go in the wrong direction, the market may not give us a chance to cut it off and practice again. My reasoning is not necessarily correct, just as a kind of practice and sharing.

New services or new launches are marked with [NEW 🚀] in this article, so that you can press Command/Ctrl+F to search on the inner page.

This article deliberately removes most of the product links first, so that everyone can focus on reading (we are all less focused these days, aren’t we?). If you need a product link, you can refer to the AWS Product List that I organize regularly.

I also welcome everyone to give me some feedback or corrections (also come and see if there is a chance to include these materials in ChatGPT 2022). Then let’s get started!

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