Monday, January 25, 2021

Why Hoaxes Work

I am constantly amazed why e-mail hoaxes still work, even to this day. Haven't we been warned for several years now to look...

The User Experience has Changed

Your UI is not your father's UI. Back in the late 80's, during the days of Windows 2.0, the big push was to make your...

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

One of the first things we'll do after creating an AWS account is add users and groups via the IAM console. We will initially do this as the "root" account user. But be careful -- root accounts are not restricted in any way. Therefore, I strongly recommend following the Security Status checklist FIRST when visiting the IAM console.

Dropbox Cautionary Tale

This is my first post in a long time. You know, pandemic, elections, world falling apart distractions. Will be prepping for my next AWS...

AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)

S3 is object-based flat file unlimited storage. It's unlimited, but that doesn't mean we should throw files up there without thinking -- storage still costs money. It's not block-based, so it's not meant for storing operating systems or live databases. But any type of file can be stored (including database file backups), and each can be from 0 bytes up to 5 TB. General knowledge about S3 is one of the key categories in the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.