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  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post AWS Educate - Lambda overview January 1, 2021 - 3:02pm
    While Functions as a Service (FaaS) has been around for a bit, the "serverless" buzz has continued to mount in the last year or so. The version AWS offers is called Lambda, and it's quite interesting.I've worked a bit with Lambda before, so I know...
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post AWS Educate - On Demand vs Spot December 16, 2020 - 1:32pm
    Here's a short bit about on demand vs. spot instances, and management of "credits" on AWS Educate in general. First, the thing to remember is that the service is giving you a certain amount of credit for free, which is awesome and I'm thankful...
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post Why do I have to use my "business" email address to sign up? November 16, 2020 - 1:02pm
    Email address classification sucks
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post AWS Educate - Cloud Computing 101 October 30, 2020 - 11:58am
    I took this course a while back, and I thought I'd talk a bit about it. It's a good basic introduction to cloud computing, allowing you to dip a toe into a number of areas and understand the fundamentals. It explores compute (EC2), storage (S3),...
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post AWS Educate -- Credits bite me October 25, 2020 - 5:38pm
    Just after I blogged, I went to check on my AWS Educate instance, and it was DOWN, ugh. It turns out I'd run out of credits. So, this is bad -- because there should be SOME notification that you are close to running out of credits, and there...
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post AWS Educate - A few months in October 22, 2020 - 10:25am
    Life has a way of sneaking up on you -- more on that in another entry.Let's chat about AWS Educate!So, after my initial entry, I've had time on and off again with it, and I have more thoughts.There are lots of educational options, which seem...
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post AWS Educate - A first look July 29, 2019 - 6:43pm
    I signed up a number of months ago for AWS Educate, a program that is offered for free through my enrollment at AU. It took a bit of a song and a dance to get working (my school address wouldn't actually let me sign up), but that got sorted out...
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post Getting back to blogging July 29, 2019 - 6:28pm
    I haven't blogged in a while publicly, for a variety of reasons. I've been too distracted with work and school and just life in general. I've just finished a course and a short contract, so it's time to take a little breath and do some...
  • Gerald Abshez published a blog post Research and Data Science October 15, 2018 - 11:20pm
    Gerald Abshez: I'm taking the first serious research-based course of my Master's, and it's both challenging and interesting. [...] I'd like to look at applications of Data Science in the area of Computer Security ...