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Great technology links - Great learning at zero cost - Sept 2023

  Computer & Technology Basics Course for Absolute Beginners   Type: Video from (YouTube) This 1-hour video is a gentle introduction to Computers. It covers hardware, software, operating systems (Windows and Mac), data safety, ergonomics, cloud, and security. Even though this is a primer, there would be a topic or two that would benefit those with many years of technology under their belt. This link would make a great share with colleagues, family, and friends.   Security Now   Type: Podcast (Video, Audio and Live) Now into its 19th year, with well over 900 episodes that are still downloadable, this podcast covers the topic of computer security. Steve Gibson expertly dives into security topics, meticulously taking them apart. The strong and loyal audience is often te

AWS vs Azure Health Dashboards

A Health Dashboard is a single source one could visit to learn about the availability and operations of IT systems. Both AWS and Azure provide Health Dashboards that allow users to view the overall status of their services. They offer a public version as well as a version available to logged-in customers. Both companies automatically update their publicly accessible sites every few seconds and provide an RSS feed to allow alerts to be sent to subscribers' RSS readers. The portal addresses are and .  Besides active alerts, both services share a log of incidents that have taken place.  Every Azure incident has an ID. Azure is better than AWS when it comes to handling the aftermath of the incident. Azure incident management describes what happened, what went wrong and why, and how Azure responded. The report adopts the lessons learned approach by sharing what actions Azure is taking to reduce the risk and mak