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Do you find yourself joining Zoom calls a little more than usual these days? Wondering if there is a way you could teach Chrome to trust Zoom and stop asking you if you wanted to open the link?

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Where did the ‘Always trust…” checkbox go?

Unfortunately, ever since Chrome 76 the option to trust certain application links was removed and you are now no longer presented with a checkbox to trust Zoom. For many, this means hunting and clicking twice for every meeting you join, which is annoying. Thankfully there are steps you can take in macOS, Windows, or Linux to fix this issue.

How to fix (Mac)

From the macOS terminal paste and run the following command (one line) and then restart…


On the wall above my desk are five rules, and they are the framework for how I get things done

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I revisit these rules every year, and they are subject to themselves. Always iterating, words paired to only those most important, without fear of criticism and at whatever pace necessary. They are also in a deliberate order. First and foremost, they must delight you, the customer.

I’ve not found anything more succinct to enable highly productive teams than these five rules, and it should come as no surprise that when I founded CloudZero, I built our culture with these rules as its foundation. …


How AWS Savings Plans Shake up the Cloud Cost Optimization Industry and the Future of Cost Engineering

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Last month, Amazon announced the end of the reserved instance, commonly known as the “RI”, with the announcement of their new replacement, “AWS Savings Plans”. Amazon has been dropping hints for a while that they were heading in this direction, in particular their September announcement stating that all instance type limits would now be based on vCPUs, a move which laid the groundwork behind the scenes for savings plans and most likely a whole lot more that we have yet to see.

Reserved instances were long considered the place to start if you were searching for a way to lower your AWS bill. But, as with many aspects of cloud billing, the rules governing their use were complicated. Between the ever-growing number of compute instances and service type permutations, the level of complexity led to an entire cloud cost optimization market built around optimizing reserved instances — an industry that now effectively doesn’t exist anymore. …

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Erik Peterson

Founder and CTO of @CloudZeroInc. Startup Addict. Delight the Customer, Commit and Iterate, Less is More, Nothing is Sacred, Wait for No One.

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