Smoke on the water

Today (17th Feb 2017) we were witness to horrific views of plumes of smoke over the largest lake in Bangalore, the Bellandur lake. This is not surprising, given the toxic drains that feed into the lake. The frothy drain has already become a tourist attraction. Do we want to be famous for our filth?

The burning of the lake is symptomatic of our current lifestyles and apathy for the ecosystem which we live in. We need to wake up and combine efforts of government, local municipal organizations, environmental scientists, and local civil society to save our lakes.

Which reminds me of the song by Deep Purple

When it all was over,
We had to find another place.
But time was running out,
It seemed that we would lose the race.

Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky.

Connect to AWS using Putty

So, I am trying to install wordpress on AWS to use it as a hosting for my new website (Want to try this out, instead of GoDaddy Multisite). Followed instructions to the T (used Putty Key Gen, created private key etc.) but when it came to connecting to the server itself, kept getting the following error

Not sure on what to do, tried to use user as “root”

Voila! the system told me to use “ec2-user” as the user and I was in!

P.S – This is the tutorial I have been following: http://coenraets.org/blog/2012/01/setting-up-wordpress-on-amazon-ec2-in-5-minutes/