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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.

A Few Cool Things

Here are a few cool things that I’ve seen recently: Amazon Product Viewer Storage3 – PHP 5 Class for S3 Access Amazon Catalog Tree MySic Shopping Advisor Create Your Own Amazon Store — Jeff;

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Firefox + S3: Some Ideas for Developers

I’m a long-time Firefox fan and user, and I love to see how developers express their creativity by making interesting and useful extensions. Last week I read the new (and free) Firefox Facts ebook and discovered some cool extensions that I hadn’t previously known about. As I read the book, I realized that several of […]

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A Few Interesting Mechanical Turk Links

Here are a few things that caught my eye while checking my Technorati watch lists: William Turkel: Mechanical Turk Does Public History Dan Grigbsby: Spam, Obscenity, and the Mechanical Turk Paul Bausch: Mechanical Turk Marie-Lynn Richard: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Program: A New Tool for Delegating? Broadcasting 2.0: Podcast Transscripts and the Mechanical Turk — Jeff;

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TalkCrunch: Introduction to Amazon S3

Mike Arrington interviewed Amazon’s Adam Selipsky (VP of Web Services) and Dave Barth (Product Manager) about Amazon S3 on the TalkCrunch podcast. The interview is currently represented in the site’s RSS feed, but it is not visible on the site itself. — Jeff;

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Watch This Next!

Watch This Next is a new Ajax-style, ECS-powered site. Using simple drag and drop gestures, you can categorize DVDs into those that you love, hate, or haven’t seen. Based on this information, the site makes recommendations to you. The sites can use the DVD catalogs from,, and . Update: Post greatly improved […]

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Look Out Europe, Here We Come!

I’m planning a trip to the Europe in May, and I’ll be bringing along a couple of my colleagues. I am already scheduled to speak at several conferences: IQPC SOA Conference, London. XTech 2006, Amsterdam. WWW 2006, Edinburgh. As part of this trip we are also planning to have some 1-on-1 meetings and dinners with […]

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S3 Roundup

There’s a lot going on with Amazon’s new S3 service; here’s a quick roundup of some of what I’ve seen in the last couple of days: Over at InfoWorld, Jon Udell proposes S3 as a piece of politically neutral architecture. Mitch Garnaat has created BitBucket, a set of Python scripts for S3 access. There’s even […]

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Mozes: Book info using SMS

I met the founder of Mozes at Mashup Camp earlier this year. They just rolled out the beta version of their new service. To use Mozes, you simply send (or “text” as my kids would say) an SMS message to 66937. The message must start with the word “book”, a space, and  then the 10-digit […]

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