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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Pre-Weekend Link Frenzy

My wife’s out of town and the kids are at a high school football game, so I’ll just blog a few things before stepping away from the keyboard for a bit: Amazon S3 storage tool filicio.us now offers a choice of payment models, simple (pay them) and advanced (pay Amazon). E41ST is a unique Flash-based […]

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Jnana – Build Your Own Expert-Powered Amazon Store in Second Life

Over the last couple of months I have been corresponding with Fred Parnon, CEO of Jnana. Fred’s company has built a software platform targeted at domain experts who don’t happen to be software developers. Using this platform, domain experts can built sophisticated rule-based systems to make “intelligent” decisions, check large data sets against complex sets […]

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Werewolves of London

I’m 2/3rds of the way through a trip that will take me to three cities in the UK and then on to Boston before returning home. Late last week I gave the keynote at the d.Construct conference in Brighton, and received quite a bit of nice blog coverage: Suw Charman was happy that I was […]

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Building a Telco For 15 Cents Per Hour

Fixed costs are the enemy of any business. Money that must be invested up front to pay for land, buildings, furniture, machine tools, and computers all constitute fixed costs. Regardless of the amount of income that’s coming in, interest must be paid on the capital expended on fixed costs. In a post titled “Amazon S3… […]

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Grid Tools

There’s a handy (and timely) editorial in Dr. Dobb’s today. In A Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid…, Jon Erickson reviews the history of grid computing and also links to some tools and programming models to exploit the grid. I expect to see many of these tools and models running on Amazon EC2 before […]

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Wednesday Link Mania

Here are some interesting links I dug up this morning: Neurofuzzy: Amazon S3 PHP Class Update. Jonathan Siegel: Sandboxing Amazon EC2. Jonathan also runs the Amazon EC2 blog. There’s some good traffic on the Hadoop mailing list about Hadoop and EC2. Hadoop is the open source version of MapReduce that I mentioned in my previous […]

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Amazon EC2 Beta

Innovation never takes a break, and neither do I. From the steaming hot beaches of Cabo San Lucas I would like to tell you about the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or Amazon EC2, now open for limited beta testing, with more beta slots to open soon. Amazon EC2 gives you access to a virtual computing […]

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