Cloud Skills 101 - How To Learn AWS For Free

Cloud skills are hot right now, but unlike learning Python or running a Docker container, building in the cloud will cost you. Fortunately there are some secrets to maximizing the AWS free tier and getting credits to cover your monthly bill.

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Automate Spotify Playlists with AWS Lambda

I’m not one for playlists. My Spotify routine typically involves listening to my Discover Weekly, liking songs, then listening to the Liked Songs playlist. Years of a shared family cellphone plan also traumatized me into saving mobile data. If I’m going to listen to something while I drive, I’ll download it. Unfortunately my Liked Songs playlist, like yours, is massive.

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Automate Gmail with App Scripts

The inbox - overflowing with promotional offers, updates that interest no one, and other cries for attention. Just like mailboxes the inbox is overflowing with junk mail. Labels, filters, and countless third-party tools attempt to categorize incoming mail and bring important messages to the front.

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Diving into the Deep End - Sinkholing an Active Botnet

I’m not an expert in reverse engineering or threat intelligence. I spend my days as a security analyst trying to make sense of things I don’t know much about. Those things might be a system admin setting up a new application or it could be a multi-stage malware attack. In one case it was the latter.

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