A collection of websites, books, articles,… I’ve read but also want to be reminded of

Title Description Keywords
Basics of Pointers and arrays in C C, reverse engineering, memory
The 5 minute guide to c pointers C, reverse engineering, memory
Interactive guide to Buffer Overflow exploitation Buffer overflow, exploit, reverse engineering
This is Going to Hurt medical student, biography, humor 9781509858637
Backdoored Browser Extensions Hid Malicious Traffic in Analytics Requests Chrome, extension, reverse engineering
in-depth dive into the security features of the Intel/Windows platform secure boot process intel, secure boot, reverse engineering
UPX Anti-Unpacking Techniques in IoT Malware upx, obfuscation, reverse engineering
Cloud FinOps by J.R. Storment, Mike Fuller finops, cloud, aws 9781492054610
The Last Wish witcher, fantasy 9781473231061
Sword of Destiny witcher, fantasy 9781473231085
Blood of Elves witcher, fantasy 9781473231078


Hi, I’m Tom Stroobants 🐱‍🐉 I live in Belgium with my wife and son. Currently I am a AWS Cloud Developer/Architect with some brownie points in EKS (Kubernetes) and Terraform.

I am also a certified electrician! ⚡

AWS Products I have worked with

Some products will show up in multiple categories.

Product-category AWS Products
Analytics Amazon Athena, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon QuickSight
Application Integration AWS Step Functions, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
Blockchain In the future hopefully!
Business Applications In the future hopefully!
Productivity Applications Amazon Chime, Amazon WorkDocs
Communication Developer Services Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)
Cloud Financial Management AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, AWS Cost and Usage Report, Reserved Instance Reporting, Savings Plans
Compute Amazon EC2, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda
Contact Center In the future hopefully!
Containers Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), AWS Fargate
Database Amazon Aurora, Amazon Aurora Serverless V2 (Preview), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, AWS Database Migration Service
Developer Tools AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), AWS Cloud9, AWS CloudShell, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeStar, AWS Command Line Interface, AWS Tools and SDKs, AWS X-Ray
End User Computing Amazon WorkSpaces
Front-End Web & Mobile Amazon API Gateway
Game Tech Amazon GameLift
Internet of Things In the future hopefully!
Machine Learning Amazon CodeGuru, Amazon Lex, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Textract
Management & Governance Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Auto Scaling, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Command Line Interface, AWS Compute Optimizer, AWS Config, AWS Control Tower, AWS Console Mobile Application, AWS Launch Wizard, AWS License Manager, AWS Management Console, AWS Organizations, AWS Personal Health Dashboard, AWS Service Catalog, AWS Systems Manager, AWS Trusted Advisor, AWS Well-Architected Tool
Media Services Amazon Elastic Transcoder
Migration & Transfer AWS Migration Hub, AWS Application Discovery Service, AWS Database Migration Service
Networking & Content Delivery Amazon VPC, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS App Mesh, AWS Cloud Map, AWS Global Accelerator, AWS PrivateLink, AWS VPN, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
Quantum Technologies Hopefully in the future!
Robotics Hopefully in the future!
Satellite Hopefully in the future!
Security, Identity, & Compliance AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon Cognito, Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, AWS Artifact, AWS Certificate Manager, AWS Directory Service, AWS Key Management Service, AWS Resource Access Manager, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Shield, AWS Single Sign-On, AWS WAF
Serverless AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS Fargate, AWS Step Functions
Storage Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), Amazon S3 Glacier, AWS Backup
AR & VR Hopefully in the future!

What’s up with this website?

The whole website is written in Markdown. After that I render it with the help of pandoc and a custom script I wrote to dynamically generate the posts section. The website is completely made for having a low footprint and very fast loading. Also I suck at CSS and actually kinda dig the old school look. I migrated from Wordpress. Even though Wordpress was nice, even a simplistic theme was bigger than the ebooks I’m reading and even though I was a paying customer the selection of themes was very limited and plugins were… non-existant except the few you were allowed to have.

I can’t promise the whole site stays javascript free but if I use javascript I will have thought about it for a long time.

No cookies, no tracking. I look at visitation numbers in my Cloudflare portal. This whole website is smaller than one page of the modern web.


How come you have so many certifications in the year 2021? Simply because before 2021 my employer never payed for the exam fees, so this was more a catching up than anything else

Or visit my Credly profile