Last month in AWS saw me rack up a bill of US$0.86 and with the terrible US/AUD exchange rate I’m out of pocket a whole AUD$1.30. As im playing around with new technology and integrating various services that AWS provides, I touched a few services this month, and discovered I should probably decommission services I’m not actually using anymore. No surpise to me that I excceded the free tier limits for S3.
Email for the blog? well that was the next thing I was wanting to tick off the list. Not only for the blog (I’m 99.99% certain I wont ever get an email), but I’ve always wanted to just pass out throw away email addresses for when I attend conferences - just to see who’s giving my email address around. Luckily AWS have a solution called Simple Email Service (SES) which is designed for just this use case.